Laser-Assisted Removal of Irritation Fibroma
Article by Robert Levine, DDS and Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys
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Abstract: Because of the close match between coagulation depth and oral soft-tissue blood capillary diameters, a 10.6 micrometers CO2 laser is a highly efficient and spatially accurate photo-thermal ablation tool with excellent coagulation efficiency. The excision of benign soft-tissue masses, such as irritation fibroma, with the flexible fiber waveguide 10.6 micrometers CO2 laser is a minimally invasive and typically suture-free surgical modality that ensures dependable treatment of fibromas. It is, in many respects, superior to most of the alternative treatment options. Because of the excellent hemostasis it provides and the minimal damage it causes to the surrounding tissues, a CO2 laser is especially well suited for removing these lesions.
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