This case report describes palliative treatment of hairy tongue using a 9300 nm CO2 laser and low energy ablation therapy.
SUBJECT CODE: 135
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Explain hairy tongue and associated symptoms.
- Describe the clinical presentation and treatment options for hyperkeratosis of the filiform lingual papillae (HFLP).
- Discuss the use, as well as outcome, of palliative low energy ablation therapy with a CO2 laser in managing HFLP, as described in this case report.
This course was issued in December 2022 and expires December 2025. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.