Folia Medica 62(3): 631-637, doi: 10.3897/folmed.62.e58118
Simultaneous Perio-endo Surgery with ER:YAG Laser and Bone Xenograft. A Case Report
expand article infoBogdan Krastev, Ivan Filipov
‡ Medical University of Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Open Access
Periodontally affected teeth with periapical lesion indicated for periapical surgery have a poor prognosis. Using Er:YAG lasers to perform simultaneous surgery on both defects may increase their survival rate. Preparing a retrograde cavity on affected teeth and obturating it is still a matter of debate among clinicians. The purpose of this case report was to describe the simultaneous use of Erbium-doped Yttrium Aluminium Garnet Er:YAG (2,940 nm) laser in the treatment of periapical granuloma and infraossal defect and the achieved results. The Er:YAG laser was used to perform flap dissection, granulation tissue removal, osteotomy and root-end resection except for initial flap incision and reflection. The cystic cavity was filled with Bio-Oss Collagen® xenograft. Results were followed up for 18 months with the help of radiographic orthopantomographic images. The outcome of this clinical case indicates that the use of Er:YAG laser could be considered a suitable method to perform simultaneous periodontal and endodontic surgery.
infraossal defect, lasers, periapical surgery, xenograft