Gingival hyperpigmentation can be treated using a diamond bur or a diode laser. This research aimed to compare both techniques in terms of wound healing rates and pain experienced by patients. We used the split-mouth technique to treat gingival hyperpigmentation in 19 individuals. We recorded clinical parameters such as the degree of pain using Visual Analog Scale and the speed of healing using the PUSH (pressure, ulcer, scale, and healing) criteria. Our results showed that wound healing rate was faster and less pain was experienced by patients when a diode laser was used. We found that using a diode laser resulted in significantly less pain and faster healing rate than using a diamond bur for gingival depigmentation.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Sep 2018|
|Event||2nd Physics and Technologies in Medicine and Dentistry Symposium, PTMDS 2018 - Depok, West Java, Indonesia|
Duration: 18 Jul 2018 → 18 Jul 2018