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National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 84-88

Use of carbon dioxide laser in oral soft tissue procedures

1 Department of Periodontics, Maharishi Markandeshwar College of Dental Sciences, Mullana, Haryana, India
2 Department of Periodontics, Babu Banarsi Das Dental College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Periodontics, Employee's State Insurance Corporation Dental College and Hospital, Rohini, New Delhi, India
4 Department of Periodontics, Chhatrapati Sahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0975-5950.168218

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Lasers have been introduced in dentistry as an alternative to conventional knife surgery. The advantage to the operator includes a clean dry field that enhances visibility and reduces the procedure time. The patient benefits by minimal postoperative pain and swelling. The paper discusses use of carbon dioxide laser in five conditions commonly encountered in oral cavity.

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