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J Oral Implantol. 2015 Dec;41(6):720-3. doi: 10.1563/AAID-JOI-D-13-00251. Epub 2013 Dec 18.

Oral Pyogenic Granuloma Associated With a Dental Implant Treated With an Er:YAG Laser: A Case Report.

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3  College of Dental Sciences, RAK Medical & Health Sciences University, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.
2
2  Marmara University, Dentistry Faculty, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey.
3
1  Dicle University, Dentistry Faculty, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Diyarbakir, Turkey.

Abstract

A pyogenic granuloma is a tumorlike proliferation that occurs slightly more often in females, frequently involving the gingiva in the maxillary region. Clinically, it presents as a sessile or pedunculated exophytic mass with a smooth or lobulated surface, which tends to bleed easily. Its color can range from pink to dark red. The most common treatment is surgical excision. This case report presents a pyogenic granuloma that formed around an implant 7 years after its insertion. Pyogenic granulomas associated with dental implants are extremely rare; this is the fourth reported case and the first case of pyogenic granuloma to be treated with an Er:YAG laser.

KEYWORDS:

Er:YAG laser; dental implant; inflammatory hyperplasia; pyogenic granuloma

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