Laser cryptolysis for the treatment of halitosis.

  title={Laser cryptolysis for the treatment of halitosis.},
  author={Yehuda Finkelstein and Yoav Pinhas Talmi and Dov Ophir and Gilead Berger},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={131 4},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the tonsils as a source of halitosis and to assess the efficacy of laser CO(2) cryptolysis for the treatment of oral bad breath caused by chronic fetid tonsillitis. METHODS Fifty-three patients with halitosis originating from chronic fetid tonsillitis, who completed laser cryptolysis were enrolled in the study. The origin of halitosis was demonstrated by Finkelstein's tonsil smelling test, which included massaging the tonsils and smelling the squeezed discharge. All… CONTINUE READING