A 9300 nm CO2 laser and low energy ablation therapy provide effective palliative care for hairy tongue.
AGD 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.
This course was issued in January 2023 and expires January 2026. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.