er,cr:ysgg& cbct: novel application in treatment & evaluation of gingival recession
The predictability & effectiveness of Er,Cr:YSGG in connective tissue harvesting as well as root surface bio-modification in the treatment of gingival recession is gaining momentum. This should be tested through well designed clinical trials to reach conclusive evidence to support its application in clinical practice. In designing such clinical trials, attention must be drawn to patient-reported outcomes & this should be considered in the decision making process. However, selection of CBCT offers future promise for visualization & measuring of gingival thickness with high precision.