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2-Year Assessment of Tissue Biostimulation With Low-Level Laser on the Outcomes of Connective Tissue Graft in the Treatment of Single Gingival Recession: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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Santamaria, Mauro Pedrine ; Fernandes-Dias, Stephanie Botti ; Araujo, Cassia Fernandes ; da Silva Neves, Felipe Lucas ; Mathias, Ingrid Fernandes ; Rebelato Bechara Andere, Naira Maria ; Neves Jardini, Maria Aparecida
Total Authors: 7
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Periodontology; v. 88, n. 4, p. 320-328, APR 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 8

Background: Periodontal wound healing has been accelerated by different low-level laser therapy (LLLT) protocols. However, just a few studies have evaluated use of this therapy adjunctive to periodontal plastic surgery procedures. The present study shows 2-year results of a connective tissue graft (CTG) associated with LLLT in the treatment of gingival recession (GR) defects. Methods: Forty patients presenting Miller Class I and II GRs were previously treated by CTG (control group; n = 20) or CTG + LLLT (test group; n = 20). A diode laser (aluminum-gallium- arsenide, 660 nm) was applied to test sites immediately after surgery and every other day for 14 days (total of eight applications). After a follow-up of 2 years, clinical and esthetic evaluations were performed in 36 patients. Results: Mean percentage of root coverage was 93.43% for the test group and 92.32% for the control group (P = 0.55). Complete root coverage was 79% (n = 15) for the test group and 76% (n = 13) for the control group (n = 13) (P = 0.80). Both groups showed esthetics maintenance after 2 years. Conclusion: Within the limitations of this study, results indicate that LLLT showed no additional benefit in the long term when associated with a CTG in the treatment of Miller Class I and II GRs. (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
FAPESP's process: 13/02199-9 - Esthetic evaluation of gingival recession treated by connective tissue graft associated or not with low intensity laser therapy for tissue biostimulation
Grantee:Cássia Fernandes Araujo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation