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A recent study has shown that Waterlase laser technology effectively decreases bacteria on zirconia discs. (Image: BIOLASE)

Studies demonstrate that Waterlase laser technology benefits periimplantitis treatment

July 08, 2021

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., U.S.: Periimplantitis poses one of the greatest challenges for implantologists. BIOLASE, a global leader in dental lasers, recently announced that two current studies have demonstrated that BIOLASE’s Waterlase Er,Cr:YSGG laser technology may be beneficial in the treatment of periimplantitis.

In a first-of-its-kind human histological study published in the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, researchers reported that the Er,Cr:YSGG laser had a positive role in debridement of a titanium implant surface to facilitate subsequent regenerative treatment. The findings suggest that BIOLASE’s Waterlase technology is valuable for dentists who are seeking devices that can assist in periodontal treatment.

Similarly, data published in Lasers in Medical Science indicates that the Er,Cr:YSGG laser effectively decreases bacteria on zirconia discs. Furthermore, fibroblast attachments on the surfaces of the zirconia discs show more adherence when treated with Er,Cr:YSGG laser technology. There is a significant increase in the number of zirconia dental implants being placed throughout the world.

“Although studies can vary, data suggests as much as 56% of people with dental implants may have periimplantitis,” said John Beaver, CEO of BIOLASE. “Unfortunately, treatment methods for periimplantitis can be painful, costly, ineffective and unpredictable. The findings of these recent studies confirm that Waterlase laser technology can be a more viable treatment option than alternative methods. We look forward to continuing to provide dentists with minimally invasive treatment options through advanced laser technology that benefits their patients.”

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