Diode laser assisted excision of a gingival pyogenic granuloma: A case report
exuberant, reactive lesion seen in response to local irritation or trauma caused by dental calculus, bacterial plaque, caries and restorations, with a strong predilection for the gingiva. It is among the frequently encountered oral lesions, occurring at a challenging oral site, the gingiva. Herein, we report a 71-year-old medically compromised Caucasian female who presented with a relatively large lobulated pyogenic granuloma on the buccal gingiva of the maxillary molar-premolar region. Total surgical excision was performed with an 840nm diode laser followed by the placement of hyaluronate gel and relevant periodontal dressing. Two weeks after surgical excision, complete healing was observed, but patient denied replacement of dental restoration. After 4 months of follow-up, an overall reduction of associated teeth mobility was also observed, with a minor recurrence in gingival inflammation. The objective of this report is to briefly review clinical, radiographic and histological findings of pyogenic granuloma along with a detailed discussion on its management through a diode laser.
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