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Modern Research in Dentistry

Case Report-Soft Tissue Healing in Exposed Bone Grafted Socket Using Laser-Assisted Blood Coagulation: 14 Year Review
  • Open or CloseLUK Kenneth*

    Private practitioner, Laserdontic, 502 Winway Building, Hong Kong

    *Corresponding author: LUK Kenneth, Private practitioner, Laserdontic, 502 Winway Building, 50 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong

Submission: December 20, 2021Published: March 29, 2022

DOI: 10.31031/MRD.2022.07.000658

Volume7 Issue2


A 37-year-old male patient presented with pain and ulceration at the corner of the mouth. Bone graft was exposed in the socket three days after surgery. Materials and methods: An 810nm laser with selected parameters and technique was used to relieve pain at the angle of the mouth. Laser-assisted blood coagulation technique (LBC) was used to promote soft tissue healing over the socket using 810nm and Erbium YAG (Er:YAG) lasers. Results: Immediate pain relief was achieved after laser irradiation. Soft tissue coverage was established in three days. On re-entry after six months, bone regeneration was successful in the socket. Thirteen-year review after implant placement showed good bone quality. Bone level at the implant was comparable to initial placement.

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