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Soft Tissue Lasers - Gingival Troughing for Impressions

 

The goal of gingival troughing is the same whether lasers or more conventional methods are used. Precision impression taking requires a clean, dry field, free of contaminants like blood and saliva, to accurately record the restoration margins. All dental lasers can be used for soft tissue retraction. The shorter wavelength lasers, such as diode lasers, have virtually no interaction with healthy tooth structure and can easily achieve hemostasis to facilitate visualization of the tooth preparations. If proper parameters are used, the gingiva will remain healthy and stable.

 

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this video, the viewer should:

  • Understand the purpose of gingival troughing/reduction in order to make a better impression.
  • See how a soft tissue diode laser can be used to achieve the desired result of this procedure.

 

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