Vol. 4, Issue 9 (2018)
Laser assisted management of pyogenic granuloma of unusual size: A case report
Author(s): Dr. Amit De, Dr. Subhankar Poddar, Dr. Anwesha Adak, Dr. D Rambabu, Dr. Mona Choudhury, Dr. Faizia Rahman
Abstract: Pyogenic granuloma is a non-neoplastic inflammatory hyperplasia which is also known as ‘Lobular Capillary Hemangioma’. Gingiva is the most commonly affected site for oral pyogenic granuloma followed by tongue, hard palate, lip, buccal mucosa, and the floor of the mouth. Pyogenic granuloma, characteristically presents as a small pinkish soft tissue swelling, the size ranging from few millimetres to a few centimetres. The pyogenic granuloma may have a pedunculated or sessile base and is usually non-tender, but it can bleed on touch. It may arise due to low grade trauma such as chronic irritation due to a sharp tooth or a bad technique of tooth brushing. It may also occur due to hormonal factors, or certain kinds of drugs. In this case report it is shown that the excision of a large gingival pyogenic granuloma was performed by diode lasers (810 nm wavelength, 7W power) which resulted in less stress and fear in patient and the patient did not complain of any discomfort during and after the procedure.