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


Oral Mucocele Removal in a Pediatric Patient Using Diode Laser: A Case Report

Ruchika Sharma, Nitin Khuller

Keywords : Diode laser, Mucocele, Ranula, Salivary Gland

Citation Information : Sharma R, Khuller N. Oral Mucocele Removal in a Pediatric Patient Using Diode Laser: A Case Report. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2021; 15 (3):149-151.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10062-0118

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 27-01-2022

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


Mucocele is a commonly occurring lesion in the oral cavity, mostly involving the minor salivary glands, resulting from the rupture or obliteration of the ducts leading to their glandular contents (mucinous) being released subepithelially. Etiological factors include trauma, parafunctional habits, lip-biting, etc. Various treatment modalities have been advocated for mucocele among which lasers are the most recent and advanced. This case report presents the treatment of mucocele of the lower lip with a 980 nm diode laser.

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