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Utilization of Dental Laser as an Adjunct for Periodontal Surgery

  • Fernando Suárez López del Amo
  • Pimchanok Sutthiboonyapan
  • Hom-Lay WangEmail author
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Abstract

While presenting with numerous indications, the long-term effectiveness of lasers has been repeatedly questioned. As such, laser usage for periodontal applications remains a topic of controversy. These devices can successfully replace and/or serve as an adjunct to conventional instruments in a variety of procedures providing also with certain advantages such as hemostatic and antibacterial effects. This chapter aimed at summarizing the characteristics and current available applications of lasers for periodontal surgical procedures.

Keywords

Lasers Periodontics Laser therapy Periodontal surgery 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando Suárez López del Amo
    • 1
  • Pimchanok Sutthiboonyapan
    • 2
  • Hom-Lay Wang
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Private practiceTacomaUnited States
  2. 2.Department of Periodontology, Faculty of DentistryChulalongkorn UniversityBangkokThailand
  3. 3.Graduate Periodontics, Department of Periodontics and Oral MedicineUniversity of Michigan School of DentistryAnn ArborUSA

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