Iatrogenic Damage to the Periodontium Caused by Laser: An Overview

Krishna Kripal 1, *, Syed Sirajuddin 1, Syed Rafiuddin 2, Rakesh MP 1, Sachidananda Chungkham 1
1 Department of Periodontology, Rajarajeswari Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore-560074.Karnataka, India
2 Department of Orthodontics, Sri Hasanamba Dental College and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India

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Lasers have been used in dentistry since 1994 to treat a number of dental problems. A variety of lasers are now available for use in dentistry. Once stated as an intricate technology with restricted usage in clinical dentistry, there is a growing awareness of the usefulness of lasers in the armamentarium of the modern dental practice, where they can be used as an adjunct or alternative to various long-standing approaches.

Keywords: Electrosurgery, iatrogenic damage, laser, modern dentistry, types of laser.