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Day by day usage of lasers in dental offices
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Paper Abstract

Lasers usage in dentistry intend to be a more efficient way to cut and coagulate in comparison with traditional scalpel blades. The aim of this study is to evaluate the time efficiency for different surgical procedures of diode lasers compare with the classical cutting technique. Soft tissue modeling with this type of laser was slower, but in the whole management of these cases the economy of time during the healing process was analyzed. In this study the Epic X (Biolase) diode laser was used for performing three procedures: 1)gingivectomy, 2) a surgical procedure to discover of an impacted canine and 3)a vestibuloplasty. In the gingivectomy procedure, the final impression was possible in the same appointment, so it can be estimate a 14 days economy of time. When the impacted canine was discovered, cutting and coagulating with laser beam create the possibility to attach the bracket much more easy easy to the tooth, due to reduced bleeding and improved visibility. The same advantages were also during the vestibuloplasty procedure, which enable not to damage the mental nerve and the healing process was much quicker. In conclusion, using the laser for different surgical procedures in dentistry offer the advantages of better controlling the bleeding and also reducing the healing time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 2018
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10831, Seventh International Conference on Lasers in Medicine, 1083104 (10 August 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2280130
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Andrei-Mihai Gavrilovici, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)
Anca Jivanescu, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)
Simona Haţegan, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)
Meda-Lavinia Negruţiu, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10831:
Seventh International Conference on Lasers in Medicine
Carmen Todea; Adrian Podoleanu; Virgil-Florin Duma, Editor(s)

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