The Gingival Oral Lichen Planus: A Holistic Treatment Modality
Oral Lichen Planus (OLP), a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology, is a painful condition that tends to become malignant, urging appropriate therapy.
Laser therapy has recently been suggested as a new treatment option with visible results and without significant side effects, but has not been able to prove itself with stand-alone treatment option owing to cost factor with around 15-22 sittings required and the resistant variant of OLP2. This article presents a cases of erosive OLP treated with Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) as an adjunct to Topical steroid application. Lesion type and pain was recorded before and after treatment. Severity of lesions and pain were reduced after treatment. LLLT is an effective treatment with no side effects and it may be considered as an alternative therapy for erosive/ulcerative oral lichen planus.