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23 December 1994 Lasers in oral surgery
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Proceedings Volume 2327, Medical Applications of Lasers II; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.197600
Event: International Symposium on Biomedical Optics Europe '94, 1994, Lille, France
Abstract
The indications of lasers in oral surgery are defined by the laser-tissue interaction types. These are mainly thermal effects depending especially on the absorption of laser light in varying biological tissues. In histological sections different laser effects are demonstrated on oral mucosa, bone and cartilage, which have a great influence on wound healing and subsequently on clinical indications of the different wavelengths. On the one hand the good coagulation effect of the Nd:YAG laser is wanted for hemostasis in soft tissue surgery. On the other hand, for the treatment of precancerous dysplasias or neoplasias an effective cutting with a coagulation effect like using the CO2 laser is necessary. However, the excision of benign mucosal lesions as well as performing osteotomies or shaping of cartilage should be undertaken with the Er:YAG laser without greater coagulation and consequently without any delay of wound healing.
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Ulrich Keller D.D.S. and Raimund Hibst "Lasers in oral surgery", Proc. SPIE 2327, Medical Applications of Lasers II, (23 December 1994); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.197600
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