Incisional effects of 1940 nm thulium fiber laser on oral soft tissues

GÜNEY M. , Tunç B., Gülsoy M.

SPIE Conference on Energy-Based Treatment of Tissue and Assessment VII, San-Francisco, Costa Rica, 3 - 04 February 2013, vol.8584 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 8584
  • Doi Number: 10.1117/12.2004146
  • City: San-Francisco
  • Country: Costa Rica


Lasers of different wavelengths are being used in oral surgery for incision and excision purposes with minimal bleeding and pain. Among these wavelengths, those close to 2 mu m yield more desirable results on oral soft tissue due to their strong absorption by water. The emission of 1940 nm Thulium fiber laser is well absorbed by water which makes it a promising tool for oral soft tissue surgery. This study was conducted to investigate the potential of thulium fiber laser as an incisional and excisional oral surgical tool.