The Open Dentistry Journal

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Periodontal Bone Regeneration and the Er,Cr:YSGG Laser: A Case Report

Douglas N. Dederich Cert Perio
Room 5-531 ECHA, Department of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 1C9; Canada



Traditional methods of regenerating bone in periodontal bone defects have been partially successful and have involved numerous protocols and materials. More recently, it has been proposed that Er,Cr:YSGG laser energy may also be beneficial in the treatment of periodontal pockets, particularly in the regeneration of bone lost due to periodontal disease.

Case Description:

The purpose of this paper is to present a case report of the Er,Cr:YSGG laser being used to conservatively treat a recalcitrant periodontal pocket in the presence of a periodontal bone defect and that resulted in successful resolution of the pocket and significant radiographic bone fill at the 1 year recall visit.

Clinical Implications:

This protocol using the Er,Cr:YSGG laser for the treatment of periodontal loss of attachment and periodontal bone loss may represent a less invasive alternative than traditional open-flap periodontal surgery or the intrasulcular use of other more penetrating laser wavelengths.

Keywords: Alveolar Bone, Bone, Laser Surgery, Lasers, Periodontal Pocket, Periodontitis.

Article Information

Identifiers and Pagination:

Year: 2013
Volume: 7
First Page: 16
Last Page: 19
Publisher Id: TODENTJ-7-16
DOI: 10.2174/1874210601307010016

Article History:

Received Date: 8/8/2012
Revision Received Date: 8/10/2012
Acceptance Date: 6/11/2012
Electronic publication date: 22/2/2013
Collection year: 2013

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