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Connective tissue graft associated or not with low laser therapy to treat gingival recession: randomized clinical trial

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Fernandes-Dias, Stephanie B. [1] ; de Marco, Andrea C. [1] ; Santamaria, Milton [2] ; Kerbauy, Warley D. [1] ; Jardini, Maria A. N. [1] ; Santamaria, Mauro P. [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] UNESP State Univ Sao Paulo, Div Periodont, Coll Dent FOSJC, BR-12245000 Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Araras, Dept Orthodont, Coll Dent, Araras - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Clinical Periodontology; v. 42, n. 1, p. 54-61, JAN 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 12

BackgroundTo evaluate the treatment of gingival recession with a connective tissue graft (CTG) alone or in combination with low-level laser therapy (CTG+L). MethodsForty patients presenting 40 Miller Class I and II gingival recessions were included. The defects were randomly assigned to receive either CTG (n=20) or CTG+L (n=20). A diode laser (660nm) was applied to the testsites immediately after surgery and every other day for 7days (eight applications). ResultsThe mean percentage of root coverage was 91.9% for the test group and 89.48% for the control group after 6months (p>0.05). The test group presented more complete root coverage (n=13, 65%) than the control group (n=7, 35%) (p=0.04). Dentine sensitivity decreased significantly after 6months in both groups (p<0.001). The two groups showed improvement in aesthetics at the end of treatment. ConclusionsLow-level laser therapy may increase the percentage of complete root coverage when associated with CTG. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/14595-3 - The influence of low intensity laser therapy (LILT) in connective tissue graft for root coverage: a randomized-controlled clinical trial
Grantee:Mauro Pedrine Santamaria
Support type: Regular Research Grants