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Volume 1, Issue 4, October 2013, Page: 59-62
Er:YAG Laser Assisted Vestibuloplasty: A Case Report
Gordana Kovacevska, Faculty of Dentistry, University „Ss. Kiril i Metodij”, Clinic for prosthodontics, PHO Dental clinical center “Sv. Pantelejmon”, Skopje, R. Macedonia
Georgi Tomov, Department of Oral Pathology, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Petar Baychev, Private dental clinic, Sofia, Bulgaria
Aleksandar Kovacevski, Private dental clinic, Impacta Dental, Skopje, R. Macedonia
Vesna Andreevska, Clinic for orthodontics, PHO Dental clinical center “Sv. Pantelejmon”, Skopje, R. Macedonia
Received: Oct. 28, 2013;       Published: Nov. 20, 2013
DOI: 10.11648/j.js.20130104.13      View  3268      Downloads  236
Abstract
The principle of a suction cup is used to retain an upper full denture. Alveolar resorption results in loss of the vestibular depth and in diminished functional surface to overcome lateral forces. Traditional surgery has the following characteristics in common-need for incisions with steel scalpels, mechanical excision of the muscle attachment from the periosteum, placement of sutures, significant postoperative discomfort, and delayed healing. When the benefits and risks of alternative treatment modalities are taken into account for this mechanical surgical procedure, minimally invasive laser-assisted soft-tissue excision and ablation seems to be very attractive technique. In the presented case report we used an Er:YAG laser (LiteTouch, Syneron, Israel) to deep the oral vestibulum of upper jaw in edentulous patient. Therefore, were indicated, we recommend the laser assisted operation technique for the partial vestibuloplasty to assure the patients a better postoperative outcome.
Keywords
Edentulous Patient, Er:YAG Laser, Vestibuloplasty
To cite this article
Gordana Kovacevska, Georgi Tomov, Petar Baychev, Aleksandar Kovacevski, Vesna Andreevska, Er:YAG Laser Assisted Vestibuloplasty: A Case Report, Journal of Surgery. Vol. 1, No. 4, 2013, pp. 59-62. doi: 10.11648/j.js.20130104.13
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