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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2012, vol. 18, book 4
Subject Collection: Oral and Dental Medicine
Pages: 240-242
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2012184.240
Published online: 28 August 2012

J of IMAB 2012; 18(4):240-242
Hristina Lalabonova, Stefka Peycheva, P. Petrov
Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

High energy lasers are used as an alternative to conventional surgery for treatment of oral leukoplakia. The purpose of this study is to monitor the effectiveness of Nd-YAG laser as treatment for oral leukoplakia. Seventeen patients were followed-up with oral leukoplakia for the period 2005-2011. Nd–YAG laser was used with following parameters: λ - 1 064 nm, 10 - 15 W, Т 40 - 70 sec. Early postoperative results were monitored considering criteria pain, redness, swelling each 1, 3, 7 days. The effect from the treatment was determined by recording the changes in size of the lesions each 1, 2, 3 months. The results which reflect effectiveness of treatment within the observed period showed that twelve patients were complete respondents, two responded partially, and three did not respond. The treatment of oral leukoplakia through the application of Nd-YAG laser is characterized with good therapeutic effect and smooth postoperative period, without significant pain and discomfort, making it appropriate clinical solution.

Key words: oral leukoplakia, Nd – YAG laser, treatment.

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Please cite this article as: Lalabonova Hr, Peycheva St, Petrov P. APPLICATION OF Nd – YAG LASER TREATMENT FOR ORAL LEUKOPLAKIA. J of IMAB. 2012; 18(4):240-242. doi: 10.5272/ jimab.2012184.240.

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Accepted for publication: 07 May 2012
Issue published online: 28 August 2012

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