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Brazilian Dental Journal

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REZENDE, Karla Mayra et al. Cryosurgery as an Effective Alternative for Treatment of Oral Lesions in Children. Braz. Dent. J. [online]. 2014, vol.25, n.4, pp.352-356. ISSN 0103-6440.  https://doi.org/10.1590/0103-6440201302254.

Children can exhibit a wide variety of oral pathologies, such as oral lesions, bone lesions, tumors, cysts and cutaneous lesions. Different techniques have been described for the treatment of these lesions, but all of them are invasive. This paper presents a series of cases that demonstrate the clinical efficacy of cryosurgery as an alternative to invasive surgical treatments of the most common oral lesions in children. This technique has been well tolerated by patients due to the absence of anesthesia, rapid healing and minimal bleeding. Cryotherapy has many applications in oral medicine and is an extremely useful alternative in patients to whom surgery is contraindicated due to age or medical history. It is a simple procedure to perform, minimally invasive, low-cost and very effective in pediatric dentistry clinic.

Keywords : cryosurgery; oral pathology; pediatric patients; oral lesions.

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