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Practical considerations on frenectomy
Author(s): Lucia Moldoveanu; Florin Ciprian Badea; Alin Alexandru Odor
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Paper Abstract

Besides surgically classical frenectomy, modern dentistry currently allows its approach by dental laser.

Materials and Method: We proposed clinical observation of the results obtained by frenectomy with/without frenoplasty made by laser Er,Cr:YSGG 2780 nm.

Results: The patients reported no pain, bleeding, swelling or major discomfort during the postoperative control of the following day. In terms of psycho-emotional reactions, both patients well behave well, the calm being given by no pain, bleeding, suture or edema.

Discussions: The accuracy of this method, as well as the use of additional means of healing, allow satisfactory results both for patient and physician. Working parameters depend on the type of laser that is used, in our case Biolase Waterlase MD Turbo, regularly used in Toldimed Clinic in Constanta.

Conclusions: Our study reveals that the possibilities regarding the surgical modeling of the lower lip frenulum are higher due to laser than the classical surgical approach. Moreover, a major role in the prevention of relapse by inappropriate healing is represented by the approach of frenectomy accompanied by frenuloplasty.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 January 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8925, Fifth International Conference on Lasers in Medicine: Biotechnologies Integrated in Daily Medicine, 89250D (14 January 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2044242
Show Author Affiliations
Lucia Moldoveanu, Univ. Ovidius Constanta (Romania)
Florin Ciprian Badea, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila (Romania)
Alin Alexandru Odor, Aachen Dental Laser Ctr. (Germany)
ToldiMed Dental Ctr. (Romania)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8925:
Fifth International Conference on Lasers in Medicine: Biotechnologies Integrated in Daily Medicine
Carmen Todea; Adrian Gh. Podoleanu; Virgil-Florin Duma, Editor(s)

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