Minimally invasive surgery in periodontics - A review

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Author Details : Archana Balakrishnan, Lalitha Tanjore Arunachalam*, Uma Sudhakar

Volume : 4, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 130-137

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Minimally invasive dentistry was introduced to preserve the dentitition and the surrounding structures as
much as possible. In the periodontal scenario, this technique aims at smaller incisions, minimal trauma and
exposure compared to the standard protocol. To accomplish this, optical acuity a well specially designed
instruments is required. It not only achieves good results but also saves time, and offers post-operative
comfort to the patient. This review explores the history, and the use of minimally invasive surgery in
periodontology and implant dentistry.

How to cite : Balakrishnan A, Arunachalam L T, Sudhakar U, Minimally invasive surgery in periodontics - A review. IP Int J Periodontol Implantol 2019;4(4):130-137

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