Diode laser assisted excision of a gingival pyogenic granuloma: A case report

  • Dimitrios Andreadis Department of Oral Medicine/Pathology, School of Dentistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Ioanna Lazaridi Department of Oral Medicine/Pathology, School of Dentistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Eleftherios Anagnostou Department of Oral Medicine/Pathology, School of Dentistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Athanasios Poulopoulos Department of Oral Medicine/Pathology, School of Dentistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Prashanth Panta | maithreya.prashanth@gmail.com Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, MNR Dental College and Hospital, Sangareddy, Telangana, India.
  • Shankargouda Patil Department of Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic Sciences, Division of Oral Pathology, College of Dentistry, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia.

Abstract

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.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Published
2019-08-27
Section
Case Reports
Keywords:
Pyogenic granuloma, Gingiva, Laser surgery, Diode laser
Statistics
Abstract views: 461

PDF: 183
HTML: 7
Share it

PlumX Metrics

PlumX Metrics provide insights into the ways people interact with individual pieces of research output (articles, conference proceedings, book chapters, and many more) in the online environment. Examples include, when research is mentioned in the news or is tweeted about. Collectively known as PlumX Metrics, these metrics are divided into five categories to help make sense of the huge amounts of data involved and to enable analysis by comparing like with like.

How to Cite
Andreadis, D., Lazaridi, I., Anagnostou, E., Poulopoulos, A., Panta, P., & Patil, S. (2019). Diode laser assisted excision of a gingival pyogenic granuloma: A case report. Clinics and Practice, 9(3). https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2019.1179

Most read articles by the same author(s)