Introduction: Periodontal Pockets are pathological spaces located between the teeth and the adjacent soft tissue. Some Periodontal pockets asymptomatic, while others My have significant symptoms. Patients with active periodontal pockets may feel pain, bleeding and swollen gingiva (adjacent to pocket). These symptoms appear because of a microbial invasion to this space and the accumulation of food debris. Objective: This study aims to explore the effect of diode lasers in relieving the symptoms of active periodontal pockets. Materials and methods: The method is based on irradiating the active periodontal pocket by using 980 nanometer diode laser and recording the condition of the patients before and after laser therapy. Ten patients visited the dental clinic suffering from various degrees of pain, bleeding, gingival swelling, and bad odor (active periodontal pocket symptoms). All those patients were subjected to the same laser protocol. The laser beam was used to irradiate the infected periodontal pocket to eradicate the microbes, removing the infected epithelial lining, and enhance tissue healing. All the patients came to the dental clinic two weeks later for evaluation. Results: The diode laser showed good results in relieving the pain and reducing gingival swelling and bleeding with about 90% of the patients feeling better. Nine patients felt no pain after laser therapy, the gingival swelling and bleeding started to decrease gradually and disappeared completely after 15 days. Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, the diode laser was a good choice for relieving active periodontal pocket symptoms.
Alrikabi, Hareth A. and saeed, Lamyaa A.
"The effect of 980 nm diode laser in relieving the periodontal pocket symptoms: a clinical study,"
Al-Ameed Journal for Medical Research and Health Sciences: Vol. 1:
1, Article 1.
Available at: https://ajmrhs.alameed.edu.iq/journal/vol1/iss1/1