Abstract – Objective: To report 2 cases of patients with oral lichen planus (OLP), with involvement of the cheeks, with reduced mouth opening, successfully treated with a single radiofrequency session. Cases Presentation: A 55-year-old and 56-year-old female patients with OLP and trismus were treated with a handpiece that works with a frequency comprised between 500 kHz and 1 MHz. Parameters used were: first case – bi-ostimulation with application of monopolar capacitive technique software muscle hypotonia, at the power of 29%, for 10 minutes; biostimulation with bipolar resistive technique software contractures power 20%, 10 minutes. Second case –biostimulation with application of monopolar capacitive technique software muscle hypotonia, at the power of 17%, for 10 minutes; biostimulation with bipolar resistive technique software contractures power 20%, 10 minutes. Results: Patients increased the mouth opening respectively of 6 mm and 8 mm and pain disappeared. Conclusions: The use of radiofrequency in the treatment of trismus associated with potentially malignant diseases could be a safe and effective tool, although further studies are needed to confirm these preliminary data.

Oral lichen planus trismus treated with a radiofrequency device: a new instrument in the treatment of oral potentially malignant disorders?

CINZIA CASU
Primo
Conceptualization
;
GERMANO ORRU
Ultimo
Supervision
2022

Abstract

Abstract – Objective: To report 2 cases of patients with oral lichen planus (OLP), with involvement of the cheeks, with reduced mouth opening, successfully treated with a single radiofrequency session. Cases Presentation: A 55-year-old and 56-year-old female patients with OLP and trismus were treated with a handpiece that works with a frequency comprised between 500 kHz and 1 MHz. Parameters used were: first case – bi-ostimulation with application of monopolar capacitive technique software muscle hypotonia, at the power of 29%, for 10 minutes; biostimulation with bipolar resistive technique software contractures power 20%, 10 minutes. Second case –biostimulation with application of monopolar capacitive technique software muscle hypotonia, at the power of 17%, for 10 minutes; biostimulation with bipolar resistive technique software contractures power 20%, 10 minutes. Results: Patients increased the mouth opening respectively of 6 mm and 8 mm and pain disappeared. Conclusions: The use of radiofrequency in the treatment of trismus associated with potentially malignant diseases could be a safe and effective tool, although further studies are needed to confirm these preliminary data.
Oral lichen planus; Potentially malignant disorder; Radiofrequency device; OLP with Radiofrequency de-vice; Trismus from OLP
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