Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 257--260

Cryosurgery by tetrafluoroethane: An answer to black gums


Manoj Kumar, Prasanta Bandyopadhyay, Debabrata Kundu, Lora Mishra 
 Department of Periodontics and Oral Implantology, Institute of Dental Sciences, Ghatikia, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

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Manoj Kumar
Department of Periodontics and Oral Implantology, Institute of Dental Sciences, Sector 8, Kalinga Nagar, Ghatikia, Bhubaneswar - 751 003
India

To highlight the effect of 1,1,1,2 tetrafluoroethane (TFE), a new material for cryosurgery of gingival melanin pigmentation (GMP). Five patients were treated using a TFE-cooled swab and the pre- and post-treatment photographs were compared. Complete keratinization took place in 3-4 weeks after application without any trace of pigmentation. During the follow-up period, no side effects were observed and the improved esthetics were maintained upto 1 year.


How to cite this article:
Kumar M, Bandyopadhyay P, Kundu D, Mishra L. Cryosurgery by tetrafluoroethane: An answer to black gums.J Indian Soc Periodontol 2013;17:257-260


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Kumar M, Bandyopadhyay P, Kundu D, Mishra L. Cryosurgery by tetrafluoroethane: An answer to black gums. J Indian Soc Periodontol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 May 16 ];17:257-260
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