Alexandros Galanakis

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BACKGROUND Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) is an adverse side effect associated with bisphosphonate (BP) therapy, especially when parenteral BP administration is used. Patients affected by BRONJ present wide areas of exposed necrotic bone, particularly after surgical oral procedures. The main symptom is pain that is poorly controlled(More)
PURPOSE Lasers have been extensively used in dentistry for several applications. We investigated and compared the use of an erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser and conventional rotary instruments for bone removal in third molar surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS We implemented a randomized, split-mouth clinical trial. Patients with bilateral and symmetrical(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare secondary intention healing of oral soft tissues after laser surgery with and without the use of a compound containing amino acids and sodium hyaluronate. BACKGROUND DATA Sodium hyaluronate has been successfully used in medicine to promote healing. It has not been studied in the healing of laser-produced(More)
Extraction of third molars is the most common surgical procedure performed in oral surgery on a daily basis and, despite surgical skills and expertise, complications may occur. Complications observed during or after third molar removal may include pain, swelling, bleeding, infection, sinus perforation and nerve damage. Fortunately, with a proper management(More)
Peri-implant diseases present in two forms: peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis. The prevalence of peri-implant complications is significantly rising. The aim of this study was to compare conventional treatment of inflamed peri-implant tissues with conventional treatment together with diode laser application. Twenty-seven patients (age 36 to 67, 15(More)
AIMS Teeth loss represents a major concern for the global oral health status of a population. The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence of teeth extraction among the Italian adult population, analyzing the association between teeth extraction in the last 12 months and socio-demographic characteristics. METHODS This cross-sectional study is(More)
MATERIALS AND METHODS A 66 year old woman was referred to our observation, since the presence of a painless swelling located on the right cheek mucosa. A surgical approach with KTP laser was performed with the mucosal preservation technique. RESULTS Follow up after seven days, sixty days and four months did not showed any complication and the histological(More)
Aim. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of Er:YAG laser used for treating hard dental tissue in patients with epidermolysis bullosa (EB). Methods. We report two cases of EB in which an Er:YAG laser was used for conservative treatments. In the first case, the Er:YAG laser (2,940 μm, 265 mJ, 25 Hz) was used to treat caries on a deciduous(More)
* Umberto Romeo 1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences, “Sapienza”, University of Rome, Via Caserta 6, 00196 Rome, Italy 2 Division of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Bambino, Gesù Children’s Hospital, Rome, Italy 3 “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy 4 University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy 5 Marche(More)