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CASE REPORT Table of Contents   
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 472-474
Treatment of oral submucous fibrosis with ErCr: YSGG laser


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Periodontics, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Zainab Chaudhary
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.87073

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Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) is one of the most poorly understood and unsatisfactorily treated diseases. Various medical and surgical treatments have been used but with limited benefits. However, with advent of lasers, oral surgeons are provided with new modality for treating OSMF. This case report highlights the pioneering effort in treating a moderate case of bilateral OSMF with Erbium Chromium Yttrium Scandium Gallium Garnet (ErCr:YSGG) laser showing promising result during follow-up.


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