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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2016, Article ID 1746316, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/1746316
Case Report

Excision of Mucocele Using Diode Laser in Lower Lip

1Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India
2Dr. Ram’s Dental Care & Maxillofacial Center, Chennai, India
3Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India

Received 26 July 2016; Revised 15 November 2016; Accepted 4 December 2016

Academic Editor: Tommaso Lombardi

Copyright © 2016 Subramaniam Ramkumar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Mucoceles are nonneoplastic cystic lesions of major and minor salivary glands which result from the accumulation of mucus. These lesions are most commonly seen in children. Though usually these lesions can be treated by local surgical excision, in our case, to avoid intraoperative surgical complications like bleeding and edema and to enable better healing, excision was done using a diode laser in the wavelength of 940 nm.