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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 812-815

Non-surgical treatment of peri-implantitis with the adjunctive use of an 810-nm diode laser

1 Department of Specialistic and Odontostomatologic Clinical Sciences, School for Dental Hygienists, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
2 Department of Morphology, Surgery and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy

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Francesco Carinci
Department of Morphology, Surgery and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Corso della Giovecca 203, 44100 Ferrara
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.124531

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An 810-nm diode laser was used to non-surgically treat a 7-mm pocket around an implant that had five threads of bone loss, BoP+, and exudate, and the patient was followed up for 5 years. Non-surgical treatment, home care reinforcement, clinical indices records, and radiographic examination were completed in two consecutive 1-h appointments within 24 h. The patient was monitored frequently for the first 3 months. Subsequently, maintenance debridement visits were scheduled at 3-month intervals. The patient had a decreased probing pocket depth and a negative BoP index compared to initial clinical data, and the results were stable after 1 year. After 5 years of follow-up visits, there appeared to be rebound of the bone level radiographically. Within the limits of this case report, conventional non-surgical periodontal therapy with the adjunctive use of an 810-nm diode laser may be a feasible alternative approach for the management of peri-implantitis. The 5-year clinical and radiographic outcomes indicated maintenance of the clinical improvement.

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