Er:YAG and Diode Lasers in Treatment of Peri-Implantitis–A Case ReportCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Alexandros Nikitas,
Private Dental Healthcare, Ailgis 42 Street, Athens, Greece.
One of the leading causes of dental implant loss in the present time is peri-implantitis. This paper describes a clinical case of peri-implantitis treatment using Er:YAG and a 980-nm diode laser. In the present case report, it is explained how to use these two different wavelengths on soft tissue and on the implant surface. The use of diode and Er:YAG lasers allows the removal of inflamed tissue and the bacterial biofilm from the implant surface which results in bone regeneration/reparation in the peri-implant area. In the present report, it is recommended using Er:YAG and diode lasers at 2W power to be used in the therapy of peri-implantitis.
Bone loss, Dental implants, Peri-mucositis, Titanium, Wavelength
Alexandros Nikitas. ER:YAG AND DIODE LASERS IN TREATMENT OF PERI-IMPLANTITIS–A CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 January [cited: 2019 Jan 23 ]; 13:ZD08-ZD10. Available from
Date of Submission: Apr 01, 2018
Date of Peer Review: May 11, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Oct 22, 2018
Date of Publishing: Jan 01, 2019
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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