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VOLUME 3 , ISSUE 2 ( July-December, 2020 ) > List of Articles


Laser-assisted Surgical Excision of Fibroepithelial Polyp with Periosteal Lasing: A Case Report

Deepika Mishra

Citation Information : Mishra D. Laser-assisted Surgical Excision of Fibroepithelial Polyp with Periosteal Lasing: A Case Report. J South Asian Assoc Pediatr Dent 2020; 3 (2):88-91.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10077-3048

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 19-04-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Introduction: Reactive lesions of gingiva have been shown to exhibit varied features even with similar etiologic irritants. A fibroepithelial polyp is characterized by pink, red, or white knob-like growth with sessile or pedunculated base with a prevalence of 1–2% and a higher female predilection. Case description: A 13-year-old female patient reported with chief complaint of an enlarging, painless soft mass in lower front region of the jaw since last the 6 months. Intraoral examination revealed firm, nontender, pinkish–white sessile lesion of 1.5 × 1.5 × 0.5 cm on interdental papilla and attached gingiva on both labial and lingual sides in relation to tooth 32 and 33. A 940 nm diode laser-assisted surgical excision and lasing of periosteum were performed under local anesthesia. There was no recurrence after 18 months with complete restoration of normal form and esthetics. Histopathology was suggestive of fibroepithelial polyp. Conclusion: The clinicians need to be aware of the clinical, histopathological features, and management of reactive mucosal lesions. Diode laser is an important aid in performing surgical excision of these lesions with minimal patient discomfort, increased operator control, and good postoperative results.

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