Er:YAG Laser as an Advanced Periodontal Surgical Technique

  • Amita Sharma
  • Parveen Ranga
  • Sonam Sharma

Abstract

Lasers were introduced into the field of dentistry as they performed work more precisely and effectively with less discomfort to the patient by minimizing pain and recovery time. Every discipline of dentistry has been positively affected with the use of laser technology including Oral Medicine, Oral surgery, Pediatric and Operative Dentistry, Periodontics and Oral Implantology, Prosthetic Dentistry. Treatment with lasers provides a hope of overcoming the disadvantages of conventional dental procedures. In this paper, a brief history of the mechanism and uses of the Erbium-doped:Yttrium-Aluminium-Garnet (Er:YAG) laser is presented, which is the most commonly used tool in Periodontics and Oral Implantology.
Published
2018-06-25
Section
Review Articles