Laser excisional new attachment procedure

  • US 5,642,997 A
  • Filed: 02/01/1996
  • Issued: 07/01/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/01/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An excisional new attachment procedure comprising the steps of:

  • a) anesthetizing a gingival tissue corresponding to a targeted tooth, of a patient the tooth having a tooth surface;

    b) measuring a depth of a pocket in the gingival tissue, from an upper gingival margin to a mucogingival junction;

    c) ablating and vaporizing an interior epithelial lining of the pocket, to the depth of the pocket on all sides of the tooth to prepare a new pocket tissue surface;

    d) cleaning the tooth surface of all foreign matter, to the depth of the pocket on all sides of the tooth;

    e) lasing the pocket to remove granulation tissue, and to;

    disinfect, assist in hemostatis, cauterize free nerve endings, and seal lymphatics, of the pocket tissue surface, and to prepare the pocket tissue surface for welding, and to desensitize the tooth;

    f) rinsing the pocket to remove debris; and

    g) irrigating the pocket with a bactericidal solution;

    h) eliminating occlusal interferences;

    i) lasing the pocket tissue surface to adapt the pocket tissue surface for tissue welding;

    j) approximating the pocket tissue surface with the tooth surface; and

    k) maintaining the pocket tissue surface in contact with the tooth surface to advance adhesion.

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