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What are some clinical tips for using a diode laser in preparation for digital scanning?
The diode laser is one of the most essential items for success in CAD/CAM. Identifying the margin and removing unhealthy tissue are most predictable with the use of a laser. The laser also controls bleeding and tissue seepage. Learn to use the laser properly. Find the setting that works for you to most effectively remove unhealthy tissue and prevent charring of the tissue. Use peroxide on a microbrush to remove unwanted discolored tissue and tissue tags that may remain after use of the laser. The laser stimulates the tissue to re-grow in a healthy environment with the final restoration.