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Minerva Stomatologica 2013 August;62(8 Suppl 1):27-36

Copyright © 2013 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English, Italian

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

D. DE SANTIS 1 , D. BERTOSSI 1, G. ZANOTTI 2, A. ROSSETTO 3, G. FARRONATO 4, F. GELPI 2, S. MARCONCINI 5, U. COVANI 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, Italy


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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.


KEY WORDS: Laser therapy - Mouth - Tongue

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