Adjunctive Phototherapy Protocol is not beneficial in the tr
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According to research, adjunctive phototherapy protocol is not effective in the treatment of periodontitis. This study was published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology.

The study was aimed to assess the efficacy of a commercially available adjunctive phototherapy protocol (‘Perio?1’) in the treatment of periodontitis.

In an examiner?blind, randomized, controlled, split?mouth, multi-center study, 60 periodontitis patients received root surface debridement (RSD) in sextants either alone (control sextants) or with the adjunctive phototherapy protocol (test sextants). Re?evaluation was performed at 6, 12, and 24 weeks.

The study findings are;

--No statistically significant differences in mean clinical attachment level (CAL) change from baseline to week 24 were observed between test and control sextants at sites with probing pocket depths (PPDs) ? 5 mm at baseline.

--Comparisons between test and control sextants for all other parameters (CAL change at all sites, PPD change at deep sites/all sites, bleeding on probing, plaque scores), and for all change intervals, failed to identify any statistically significant differences.

In conclusion, the phototherapy protocol did not provide any additional clinical benefits over those achieved by RSD alone.

Source: https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpe.13465
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