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International Dental Journal of Student Research


A review of the use of laser in periodontal therapy


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Author Details: Dr. Amir Manzoor Shah , Dr. Khurram Khan , Dr.Fahd Ahmed , Dr.Nida Amir

Volume : 3

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2278-3784

Print ISSN : 2394-708X

Article First Page : 82

Article End Page : 85


Abstract

`The use of lasers has significantly developed in modern dentistry, however the clinical value and awareness on the benefits of their use is limited. Lasers have made their way in dental treatment since 1994. They have been granted Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, however the American Dental Association (ADA) is still researching on the outcomes of laser therapy1. This article reviews the use of laser therapy in the initial non-surgical phase of periodontal therapy.