Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (MRONJ) therapy remains an unresolved problem. The proposed conservative and surgical treatment regimens are associated to contradictory success rates. Surgical approach with Er:YAG laser is associated to significant better results compared to medical treatment and traditional surgical approaches. Objective: To describe a new surgical approach that couples the advantages of the Er:YAG laser and the usefulness of the AF in highlighting surgical margins. One of the difficulties encountered during surgical removal of a MRONJ is the precise individuation of necrotic bone margins. Case Report: A case of Stage III mandibular osteonecrosis treated with a new surgical approach is presented. The aim is to describe an auto-fluorescence (AF) guided surgical approach performed with Er:YAG laser and Nd:YAG Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT). After one month of follow-up, the complete mucosal healing was evident and symptoms was unobserved. Such a technique allowed a highly accurate and minimally invasive approach through the selective ablation of the non-/hypofluorescent areas. Conclusion: Taking into account the advantages of laser therapy and the possible effectiveness of the AF in highlighting surgical margins, this approach would probably achieve excellent outcomes.
Giovannacci,, I., Meleti, M., Bonanini, M., & Vescovi, P. An Auto-fluorescence Guided Surgical Approach Performed with Er:YAG Laser and Nd:YAG Low Level Laser Therapy for Medication-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw. J Dent Indones. 2015;22(2):