Indian Journal of Dental Research

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Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 297-

Cryosurgery in the treatment of oro-facial lesions


Ashok Bansal1, Shivani Jain1, Shipra Gupta2 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Swami Devi Dyal Hospital and Dental College, Barwala, India
2 Department of Periodontics, Dr. H. S. Judge Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Panjab University, Sector 25, Chandigarh, India

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Shipra Gupta
Department of Periodontics, Dr. H. S. Judge Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Panjab University, Sector 25, Chandigarh
India

Cryosurgery is a therapeutical method that uses freezing to obtain a tissue inflammatory and/or a destructive response. It has been successfully used for many cutaneous conditions. Its use is increasing for several conditions in the oral cavity. The oral mucosa, because of its characteristics of humidity and smoothness, is an ideal site for this technique. It shows a very good esthetic result and it may be either the first choice or an alternative option to conventional surgery. This article strives to review the modus operandi of cryosurgical instruments, the various indications, limitations and advantages of cryosurgery in the treatment of oral lesions.


How to cite this article:
Bansal A, Jain S, Gupta S. Cryosurgery in the treatment of oro-facial lesions.Indian J Dent Res 2012;23:297-297


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Bansal A, Jain S, Gupta S. Cryosurgery in the treatment of oro-facial lesions. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Sep 23 ];23:297-297
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