The clinical use of the Nd:YAG laser in paediatric dentistry for the removal of oral soft tissue

Br Dent J. 1999 Nov 27;187(10):528-30. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.4800324.


This article considers the clinical use of the Nd:YAG laser for soft tissue surgery in paediatric dentistry. If the claims made about its performance and properties are true then the Nd:YAG laser should be a very useful additional clinical tool for dentists treating children.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Anesthesia, Dental
  • Anesthesia, Local
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy* / methods
  • Oral Surgical Procedures* / methods
  • Postoperative Complications / epidemiology