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Diode laser offers minimal benefit for periodontal therapy.
|Title||Diode laser offers minimal benefit for periodontal therapy.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Cobb CM, Blue MS, Beaini NE, Umaki MR, Satheesh KM|
|Journal||Compendium of continuing education in dentistry (Jamesburg, N.J. : 1995)|
|Date Published||2012 Apr|
Current evidence indicates that use of diode lasers in the treatment of periodontitis--either as a monotherapy or adjunctive to traditional therapy--offers minimal benefit. Further, subgingival application of the diode laser during nonsurgical periodontal therapy can result in undesired outcomes, even when using manufacturer-recommended parameters.
|Alternate Journal||Compend Contin Educ Dent|