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The Journal of Oral Laser Applications

Edited by Prof Dr Andreas Moritz and Prof G. Lynn Powell

Official publication of the European Society for Oral Laser Applications

ISSN (print) 1473-7809 • ISSN (online) 1867-5611

Publication:
JOLA
Spring 2006
Volume 6 , Issue 1

Pages: 59-61
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Nd:YAG Laser Usage Under General Anesthesia in a Mentally Retarded Patient

Shirani, A. M./Kaviani, N./Abui, M. Shah

The patient was 20 years old, mentally retarded, and suffered from chronic seizures. Some teeth required scaling and filling, and gingivectomy and gingivoplasty for gingival overgrowth in the distal area of the mandible were also necessary. General anesthesia was used for this patient because the routine treatment was impossible for her with these medical problems. After scaling and filling of two teeth, gingivectomy was done with a scalpel in order to reduce the time of anesthesia; then Nd:YAG laser was used to reshape the gingiva and control bleeding. As the patient was mentally retarded and had chronic seizures, bleeding control was very important.

Keywords: Nd:YAG laser, gingivoplasty, bleeding control, mental retardation, seizure, general anesthesia

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