The result: The pocket depth decreases with 1.55mm for the control group and 1.70mm for the laser group. The attachment level gain reveals 1.09mm for hand instrumentation and 0.59mm for laser instrumentation. The bleeding on probing reduces more significantly in the laser group.
The conclusion: The LiteTouch™ Er:YAG laser instrumentation is effective in the treatment of moderate chronic periodontitis and leads to promising clinical results. LiteTouch™ instrumentation resulted in a significant reduction of pocket depth, bleeding on probing and gain of clinical attachment. The values obtained remain significantly lower one year after therapy compared to those measured in the initial clinical visit, which proves the long-term stability of the results.
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