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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, Year : 2018

Article Page : 198-200

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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.

Doi : 10.18231/2395-6194.2018.0048

How to cite : Kunusoth R, , Alwala A M, Prakash R , Naik P M, Anand M, Role of diode laser in oral submucous fibrosis. J Oral Med Oral Surg Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2018;4(4):198-200

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