Coronally advanced flap adjunct with low intensity laser therapy: a randomized controlled clinical pilot study


Ozturan S., Durukan S. A. , Ozcelik O. , SEYDAOĞLU G. , HAYTAÇ M. C.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PERIODONTOLOGY, vol.38, no.11, pp.1055-1062, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1600-051x.2011.01774.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PERIODONTOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1055-1062
  • Keywords: aesthetic, coronally advanced flap, low intensity laser/therapy, Miller class I recessions, Miller class II recessions, root coverage, CONNECTIVE-TISSUE GRAFT, MULTIPLE GINGIVAL RECESSIONS, ACELLULAR DERMAL MATRIX, ROOT SURFACE BIOMODIFICATION, PERIODONTAL PLASTIC-SURGERY, TITANIUM IMPLANT MATERIAL, MILLER CLASS-I, POSITIONED FLAP, ENVELOPE TECHNIQUE, DOUBLE-BLIND

Abstract

Aim: Coronally advanced flap (CAF) technique and its modifications have been proposed in the literature. Low intensity laser therapy (LILT) is shown to increase wound healing. The aim of this split-mouth randomized controlled pilot study was to assess the effects of LILT with respect to root coverage after CAF procedure for the treatment of multiple-recession type defects (MRTD).