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Elimination of pigmented marks of the gingiva using the argon laser
Author(s): Mario A. Trelles; Wim Verkruysse; A. Udaeta; Jose M. Segui-Lanfranco; M. Velez
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Paper Abstract

Dark colored stains, ranging from light blue to black, are disorders which often arise in the gums. Effective elimination of these melanotic disorders can be attempted by destroying the superficial layers of the gingiva. Treatment with monoline 514 nm green light (1.5 W, 300 ms, 0.5 mm spot size) produced by an Argon laser demonstrates, in clinical and histological controls, that due to good 514 nm light absorption by the pigment, elimination of the stains can be obtained and, in spite of the fact that the first layers of the tissue are destroyed, restoration of the mucosa status is optimal, giving excellent aesthetic results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 December 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2080, Dental Applications of Lasers, (31 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.166179
Show Author Affiliations
Mario A. Trelles, Instituto Medico Vilafortuny (Spain)
Wim Verkruysse, Instituto Medico Vilafortuny (Spain)
A. Udaeta, Instituto Medico Vilafortuny (Spain)
Jose M. Segui-Lanfranco, Instituto Medico Vilafortuny (Spain)
M. Velez, Instituto Medico Vilafortuny (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2080:
Dental Applications of Lasers
Gregory B. Altshuler; Raimund Hibst, Editor(s)

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