Changing the smile with a dental laser.

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Do you have a gummy smile? It might be possible to decrease amount of the gum showing with a dental laser.

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Changing the smile with a dental laser.

  1. 1. Gingival Recontouring Using an Hoya Conbio 980 diode Laser BACKGROUND 42 year-old African-American female CC: “I don’t like the way my gum looks.”
  2. 2. Gingival Recontouring Using an Hoya Conbio 980 diode Laser Clinical Exam
  3. 3. Pre –op 4-28-2011
  4. 4. Gingival Recontouring Using an Hoya Conbio 980 diode Laser Diagnostic Tests Periapical Radiograph Mobility Occlusion Periodontal Probing
  5. 5. Pre-op x-rays 4-28-2011
  6. 6. Gingival Recontouring Using an Hoya Conbio 980 diode Laser Diagnosis A diagnosis of gingival clefting secondary to self-inflicted trauma on tooth #9 was determined. The clinical appearance could be improved by recontouring and raising the portion of gingival tissue .
  7. 7. Gingival Recontouring Using an Hoya Conbio 980 diode Laser Treatment No contraindications Verbal informed consent Laser-specific goggles Test fired laser
  8. 8. Gingival Recontouring Armamentarium: Hoya Conbio 980 diode Laser Settings: Power: 1.0 Watts
  9. 9. Gingival Recontouring Using an Hoya Conbio 980 diode Laser Alternative Treatment Local Anesthesia (LA) LA and scalpel LA and electrosurgery
  10. 10. One day post -op 4-29-2011
  11. 11. 2 days Post-op 4-30-2011
  12. 12. 2 options of wax up were presented to the patient Dianna had chosen one which was her “natural” look with diastemma between teeth #8 and #9
  13. 13. 6-1-2011

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