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J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2014 Aug;16(4):197-200. doi: 10.3109/14764172.2014.910078. Epub 2014 May 5.

The use of surgical Nd:YAG laser in an oral pyogenic granuloma: a case report.

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Faculty of Dentistry, Atatürk University , Periodontology, Erzurum , Turkey.

Abstract

Pyogenic granuloma is a benign, non-neoplastic, mucocutaneous lesion and is especially common on the tongue, lips, and gums. This case report presents a large oral pyogenic granuloma of the gingiva and the surgical treatment of this lesion with Nd:YAG laser. A 14-year-old female patient referred with a complaint of a swelling and growth on the buccal side of her mandibular left premolar teeth. A comprehensive intraoral examination revealed a localized gingival mass between mandibular left premolar teeth on the buccal aspect. The treatment selected was surgical removal using Nd:YAG laser with the following irradiation parameters: power output 4 W, energy 100 mJ, frequency 40 Hz, and pulsed emission mode. During surgery, complications including hemorrhage were not observed, and no scarring developed after surgery. The excised area gradually improved within 1 month. The use of Nd:YAG laser in the treatment of pyogenic granuloma reduced bleeding during surgery, with a consequent reduction in operating time, promoted rapid postoperative hemostasis, and has better patient acceptance.

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Nd:YAG laser; laser in dentistry; oral pyogenic granuloma

PMID:
24689434
DOI:
10.3109/14764172.2014.910078
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