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CASE REPORT

Management of Mucocele Ankyloglossia and Unerupted Teeth Using Diode Laser in Pediatric Patients

Lakshmi Thribhuvanan, MS Saravanakumar

Keywords : Diode laser, Laser treatment, Pediatric dentistry

Citation Information : Thribhuvanan L, Saravanakumar M. Management of Mucocele Ankyloglossia and Unerupted Teeth Using Diode Laser in Pediatric Patients. 2021; 11 (2):65-69.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10083-1009

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 31-12-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Abstract

Lasers have become an amicable and widely prospective treatment modality in pediatric dentistry. It\'s high acceptability rate among children and adolescents has embedded in designing and formulating stress-free environment in pediatric dentistry. Among the versatile range of dental lasers, diode laser predominates in possessing variable wavelengths hence facilitating its applications on numerous and extensive surgical procedures. The cardinal advantages of the laser-assisted surgeries over the conventional scalpel and blade surgical procedures are well-determined precision of the surgical technique, lack of bleeding sites, lack of edematous surgical areas, no visible scar formation, and negligible postoperative pain for the patient. Pediatric dentistry is an age defined dental specialty encompassing and assimilating all aspects of child development. However, pediatric treatment modalities differ in greater extent than adult patients. Hence, it relies upon the pediatric dentist to be well-versed, familiar, and knowledgeable with regard to the child\'s growth and development consistent with their subsequent age. This article presents with three case reports in which diode laser had been utilized for specified treatment modalities.


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