Diode laser Applications in Periodontics

Govila, Vivek; Gulati, Minkle; Govila, Smita
December 2011
Indian Journal of Dental Sciences;Dec2011, Vol. 3 Issue 5, p64
Academic Journal
Case Study
Periodontics extensively deals with soft tissue surgeries. However, pain, trauma, bleeding, postoperative edema and scarring are often associated with conventional methods of surgery which are problematic for both the patient and the clinician. Hence, to overcome these drawbacks, 940nm Diode laser was used to perform various surgical procedures including frenectomy, gingivectomy, vestibuloplasty, depigmentation and second stage implant surgery. The intra-operative and postoperative advantages i.e. lack of swelling, bleeding, pain or scar tissue formation, and good wound healing were observed in all the cases, verifying diode laser as an appropriate and beneficial device for soft tissue surgeries.


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