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Combo of Mechanical, Chemical Tx Most Effective for Decontamination of Dental Implants

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Background: Peri-implantitis continues to affect dental implants. Objective: To compare standard mechanical debridement with a titanium bur, with and without citric acid, versus recently touted techniques of decontamination with an Er:YAG laser or photodynamic therapy (PDT) in the treatment of peri-implantitis. Methods: 30 single-stage implants were placed into 5 beagle dogs; after 3 months, peri-implantitis was induced by placing subgingival cotton ligatures that were later remove more...
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