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Title: Comparative study of upper lip frenectomy with the CO2 laser versus the Er, Cr: YSGG laser
Author: Pié Sánchez, Jordi
España Tost, A. J. (Antonio Jesús)
Arnabat Domínguez, Josep
Gay Escoda, Cosme
Keywords: Paladar
Làsers en odontologia
Lasers in dentistry
Issue Date: 10-Mar-2012
Publisher: Medicina Oral SL
Abstract: Objectives: To compare upper lip frenulum reinsertion, bleeding, surgical time and surgical wound healing in frenectomies performed with the CO2 laser versus the Er, Cr:YSGG laser. Study design: A prospective study was carried out on 50 randomized pediatric patients who underwent rhomboidal resection of the upper lip frenulum with either the CO2 laser or the Er,Cr:YSGG laser. Twenty-five patients were assigned to each laser system. All patients were examined at 7, 14, 21 days and 4 months after the operation in order to assess the surgical wound healing. Results: Insertion of the frenulum, which was preoperatively located between the upper central incisors, migrated to the mucogingival junction as a result of using both laser systems in all patients. Only two patients required a single dose of 650 mg of paracetamol, one of either study group. CO2 laser registered improved intraoperative bleeding control results and shorter surgical times. On the other hand, the Er,Cr:YSGG laser achieved faster healing. Conclusions: Upper lip laser frenectomy is a simple technique that results in minimum or no postoperative swelling or pain, and which involves upper lip frenulum reinsertion at the mucogingival junction. The CO2 laser offers a bloodless field and shorter surgical times compared with the Er,Cr:YSGG laser. On the other hand, the Er,Cr:YSGG laser achieved faster wound healing.
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It is part of: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugia Bucal, 2012, vol. 17, num. 2, p. 228-232
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ISSN: 1698-4447
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