CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 49-53

Versatility of diode lasers in low-level laser therapy for the management of recurrent aphthous stomatitis


1 Consultant Periodontist, FMS Dental Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Consultant Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon, FMS Dental Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
3 Department of Oral Maxillofacial Sciences, Al-Farabi College of Dentistry and Nursing, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
4 Director, Al-Farabi College of Dentistry and Nursing, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Butchi Babu
Consultant Periodontist, FMS Dental Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0975-8844.157392

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Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is a painful condition, often leading to impairment of the basic functions such as mastication, speech, and brushing. Several treatment modalities have been advocated in the past, but none hasve been proven efficacious. A novel treatment modality in the form of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has evolved in recent years. LLLT also known as "cold laser" works on the principle of biostimulation. This biomodulatory effect plays a pivotal role in accelerating the healing process and provides analgesia. Hence, it constitutes an alternative to processes that present pain and inflammatory reaction. The present series of cases throw light regarding the use of diode laser for LLLT as an effective and quick tool in the painless management of recurrent aphthous ulcers.


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