Indian Journal of Dental Research

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 211--215

Excision of oral mucocele by different wavelength lasers


Umberto Romeo1, Gaspare Palaia1, Gianluca Tenore1, Alessandro Del Vecchio1, Samir Nammour2 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences, "Sapienza" University of Rome, Rome, Italy
2 Department of Dental Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Liege, Liege, Belgium

Correspondence Address:
Umberto Romeo
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences, źDQ╗SapienzaźDQ╗ University of Rome, Rome
Italy

Background: Mucocele is a common benign neoplasm of oral soft tissues and the most common after fibroma. It generally occurs in the lower lip and its treatment includes excision of cyst and the responsible salivary gland, in order to prevent recurrences. Aims: To evaluate the capability of three different lasers in performing the excision of labial mucocele with two different techniques. Materials and Methods: In the presented cases, excision was performed using two different techniques (circumferential incision technique and mucosal preservation technique) and three different laser wavelengths (Er,Cr:YSGG 2780 nm, diode 808 nm, and KTP 532 nm). Results: All the tested lasers, regardless of wavelength, showed many advantages (bloodless surgical field, no postoperative pain, relative speed, and easy execution). The most useful surgical technique depends on clinical features of the lesion. Conclusion: Tested lasers, with both techniques, are helpful in the management of labial mucocele.


How to cite this article:
Romeo U, Palaia G, Tenore G, Vecchio AD, Nammour S. Excision of oral mucocele by different wavelength lasers.Indian J Dent Res 2013;24:211-215


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Romeo U, Palaia G, Tenore G, Vecchio AD, Nammour S. Excision of oral mucocele by different wavelength lasers. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Apr 19 ];24:211-215
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