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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19-22

810 nm diode laser: A reliable tool for periodontal surgeries

Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India

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Madhuri Alankar Sawai
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-2868.184603

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Periodontics deals with surgeries of the gingiva and soft tissues in the vicinity of teeth. In Periodontics, the amount of gingiva is a critical factor in maintaining the health of periodontium. A very minimal loss of gingiva can at times produce esthetic problems or can be difficult to maintain for the patient. So any periodontal surgical procedure should be directed towards minimal loss of soft tissues. Periodontal procedures conducted with scalpel cause pain, post operative edema, scaring and would lead to soft tissue loss postoperatively. Hence, a tool which can efficiently conduct periodontal surgeries with minimal loss of soft tissue is required. In this facet, a soft tissue diode laser is the most appropriate tool. It can be very conveniently used for frenectomy, gingivectomy, vestibuloplasty, epulis excision, gingival depigmentation and second stage implant surgery. This article emphasizes that a diode laser is a suitable instrument for oral soft tissue surgeries.

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