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

Stephanie B. Fernandes-Dias, Andrea C. De Marco, Milton Santamaria, Warley D. Kerbauy, Maria A.N. Jardini, Mauro P. Santamaria

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Abstract

Background To evaluate the treatment of gingival recession with a connective tissue graft (CTG) alone or in combination with low-level laser therapy (CTG + L). Methods Forty 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 (660 nm) was applied to the test sites immediately after surgery and every other day for 7 days (eight applications). Results The mean percentage of root coverage was 91.9% for the test group and 89.48% for the control group after 6 months (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 6 months in both groups (p < 0.001). The two groups showed improvement in aesthetics at the end of treatment. Conclusions Low-level laser therapy may increase the percentage of complete root coverage when associated with CTG.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-61
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Clinical Periodontology
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Keywords

  • aesthetic
  • clinical trial
  • gingival recession
  • low-level laser therapy
  • periodontal surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Periodontics

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