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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry



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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 37 (2017), No. 1     20. Dec. 2016
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 37 (2017), No. 1  (20.12.2016)

Online Article, Page 120-129, doi:10.11607/prd.2981, PubMed:27977822

Online Article: A New Approach for the Treatment of Lateral Periodontal Cysts with an 810-nm Diode Laser
Isola, Gaetano / Matarese, Giovanni / Lo Giudice, Giuseppe / Briguglio, Francesco / Alibrandi, Angela / Crupi, Andrea / Cordasco, Giancarlo / Ramaglia, Luca
The aim of this study was to test whether the combination of diode laser therapy and surgical treatment for a lateral periodontal cyst (LPC) would result in greater clinical improvement compared with surgery alone. A total of 18 patients with LPCs were assessed for eligibility for this study. At baseline, each patient was randomly allocated to one of two regimens: diode laser plus surgery (test group) or traditional surgical treatment alone (control group). Healing parameters were assessed at 7 to 21 days to monitor short-term complications, and periodontal parameters were assessed at 3, 6, and 12 months to evaluate long-term healing. The test group demonstrated highly significant differences in both the shortterm and long-term parameters compared with the control group. This study showed that diode laser treatment results in a shorter wound-healing period and could be considered valuable for the surgical treatment of LPCs.