Dentine hypersensitivity: lasers v topical desensitising agents

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This review comparing the effectiveness of lasers and topical desensitising agent treatments for dentine hypersensitivity included 13 studies. None of the studies was at low risk of bias so the evidence is of low-quality and insufficient to draw any conclusions on the superiority of lasers or conventional topical desensitising agents.

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Scaling and root planing adjuncts for chronic periodontitis

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In 2015 the American Dental Association published a Guideline on nonsurgical treatment of chronic periodontitis. This network meta-analysis re-analyses the included studies providing a complementary appraisal of the data.

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Diode laser for fibrous hyperplasia – faster but more swelling and longer healing

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This small trial suggests that that while the diode laser treatment was marginally quicker than the traditional scalpel removal of fibrous hyperplasia, it required fewer analgesics and no sutures. However, there was more swelling, and wound healing was longer.

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