Learn about the causes of gingival enlargement and some of the benefits of LightScalpel CO2 laser gingivectomies. Laser gingivectomy for treatment of gingival hyperplasia. A, Presurgical view. B, Ten days after the laser procedure. The cause of the hyperplasia was lack of. One of these is gingivectomy and it is the main topic discussed in this article. It is a dental procedure that is done with a hard tissue laser or old gold standard.

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Like Us On Facebook! Copy the following to cite this URL: Pre-operative severe idiopathic gingival hyperplasia. Compend Contin Educ Dent.

Do you want to continue logged in? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The tissue removed during the surgery had been sent for histopathological examination. YAG and CO 2 lasers must be understood to avoid collateral damage, but in properly trained hands these devices are vingivectomy effective.

Diode Laser Versus Scalpel Gingivectomy. The better control of laser, less post-operative inflammation and pain and the improved healing in the surgical site all are the benefits of using laser in surgery. Your session is about to expire. Scalpel has advantages of easy to be used, precise incision with well-defined margins, the healing is fast, and there is no lateral tissue damage. Some other benefits of CO 2 laser oral surgery include less post-op swelling and discomfort, reduced scarring due to decreased activation of myofibroblasts at the wound margin in comparison with a scalpeldiminished risk of infection, shortened procedure time compared to diodesand smoother recovery.


YSGG laser during restorative procedures”. Gingivectomy is a surgical procedure of excising the unsupported gingival tissue to a level where it is attached and create a new gingival margin that is apical to the old position. November 03, Published online on: Laser gingivectomy is a dental procedure that recontours or scalpels the gingival tissue to improve long term dental health or aesthetics.

Retrieved from ” https: Different methods can be used to perform gingivectomy; of the most common are scalpel and laser. Discomfort Click here to View figure.

Laser gingivectomy – Wikipedia

The mean of the plaque index in Group 1 was 1. Bleeding was observed in the conventional gingivectomy while relatively blood-less in laser.

For many years, scalpel were been used in performing gingivectomy in which small surgical blades and other periodontal surgical instruments were used to cut the tissue and place the gingival margin in a more ideal position 4. Fifty subjects with an age range from years old had participated in this study, they were all systemically healthy, nonsmoker, and they were diagnosed as having plaque-induced gingivitis and gingival enlargement.

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Laser gingivectomy

The anterior teeth were highly restored with multiple restorations and resin veneers. YSGG laser[4] and CO 2 lasers[5] [6] can perform this procedure, offering a precise, stable, bloodless, often less painful, and accelerated healing experience. This study was done to examine the differences between using Diode laser and scalpel in performing gingivectomy, and to evaluate the differences in bacterial count in the surgical area and patient perception regarding the need of taking pain killer following the lasser and the presence of discomfort during eating and speech.


Bacterial growth in group 1 Click here to View figure. YSGG gingivectomy and gingivoplasty just prior to crown preparation at the same appointment. Histologically, in the biopsy taken after 7 days less infiltration of inflammatory cells had been seen yingivectomy laser with a good improved lsser, which result in reducing the scars and the contraction of the wound and thus improve the healing.

Doctor Testimonials Service Testimonials. Textbooks in Contemporary Dentistry. YAG laser[3] Er,Cr: Gingivectomy and ClasssV Restoration – An elderly patient lost a classV restoration while hospitalized The gingiva grew into the defect significantly.

Biomed Pharmacol J gingivectlmy 4. In Group 2, periodontal pack was placed after the surgery and was removed after one week. Scaling and polishing were done to all the participants prior to the surgery.

Diode Laser Versus Scalpel Gingivectomy | Biomedical and Pharmacology Journal

This page was last edited on 4 Marchat Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. One of the ways to remove excess gingiva is through CO 2 laser gingivectomy. In Coluzzi, D; Parker, S.