Gingival depigmentation using Er:YAG laser and scalpel technique: A six-month prospective clinical study.

@article{AlHabashneh2018GingivalDU,
  title={Gingival depigmentation using Er:YAG laser and scalpel technique: A six-month prospective clinical study.},
  author={R AlHabashneh and Obaida Darawi and Yousef S Khader and Lama Ashour},
  journal={Quintessence international},
  year={2018},
  volume={49 2},
  pages={
          113-122
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the 6-month clinical efficacy of Er:YAG laser and standard scalpel technique in treating gingival hyperpigmentation. METHOD AND MATERIALS Patients requesting treatment for moderate to severe gingival hyperpigmentation in the maxilla were enrolled in this split-mouth study. The contralateral maxillary sides were randomly assigned to receive either Er:YAG laser (continuous wavelength of 2,940 nm) with a noncontact tip or the standard scalpel technique. Dummett oral… CONTINUE READING