Peri-Implantitis Treatment

Peri-implantitis Treatment: Clinical Results of Conventional Treatment vs. the Addition of Biolase

The purpose of the study is to observe the effects of two commonly utilized treatment modalities to treat peri-implantitis and to compare the results. The first method of treatment is debridement with curettes and ultrasonic scalers and it represents the traditional approach in the treatment of peri-implantitis. The second method of treatment involves the use of the Biolase laser in addition to the traditional approach of debriding with curettes and ultrasonic scalers. No studies exist comparing these two approaches, and this will serve as a pilot study to explore possible differences. Our research hypothesis is that the addition of Er;Cr;YSGG laser is likely to be more effective in removing the microbiota from a rough implant surface, and that this will manifest with improved clinical parameters in subjects that receive this method of treatment.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Device - Er,Cr:YSGG laser

Application of Er,Cr:YSGG in peri-implantitis cases as a coadjutant has shown reduction in the pocket depths and bleeding on probing

Procedure - Scaling

Scaling and debridement of the implant surface with hand scalers and curettes and an ultrasonic scaling unit (Cavitron -Dentsply Sirona)

Device - Inactive Er,Cr:YSGG

Er,Cr:YSGG laser (inactive form - sham procedure) applied to the surface of the implant

Treatment of Peri-implantitis: Clinical Comparison Between Conventional Treatment Versus Conventional Plus Biolase Laser Treatment as a Co-adjuvant