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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 14-17

The effect of low-level laser therapy on nonsurgical periodontal therapy: A clinico-biochemical study

1 Department of Periodontics, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, Telangana, India
2 General Dentist, Dental Expert Clinic, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Dr. Ashank Mishra
Department of Periodontics, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, Telangana
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jdl.jdl_19_17

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Aim of the study: To evaluate the effect of low-level laser therapy, as an adjunct to non-surgical periodontal treatment, on periodontal clinical and biochemical parameter i.e CRP. Materials and Methods: The study was designed as a randomized, controlled, single-blind, split-mouth clinical trial. Systemically healthy persons diagnosed with chronic periodontitis and presence of at least two bilateral maxillary premolars with ≥5-mm periodontal pocket depth were included in the study. The PPD, CAL,MGİ and SBI were measured at the baseline and at 1 and 3 months after periodontal treatment. Gingival crevicular fluid samples were taken at the baseline , 1 month and 3 months after treatment. The LLLT application was made in four sessions: after periodontal treatment, on the third day, and on the seventh day post-treatment. LLLT was applied in non-contact mode and tip tissue distance was approximately 1cm on every tooth on the test side for 15 s in the continuous mode, at 0.5 W and with an application tip 1 cm in diameter. Results: Intra group comparison for both the groups showed significant difference from baseline to one month for MGI and SBI and PD showed significant difference only in the test group , whereas from baseline to three months all the parameters showed statistically significant difference. Intergroup comparison between the groups showed statistically significant differences between MGI, SBI and CRP levels. Conclusion: Within the limitations of this study, LLLT in addition to non surgical periodontal treatment, has positive impact.

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