29 February 2016 Monitoring the gingival regeneration after aesthetic surgery with optical coherence tomography
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Proceedings Volume 9692, Lasers in Dentistry XXII; 96920Q (2016) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2213715
Event: SPIE BiOS, 2016, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
The aim of this study was to use the Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) technique working in spectral domain (Swept Source OCT at 1325 nm, Thorlabs, New Jersey, USA) to monitor the tissue repair in patients undergoing periodontal plastic surgery. The evaluations were done over a period of 60 days. It was observed that 15 days after periodontal surgery the gum was still in different healing process as compared to the observation after 60 days. Thus it is clear that, despite some technical limitations, the OCT is an efficient method in the evaluation of regeneration gingival.
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Luana O. Fernandes, Luana O. Fernandes, Natalia D. R. L. Graça, Natalia D. R. L. Graça, Luciana S. A. Melo, Luciana S. A. Melo, Claudio H. V. Silva, Claudio H. V. Silva, Anderson S. L. Gomes, Anderson S. L. Gomes, "Monitoring the gingival regeneration after aesthetic surgery with optical coherence tomography", Proc. SPIE 9692, Lasers in Dentistry XXII, 96920Q (29 February 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2213715; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2213715
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