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Title: Use of the CO2 Laser on Orthodontic Patients Suffering from Gingival Hyperplasia
Other Titles: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
Authors: Gama, Sabrina Kívia Correia
Araújo, Telma Martins de
Sousa, Ana Paula Cavalcanti de
Pinheiro, Antonio Luiz Barbosa
Issue Date: Jun-2007
Abstract: Objective: The present study aimed to assess the effect of the use of the CO2 iaser on the treatment of gingivai hyperpiasia in orthodontic patients wearing fixed appiiances. Background Data: Gingivai hyperpiasia is a condition very frequent in patients undergoing fixed orthodontic treatment. Amongst the treatments avaiiabie for this is the use of surgicai iasers. Methods: Ten patients entered this study and signed an informed consent. Seventy-five anterior teeth with gingivai hyperpiasia were seiected for iaser surgery. Prior to surgery, the iength of the crowns were measured using a digitai caiiper, and depth of the pocket was probed. The hyperpiasic gingivai was removed with a CO2 iaser under iocai anesthesia. immediateiy after surgery, measurement of the iength of the crowns and probing were carried out and were repeated. Results: The resuits were statisticaiiy anaiyzed and significant differences were detected regarding the iength of the crown (p = 0.000) and depth of the gingivai suicus (p = 0.000). Conclusion: it is conciuded that the use of the CO2 iaser was effective in the treatment of gingivai hyperpiasia.
Description: p.214-219
URI: http://www.repositorio.ufba.br/ri/handle/ri/4996
ISSN: 1557-8550
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