PREFERENCE OF LA TECHNIQUE IN LASER GINGIVECTOMY PROCEDURES Running Title: Preference of LA Technique in laser gingivectomy

Bondada Venkata Mani Anirudh

Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences

Saveetha University, Chennai 77, Email:


Dr. Karthickraj S M

Senior lecturer, Department of Periodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai 77


Introduction: Gingivectomy is a surgical procedure of excising the unsupported gingival tissue which can be done by many methods such as scalpel, laser etc. The aim of this study is to assess the preference of LA technique in laser gingivectomy procedures using a novel method.


Materials and methods: This is a retrospective clinical study carried out by a private dental institution. The study analysed the data of patients who had undergone laser gingivectomy procedure. The data is collected over a period of 2 years. Details such as age, gender, type of LA given, type of LA technique used were all recorded. Descriptive analysis and Chi-square analysis was done.


Results: A total of 250 patients have undergone laser gingivectomy procedure in which 49.6% were males and 50.4% were females, 18-40 years age group had the highest prevalence (76%). 96.4% patients were injected with LA with adrenaline , 53.6% had only LA without any topical anesthesia and 46.4% were injected with topical along with LA. 80% had used infiltration techniques and 20% used nerve blocks.

Conclusion: Infiltration was the most preferred type of LA technique used in laser gingivectomy procedure.

Keywords: laser, Gingivectomy, Anesthesia, Adrenaline,Novel method.