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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 47-51

A case series of treatment of oral mucosal lesions using diode lasers

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, DY Patil Deemed to be University School of Dentistry, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Akshay Katara
Flat No: 103, Poonam Darshan C Wing, Poonam Nagar, Off Mahakali Caves Road, Andheri East, Mumbai - 400 093, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/SDJ.SDJ_28_20

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Background: Einstein's photoelectric amplification theory provided the template for the development of lasers. With recent technological advancements, the increasing use of lasers in dentistry has had a meaningful impact on the diagnosis and management of oral mucosal lesions. This case series highlights lasers' impact. Case Reports: Five patients with diagnoses of arteriovenous malformation, homogeneous leukoplakia, mucocele, traumatic fibroma, and erosive lichen planus were treated with a diode laser (1,200 J/s; wavelength of 940 nm; 1.5 W; pulse mode). The patients were followed up to evaluate lesion healing and complete healing of the lesion was rapidly achieved with minimal discomfort. Conclusion: Soft-tissue lasers are trending in the management of various oral mucosal lesions due to their advantages of providing higher precision, a clean surgical field with minimal blood loss, accelerated wound healing, and fewer postoperative complications.

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