Evaluation of patient perceptions after frenectomy operations: A comparison of carbon dioxide laser and scalpel techniques

Haytac M. C. , Ozcelik O.

JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY, vol.77, no.11, pp.1815-1819, 2006 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 77 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1902/jop.2006.060043
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1815-1819


Background: A frenum that encroaches on the margin of the gingiva may interfere with plaque removal and cause tension. Frenectomy is the complete removal of the frenum that can be made by scalpels or with soft tissue lasers. The aim of this article was to compare the degree of postoperative pain, such as discomfort and functional complications (eating and speech), experienced by patients after two frenectomy operation techniques.