Accession Number : AD1012745

Title :   Lasers in Periodontics: Review of Literature

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences Bethesda United States

Personal Author(s) : Smith,Alex

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Report Date : 01 Jun 2015

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : While still considered a new technology, the use of lasers in dentistry is rapidlyincreasing in use and clinical success. The main question to ask is Why lasers in Dentistry''? There areseveral reasons with the most common ones listed as follows: 1) new technology, cutting edge, 2)effective therapy, 3) positive clinical results, 4) economic return, and 5) satisfaction (dentist andpatient) - such as minimal anesthesia, good coagulation, reduced pain, minimal swelling, and being ableto complete the treatment more rapidly. This paper will focus primarily on the use of lasers in thespecialty of periodontics.

Descriptors :   lasers , PERIODONTICS , literature surveys , dentistry , dental research , tissues

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE