Operculectomy is the procedure of surgically removing the operculum or the flap of gum that partially covers over a tooth. This procedure treats pericoronitis, a condition characterized by pain and inflammation of the operculum. Pericoronitis typically occurs among young adults, especially those whose wisdom tooth is starting to erupt.
For periodontists, lasers could be the newest and most accurate way of performing dental work.
As periodontitis usually occurs in the context of untreated periodontal disease, it is essential to carry out periodontal treatment of the whole mouth prior to oral implant placement or treatment of periodontitis.
It is well known that the popularity of oral implants is increasing every year as people's living standards improve. The number of patients with peri-implantitis has increased rapidly in recent years due to the treatment conditions and the lack of awareness of patient protection at a later stage. If peri-implantitis is not treated promptly and effectively, it can lead to the loss of the implant.
Numerous studies have been performed on the applications of low level lasers in patient pain reduction. Mechanisms of pain reduction with therapeutic lasers and their application are expressed, and the studies realized in this field are presented.
In the field of oral implantology and its surgical procedures, the dental laser offers numerous advantages over conventional tools.