Journal of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology

Role of diode laser in oral submucous fibrosis

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Author Details: Ramesh Kunusoth,*,Aditya Mohan Alwala,Rathod Prakash,Porika Madhav Naik,Mudavath Anand

Volume : 4

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2395-6194

Print ISSN : 2395-6186

Article First Page : 198

Article End Page : 200


Introduction: Oral submucous fibrosis is a precancerous condition affecting the oral cavity, oro-pharynx and rarely esophagus, tongue and commonly seen in those consuming betel nut. Its incidence has been reported 0.5% of the Indian population with a 7.6% potential for development of oral malignancy. Although various treatment modalities like medical and surgical are available, but there no single specific treatment modality for this condition.
Case Report: A male patient of age 45-year-old diagnosed with oral submucous fibrosis was treated with diode laser under local anesthesia and followed for three months.
Conclusion: Excision of the fibrous bands done by using diode laser followed by covering of collagen sheath on the raw surface of buccal mucosa gives uneventful healing with satisfactory results.

Keywords: Oral submucous fibrosis, Trismus, Diode laser.

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