An evaluation of different treatments for recurrent aphthous stomatitis and patient perceptions: Nd:YAG laser versus medication.

@article{Tezel2009AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of different treatments for recurrent aphthous stomatitis and patient perceptions: Nd:YAG laser versus medication.},
  author={Adnan Tezel and Cankat Kara and Veysel Balkaya and Recep Orbak},
  journal={Photomedicine and laser surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={101-6}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this randomized controlled clinical trial was to determine the anxiety levels of patients with recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) prior to therapy with the Nd:YAG laser or medication, and to compare the effects of these different treatment methods on the degree of post-treatment pain, discomfort, and functional complications (eating and speech) experienced. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty patients with RAS-related oral problems were included in the study. Levels of pre- and… CONTINUE READING

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