The Comparative Evaluation of Patient’s Satisfaction and Comfort Level by Diode Laser and Scalpel in the Management of Mucogingival Anomalies ZC56-ZC58
Dr. Rajesh Kumar,
Reader, Department of Periodontics, Sri Aurobindo College of Dentistry, Indore, Ujjain Road, M.P., India.
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Background: Surgical correction of mucogingival anomalies is required to enhance patientâ€™s compatibility to maintain oral hygiene or to improve facial aesthetics or both. Laser has become a desirable and dependable alternative for traditional surgical techniques because it is simple and painless with more predictable outcomes.
Aim: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of the conventional scalpel technique and the laser technique on the degree of discomfort, satisfaction, healing and postoperative pain experienced by patients after correction of mucogingival anomalies.
Materials and Methods: In the present study 70 patients were enrolled and randomly distributed in two groups i.e. surgical correction of mucogingival anomalies by scalpel and by laser. Patientâ€™s comfort level, pain and satisfaction level was assessed by using Visual analogue scale (VAS) and healing was evaluated by healing index.
Results: The results indicated patients treated with the diode laser had less postoperative pain and discomfort with remarkable satisfactory results and healing compared to patients treated with the conventional technique.
Conclusion: Laser is a desirable therapeutic alternative to correct soft tissue anomalies. It allows good control of haemorrhage with comfortable healing phase and appreciable satisfactory outcomes.