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Diode Laser Application in Soft Tissue Oral Surgery

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Author(s): Ehsan Azma | Nassimeh Safavi

Journal: Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences
ISSN 2008-9783

Volume: 4;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 206;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: laser | soft tissue | oral surgery

ABSTRACT
Introduction: Diode laser with wavelengths ranging from 810 to 980 nm in a continuous or pulsed mode was used as a possible instrument for soft tissue surgery in the oral cavity.Discussion: Diode laser is one of laser systems in which photons are produced by electric current with wavelengths of 810, 940 and 980nm. The application of diode laser in soft tissue oral surgery has been evaluated from a safety point of  view, for facial pigmentation and vascular lesions and in oral surgery excision; for example frenectomy, epulis fissuratum and fibroma. The advantages of laser application are that it provides relatively bloodless surgical and post surgical courses with minimal swelling and scarring. We used diode laser for excisional biopsy of pyogenic granuloma and gingival pigmentation.Conclusion: The diode laser can be used as a modality for oral soft tissue surgery
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