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Functional dental realignment after treatment of gingival overgrowth lesions with CO2 laser
Author(s): Bruno Siqueira Bellini; Ester Maria Danielli Nicola; Renata Cristina Fiorotti; Diva H. Z. Baldin
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Paper Abstract

Proliferative lesions of the oral cavity are very frequent and depend on various factors such as: traumatism, irritating conditions, medications, heredity and others. In this work we present the CO2 laser ablation as a very conservative method to treat these lesions. In the 5 cases discussed in this work, the gingival overgrowth lesions induced an important dental misalignment, which culminated in severe functional disorder. After previous biopsy to establish the diagnostic (Gingival Fibromatosis, 4 cases -- and Miofibroma, one adult female), the treatments were performed with a CO2 laser (Sharplan 40C) under local anesthesia with lidocaine 2% without vasoconstrictor. The patients were submitted to 3 to 6 sessions with tissue vaporization of 8 to 12 w continuous swift-focused mode, with an interval of 4 weeks between each session. The results were evaluated photographically before each laser application. The use of this technique assures a very satisfactory dental alignment associated to good functional rehabilitation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 March 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3910, Lasers in Dentistry VI, (24 March 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.380811
Show Author Affiliations
Bruno Siqueira Bellini, Univ. Estadual de Campinas Clinical Hospital (Brazil)
Ester Maria Danielli Nicola, Univ. Estadual de Campinas Clinical Hospital (Brazil)
Renata Cristina Fiorotti, Univ. Estadual de Campinas Clinical Hospital (Brazil)
Diva H. Z. Baldin, Univ. Estadual de Campinas Clinical Hospital (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3910:
Lasers in Dentistry VI
John D. B. Featherstone; Peter Rechmann; Daniel Fried, Editor(s)

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