Volume 8 Issue 6 (June, 2020)

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A Comparative Study using Electrosurgery and 810nm Diode Laser in Vestibuloplasty
Anagha S Nath, Surej Kumar LK, Nikhil M Kurien

Introduction: Pre-prosthetic comprises both basic procedures and sophisticated techniques of reconstruction and rehabilitation of oral and maxillofacial region. Vestibuloplasty is an excellent surgical technique for deepening oral vestibule by lowering the muscle attachments and in turn increase denture stability. It can be carried out with Conventional scalpel technique, Laser, Electrosurgery etc. Materials and methods: Study population included 20 patients who needed prosthetic rehabilitation and were divided into 2 groups: one treated with electrosurgery and one treated with 810nm diode laser surgery. All patients in each group were analysed after procedure with respect to post-operative wound healing and gain in vestibular depth. Results Data were collected and analysed statistically on 1st, 3rd, 7th and 14th post-operative day. a comparison was done Laser soft tissue healing showed significant better wound healing. No volumetric difference noted while comparing the gained vestibular depthbetween two groups, there were no significant wound shrinkage. Conclusion Electrosurgery can be used as an alternative technique to laser and conventional scalpel technique if used with proper knowledge. The decision regarding which modality to use is up to individual choice of surgeon. Keywords: Vestibuloplasty, Electrosurgery, Laser.

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