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Study finds lack of research to support perio laser therapy


Soft-tissue lasers add no clinical value to the treatment of periodontal disease beyond what can be achieved using scaling, planing and conventional surgical procedures, according to a literature review in the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association. But other research, and the evolving perception that periodontal disease is caused not by oral bacteria but by inflammatory cells that overreact to the presence of the bacteria, point to an issue that is not quite so black and white. (May require free registration to view article.) more

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