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22 March 2016 Lasers in oral surgery and implantology
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Proceedings Volume 9670, Sixth International Conference on Lasers in Medicine; 967007 (2016) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2193575
Event: Sixth International Conference on Lasers in Medicine, 2015, Bucharest, Romania
Abstract
The usefulness of laser for oral hard tissue procedure such as caries treatment, impacted teeth extraction, periodontal therapy, peri-implantitis management, sinus lifting is reported by several Authors [1]. Conventionally, mechanical rotary instruments and hand instruments are employed for bone surgery. Rotary instruments have better accessibility and cutting efficiency, but there is a risk of excessive heating of bone tissue and caution must be exercised to avoid the bur becoming entangled with surrounding soft tissues and the reflected flap. The main clinical advantages of the lasers are represented by minimal patient discomfort, good recovery with decreased or absent post-operative pain. In the last ten years are described in the international literature great advantages of Laser Surgery and Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) performed with different wavelength in addition to traditional surgical techniques to improve bone and soft tissue healing and for pain and infection control.
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Paolo Vescovi "Lasers in oral surgery and implantology", Proc. SPIE 9670, Sixth International Conference on Lasers in Medicine, 967007 (22 March 2016); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2193575
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