Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 124--130

Effect of laser application in the healing of intrabony defects treated with bioactive glass


Rajesh Kumar Gupta1, Baljeet Singh2, Sachin Goyal2, Nidhi Rani3 
1 Department of Periodontology, Swami Devi Dyal Hospital and Dental College, Barwala, Haryana, India
2 Department of Periodontology, Bhojia Dental College and Hospital, Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, India
3 Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandighar, India

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Aims: Presence of bacteria within the environment of infrabony pockets affects healing during their treatment. Present investigation utilized a diode laser for pocket sanitization before the placement of bone biomaterial with the aim of enhancing the healing. Materials and Methods: Twelve patients with bilateral intrabony defects participated in a split-mouth study design. Control group received biomaterial application only after surgical debridement. Infrabony pockets in the test group were irradiated with 810-nm diode laser at 0.8 W, continuous wave for 20 s before surgical debridement and biomaterial application. Healing was assessed using clinical and radiologic parameters. Results: Control group showed mean probing depth (PD) reduction of 3.25 ± 0.62 at 3, 4.08 ± 0.90 mm at 6 months. 3.00 ± 0.73 at 3, 3.91 ± 0.66 mm at 6 months reduction in mean PD was seen in the test group (P < 0.001). No statistically significant differences between the groups were observed. A gain of 2.50 ± 0.67 at 3, 3.25 ± 0.62 mm at 6 months in relative clinical attachment level was seen in the control and of 2.33 ± 0.77 at 3, 3.16 ± 0.57 mm at 6 months in the test group (P < 0.001) without significant differences between groups. 1.33 ± 0.57 and 0.95 ± 0.68 mm hard-tissue fill (difference in the radiographic distance between cementoenamel junction and base of the intrabony defect pre- and post-operative) at 6 months was observed in the control and test groups, respectively (P < 0.001). Between groups differences (0.22 ± 0.24 mm) were not significant. Conclusions: Similar reduction in soft- and hard-tissue parameters in both groups indicates that adjunctive pocket sanitization with diode laser did not improve the healing of intrabony defects treated with bioactive glass.


How to cite this article:
Gupta RK, Singh B, Goyal S, Rani N. Effect of laser application in the healing of intrabony defects treated with bioactive glass.J Indian Soc Periodontol 2019;23:124-130


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Gupta RK, Singh B, Goyal S, Rani N. Effect of laser application in the healing of intrabony defects treated with bioactive glass. J Indian Soc Periodontol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Jun 2 ];23:124-130
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