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VOLUME 15 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2021 ) > List of Articles


Laser Diode: A Solution for Recurring Oral Mucocele in Children

Siji Elizabeth, Bhavna Gupta Saraf, Neha Sheoran, Meenu Taneja, Shweta Rehani

Keywords : Laser diode, Mucocele, Oral lesion

Citation Information : Elizabeth S, Saraf BG, Sheoran N, Taneja M, Rehani S. Laser Diode: A Solution for Recurring Oral Mucocele in Children. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2021; 15 (3):146-148.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10062-0117

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 27-01-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Oral mucocele is an asymptomatic, non-neoplastic lesion of the salivary glands caused due to mechanical trauma to the excretory ducts. With an incidence of 2.5 lesions per 1,000, it is most common among pediatric patients. Clinically, they appear as well-circumscribed, round, single or multiple, and soft and fluctuant swellings. Although various surgical and nonsurgical treatment modalities are present in the literature, diode lasers provide a simple, rapid, effective, bloodless, and well-accepted procedure for treating mucocele in pediatric patients.

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