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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 31-35

Histological and clinical evaluation of gingival healing following gingivectomy using different treatment modalities


1 Department of Periodontics, BBD College of Dental Sciences, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Periodontics,Chandra Dental College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saraswati Dental College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/2231-0754.134135

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Gingival enlargement is a commonly encountered problem in clinical practice. The treatment of choice is gingivectomy. The wound healing takes place by secondary intention and is associated with significant patient morbidity during the healing period. Newer techniques like the use of laser can be employed to enhance patient comfort during procedure and better healing of the gingivectomy sites. Laser use is beneficial as it requires minimal anaesthesia, lesser surgical time and good post-operative healing.


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