The Journal of Oral Laser Applications
J Oral Laser Applications 10 (2010), No. 4     14. June 2011
J Oral Laser Applications 10 (2010), No. 2-3  (20.12.2010)

Page 125-129

Management of Inadequate Vestibular Depth: A Comparison Between Periosteal Fenestration and Laser Assisted Vestibular Deepening
Doshi, Yogesh / Thukral, Naresh / Marawar, Pramod P.
Inadequate vestibular depth is a very common finding. Although techniques such as periosteal fenestration have long been used, it is more painful and uncomfortable for the patient, and postoperative bleeding is also found to be very high. Lasers have become established for oral surgical procedures due to their high absorption by oral tissues and their ability to cause rapid hemostasis. In addtion, postoperative application of low intensity laser has shown to promote healing and provide desirable results with little discomfort to the patient. Hence, the purpose of this study was to compare the outcome of surgical and laser-assisted periodontal surgical procedures in the management of inadequate vestibular depth.

Keywords: vestibular deepening, diode laser, periosteal fenestration, biostimulation