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Laser and high-frequency cauthery gingivectomy in nonperiodontal indications: assessment and comparison of techniques
Author(s): Petr Bartak; Roman Smucler
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Paper Abstract

The authors have verified the efficiency and safety of laser and high-frequency gingivectomy in non-periodontal indications. Within a prospective, non-selective study, they treated and monitored 357 dental areas in 139 teeth.Out of the total number, 248 areas were treated wtih a diode laser, 980nm; 109 areas with high-frequency electrocautery. The following parameters were monitored: a) regeneration of the marginal gingiva; b) generation of iatrogenic recessions or periodontal pockets; c) bleeding from gingival sulcus during probing; d) changes in tooth vitality; e) patient's subjective evaluation. The authors identified a high degree of safety in both laser and high-frequency gingivectomy, with no significant difference between these two methods. Laser gingivectomy appears to have a wider indication range, while high-frequency gingivectomy requires lower financial expenses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 July 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4950, Lasers in Dentistry IX, (3 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.500127
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Petr Bartak, Charles Univ. (Czech Republic)
Roman Smucler, Charles Univ. (Czech Republic)
ASKLEPION-Lasercentrum Praha (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4950:
Lasers in Dentistry IX
Peter Rechmann; Daniel Fried; Thomas Hennig, Editor(s)

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