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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 77-80

Fibroepithelial hyperplasia excision by diode laser: A novel treatment approach in periodontal therapy

Department of Periodontology, People's Dental Academy, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Veena Kalburgi
Department of Periodontology, People's Dental Academy, Bhanpura, Bhopal - 462 038, Madhya Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/2321-1385.196995

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Laser first came into light in 1960 and has been used extensively in various fields of dentistry. Lasers are widely used for a numerous procedures such as de-epithelization, pocket disinfection, frenectomy, scaling and root planing, and surgical procedures such as excision of soft-tissue growths. Improved healing, hemostasis, and sutureless excisions are some of the many advantages of laser over conventional treatment modalities. It is because of these advantages that laser is becoming more and more popular as a treatment option in various aspects of dentistry. We hereby present a case report, where we have used soft-tissue diode laser for surgical management of a fibroepithelial hyperplasia with reactive bone formation, because of its many advantages over conventional methods. Fibroepithelial hyperplasia is most commonly seen at the site of trauma in mouth or in other areas of the body. This polyp is usually not harmful and does not grow in size. However, at times, these tags may need to be surgically excised for esthetic and functional purposes or for the fear of malignancy.

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