Umberto Romeo

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In oral pathology, laser devices can provide important advantages, especially in the treatment of certain lesions. However, there is controversy about the use of some wavelengths in the analysis of suspected dysplastic or neoplastic lesions, raising doubt about the laser’s suitability for use in biopsy procedures. In recent studies, the KTP and diode lasers(More)
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)
BACKGROUND Mucocele is a common benign neoplasm of oral soft tissues and the most common after fibroma. It generally occurs in the lower lip and its treatment includes excision of cyst and the responsible salivary gland, in order to prevent recurrences. AIMS To evaluate the capability of three different lasers in performing the excision of labial mucocele(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)
AIMS the aim of this study was to analyse the awareness of oral cancer among young adults in the city of Rome. MATERIALS AND METHODS during the orientation period for new graduates students, or "Porte aperte", organised by the Sapienza University of Rome in July 2009 and 2010, a survey among young people regarding their knowledge on the risk factors, the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) is a common disease but still a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge for clinicians. Despite many studies its nature remains obscure and controversial; nowadays there is no consensus about definition, diagnosis and classification. BMS is characterized clinically by burning sensations in the tongue or(More)
A biopsy is a surgical procedure performed to establish a clear diagnosis of a lesion in order to clarify a clinical diagnostic suspicion. During a biopsy procedure it is fundamental to maintain safe and readable cut margins in order to permit histological visualization of possible marginal infiltrations or malignant transformation of a lesion. The aim of(More)
As the American Academy of Periodontology indicates, the treatment of chronic periodontitis should be achieved in the least invasive manner through non-surgical periodontal therapy. However, complete removal of subgingival plaque and calculus is hindered with increasing probing depth (PD) and furcation involvement using hand, sonic or ultrasonic(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the peripheral bone damage induced by different cutting systems. Four devices were tested: Er:YAG laser (2.94 mm), Piezosurgery, high-speed drill and low-speed drill. Forty-five bone sections, divided into 9 groups according to different parameters, were taken from pig mandibles within 1 h post mortem. Specimens were(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)