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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 77-79

Crown lengthening using diode laser: A case series

Department of Periodontics, Vivekanandha Dental College for Women, Tiruchengode, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Deepu Mathews
Department of Periodontics, Vivekanandha Dental College for Women, Tiruchengode - 637 215, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2229-3019.148272

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Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure used to increase the extent of supragingival tooth structure for restorative or esthetic purposes. Crown lengthening involves the surgical removal of hard and soft periodontal tissues to gain supracrestal tooth length, allowing longer clinical crowns and reestablishment of the biologic width. Crown lengthening can be done by scalpel, electrosurgery and laser. However, the use of lasers provides many advantages compared to other methods. The advantages of laser over scalpel surgical procedures include greater precision, a relatively bloodless surgical and postsurgical course, sterilization of the surgical area, minimal swelling and scarring, coagulation, vaporization, cutting, minimal or no suturing, and less or no postsurgical pain. The present case series describes three cases of crown lengthening using diode laser.

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