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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 60-65

Efficacy of cryogun versus diode laser therapy in the management of oral leukoplakia


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, CKS Theja Dental College, Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Clinical Practice, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Ireland
3 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
4 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sri Sai Dental College, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. K Naga Venkata Sai Praveen
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, CKS Theja Dental College, Tirupathi
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jiaomr.jiaomr_126_20

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Background and Aim: This study was aimed to clinically evaluate the effectiveness of 810 nm diode laser and cryosurgery in the management of oral leukoplakia (OL) in terms of healing outcomes. Materials and Methods: Thirty subjects clinically and histo-pathologically diagnosed as having OL were randomly allocated into two groups. Group-1 consisting of 15 subjects each treated with cryotherapy, Group-2 was treated with an 810 nm diode Laser. VAS scale was used for evaluating the postoperative discomfort due to pain and Bates- Jensen Wound Assessment Tool was used to evaluate clinical wound healing. Results: Data analysis was done by using one-way ANOVA for intragroup variations. For intergroup comparisons Paired t- test was used. A statistically significant number of recurrences was noticed in the cryo group compared to the LASER group. Conclusion: This study results suggest that both cryosurgery and laser therapy were effective in terms of patient comfort. However more number of recurrences and mild post operative edema in the cryo group make LASER therapy a better management option.


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