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Root Coverage with a Free Gingival Autograft using an Er, Cr: YSGG Laser

D Deepalakshmi

Citation Information : Deepalakshmi D. Root Coverage with a Free Gingival Autograft using an Er, Cr: YSGG Laser. Int J Laser Dent 2012; 2 (1):33-34.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10022-1014

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-04-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


The mucogingival problems encountered, are addressed by various periodontal plastic surgical procedures one of which is the free gingival autograft. Grafting procedures can be performed traditionally by use of a scalpel or by the use of lasers. A case of gingival recession with a shallow vestibule, treated with a free gingival graft using an Er, Cr: YSGG laser with a wavelength of 2780 nm is presented here. The objective was to achieve complete root coverage with increased width of attached gingiva in relation to 31 and 41. The recipient bed preparation and harvesting of graft from donor site were done with the Er, Cr: YSGG laser using the appropriate laser parameters so as to ensure proper healing of the free gingival graft. The results showed uneventful healing of donor site with complete root coverage and increased width of attached gingival in the recipient site. The results of the therapy were assessed after 3 months.

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