Laser can be used for the complete excision of the lesion (which is more effective, but also more invasive), for the photodynamic therapy (non-invasive procedure, which requires several applications) or for the vaporization of the lesion (very precise treatment and relatively easy to perform). Laser treatments have shown better healing, less soft tissues retraction and less post-operative pain, comparing with traditional surgery. The use of systemic therapies and smoking habit interruption (where present) has been also useful to reduce the lesions before the clinical treatments. The treatment has always to be supported by histological analysis to identify the risk and consequently planning the clinical approach.
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M. Capocci, M. Mohsen, R. Lo Giudice, A. Del Vecchio, G. Gaimari, L. Tribolati, G. Palaia, U. Romeo, "Treatments of the oral leukoplakia by laser," Proc. SPIE 9670, Sixth International Conference on Lasers in Medicine, 967009 (22 March 2016);