Comparison Of The Electrocautery And Liquid Nitrogen In The Gingival Depigmentation – An Observational Study

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  • Dr. Supriya Uppu, Dr. Renuka Gupta, Dr. Sasi Krishna Busani, Dr. Hymasree Betha, Dr. Sandeep Dande, Dr. Sonali Shivaji Delmade

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https://doi.org/10.47750/pnr.2022.13.S10.540

Abstract

Aim: The present study was carried out to evaluate the comparison of electrocautery and liquid nitrogen for gingival depigmentation in patients.

Methodology: 30 patients who had bilateral melanin pigmentation were included in the study where they were divided into 2 groups- cryosurgery and electrosurgery. Subjects were assessed at baseline, 1 week, 1, 3, 6 and 9 months for Gingival Index, DOPI, Gingival Wound Healing Index. Chi square test for intergroup comparison of Gingival Wound Healing Index.

Results: There was a statistically significant increase in gingival index at one week interval. Also, at 6 months and 9 months interval, there was statistically highly significant difference in between the groups because of recurrence of pigmentation in Electrosurgery group. Cryosurgery group showed higher Gingival wound healing index which was statistically highly significant with P-value of p<0.0001.

Conclusion: The gingival depigmentation which was achieved by using the Cryosurgery was more acceptable.

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2022-12-31 — Updated on 2022-12-31

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Comparison Of The Electrocautery And Liquid Nitrogen In The Gingival Depigmentation – An Observational Study. (2022). Journal of Pharmaceutical Negative Results, 4484-4487. https://doi.org/10.47750/pnr.2022.13.S10.540