Use of CO2 laser as an adjunctive treatment for caudal stomatitis in a cat.

  title={Use of CO2 laser as an adjunctive treatment for caudal stomatitis in a cat.},
  author={John R. Lewis and Anson J Tsugawa and Alexander M. Reiter},
  journal={Journal of veterinary dentistry},
  volume={24 4},
Lasers have become a popular tool in veterinary practice, particularly the carbon dioxide (CO2) laser. In humans, the CO2 laser is used most commonly in oral and maxillofacial soft tissue surgery due to its favorable interactions with oral soft tissues. Other types of lasers are better suited for use on hard tissues such as enamel and dentin. This article reviews the history of laser use, physics of laser-tissue interaction, delivery systems, and laser types used in dentistry and oral surgery… CONTINUE READING

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