Table 1: Er,Cr:YSGG Laser Minimally-Invasive Surgery Protocol

Local Anesthesia
Gingival Troughing with Er,Cr:YSGG laser down to crest of bone in areas of pocketing. Exposure parameters: Power 1.5 Watts; Pulse Repetition Rate 30 pps; 15% Water; 11% Air
Mechanical Root Debridement
Final decontamination of root surface with Er,Cr:YSGG laser using side-firing tip. Exposure parameters: Power 1 Watt; Pulse Repetition Rate 50pps; 15% Water; 11% Air
Tissue pressed back against root surface and sealed with cyanoacrylate adhesive

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