Romanian Journal of Medical and Dental Education Volum 10 Issue 3, 2021 SOFT TISSUE LASER APPLICATIONS AND ITS EFFECTS IN PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY – literature review

SOFT TISSUE LASER APPLICATIONS AND ITS EFFECTS IN PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY – literature review

Grămadă Elena, Gamen-Tărăboanță Andra, Alexa Ioan Vlăduț, Lucaci-Ciuhat Oana, Dorneanu Andreea, Toma Vasilica, Sîrghe Ana Elena, Vacariu Simina Mădălina

ABSTRACT

Objectives: The purpose of this review was to evaluate the literature on the applications and results for soft tissue of the laser therapy in pediatric dentistry. Material and method: An electronic search was performed in the PubMed, ProQuest, Medline and Google Scholar databases, using MeSH terms. Results: Laser-assisted therapy can offer new treatment possibilities, simplify dental procedures, reduce postoperative sensitivity and the need for postoperative medication due to laser-induced biostimulation and anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. All wavelengths produce incision and vaporization of oral tissues, along with a high bactericidal and hemostatic effect. Conclusions: The laser offers innovative, fast, minimally invasive and painless therapies for children’s oral soft tissues. Laser treatment for soft tissue includes labial, lingual phrenectomy, operculectomy, gingivectomy / gingivoplasty, excisional removal of oral pathologies with biopsy and treatment of aphthous stomatitis and herpes lesions.

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