Avances en Periodoncia e Implantología Oral
versión impresa ISSN 1699-6585
Different lasers, such as CO2, the Nd:YAG and the ArF have been proposed for use in periodontal therapy. Most systems have not reached clinical significance because of the unsattisfactory results of laser treated root surfaces, emergence of severe side effects, or the lack of suitable delivery systems. However, the recently introduced Er:YAG laser radiation appears to be a promising alternative means of removing microbial plaque and calculus from diseased tooth root surfaces, due to its thermo-mechanical ablation properties and the lack of thermal side effects. The purpose of this article is to review current applications of laser Er:YAG to periodontal practice.
Palabras clave : Tooth root; scaling; dental calculus; cementum; Er:YAG laser; lasers [periodontic]; lasers [adverse effects].