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A Journal on Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Odontostomatology and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Minerva Stomatologica 2013 Aug 01

language: English, Italian

Nd-YAP laser assisted frenulectomy: a case series on 23 patients

De Santis D. 1, Bertossi D. 1, Zanotti G. 2, Rossetto A. 3, Farronato G. 4, Gelpi F. 2, Marconcini S. 5, Covani U. 5

1 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dental School, University of Verona, Verona, Italy;
2 Private Practitioner, Verona, Italy;
3 School of Dentistry, Verona, Italy;
4 Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milan, Milan, Italy;
5 Istituto Stomatologico Tirreno, Centro di Odontoiatria dell’Ospedale della Versilia, Viareggio, Lucca, Italia


Abnormal frenula may require treatment by frenulectomy. Several techniques are available, but using a laser for this purpose represents an innovative technology that may provide more efficient, more comfortable and more predictable treatment outcomes for both patient and surgeon. On this respect, Nd-YAP laser treatment is very useful allowing for excellent clinical outcomes with low morbidity. This case series reports on the use of Nd-YAP laser for a labial frenulectomy. Twenty-three patients were treated and afterward controlled. Laser treatment, above all Nd-YAP, appears to be the gold standard technique.

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