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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 54-56

Gingival contouring in full mouth rehabilitation case with the laser - A 3-year follow up case report

Department of Periodontics, S. D. M College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka, India

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Pragathi R Bhat
Department of Periodontics, S. D. M College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5194.162746

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Gingivoplasty, gingivectomy, and crown lengthening procedures are routinely carried out in dental practices to correct irregular gingival contours, remove excess gingival tissue, gingival overgrowths, and to expose the finish lines for restorative purposes, respectively. These soft tissue excision procedures are routinely performed either with gingivectomy knives, bard parker blades and electrosurgery. However, in the recent past, with the advances in the technology the use of lasers for the soft tissue treatment has emerged. Moreover, the increased postoperative discomfort and bleeding that have been associated with conventional methods has always weighed on the minds of the practitioners, as well as the patients. This paper describes a case where the gingival margins were stable even after 3 years of follow-up with the laser method. Clinical Relevance to Interdisciplinary Dentistry
  • Full mouth rehabilitation requires a multidisciplinary approach. In this present case LASER has been used for gingival contouring, and has been compared with scalpel.

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