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Expedited Removal of Pyogenic Granuloma by Diode Laser in a Pediatric Patient

Mohammad Asnaashari, Masoumeh Mehdipour, Faranak MoradiAbbasabadi, Saranaz Azari-Marhabi
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Abstract

Introduction: Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is one of the inflammatory hyperplasia seen in the oral cavity. It is a reactional response to minor trauma or chronic irritation. The most common treatment of PG is surgical excision but alternative approaches such as laser excision have also been proposed especially for pediatric patients.

Case report: Herein, we present a case of gingival pyogenic granuloma in a 6-year-old patient. The lesion was excised successfully with diode laser as a conservative and non-stressful method in a pediatric patient.

Results and conclusion: The use of laser as modern medicine offers a new tool for treatment of oral lesions as comfortable as possible in pediatric patients, which results in less stress and fear in children.


Keywords

pyogenic granuloma; hyperplasia; diode laser; pediatric

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/jlms.v6i1.7530