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Title: The treatment of epulis fissuratum of the oral cavity by CO2 laser surgery
Authors: Keng, S.B. 
Loh, H.S. 
Issue Date: 1992
Source: Keng, S.B.,Loh, H.S. (1992). The treatment of epulis fissuratum of the oral cavity by CO2 laser surgery. Journal of Clinical Laser Medicine and Surgery 10 (4) : 303-306. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A clinical study was conducted on a group of 20 patients who presented with epulis fissuratum caused by denture wearing. CO2 laser surgery was used to treat these patients and the cases were followed up over a two-year period. The advantage of CO2 laser surgery on oral tissues was evident by the good response to healing four weeks postoperatively and beyond. No sutures or packing of any kind were used and the wound was allowed to granulate. Re-epithelialization occurred in all patients within 14 days and was complete after about 4 weeks. The lack of wound contraction, scarring, and good re-epithelialization combined with precise tissue destruction make CO2 laser surgery ideal for this procedure when compared with conventional surgical techniques. The advantage of using CO2 laser surgery has been demonstrated clinically in the patients treated in this study.
Source Title: Journal of Clinical Laser Medicine and Surgery
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/79933
ISSN: 10445471
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