Treatment of Pyogenic Granuloma with Diode Laser
Author(s): Tahrir N Aldelaimi
Background: Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a well-known oral benign growth. The most frequent intra-oral site is marginal gingiva. It is often arises in the second decade of life, mostly bleeds on simple probing and that has a strong tendency to recur after simple excision. The aim of study: to assess the therapeutic benefits of diode laser (810-980 nm) in treatment of oral pyogenic granuloma. Materials and Method: A total of 14 patients (7 males, 7 females) were enrolled in this study and had their pyogenic granuloma laser removed. All of the patients underwent the identical surgical procedure, which was performed under local anesthetic (cartridge containing 1 percent lidocaine with epinephrine 1:100.000). To achieve coagulation and prevent bleeding, the lesions were meticulously sliced by moving the laser fiber tip in a sweeping manner on the surgical site. The wounds were not sutured to allow them to heal. Thereafter, the specimens sent for histopathological purposes. Results & Conclusions: In most cases pain, bleeding and oedema were completely disappeared after second visit. The patient satisfaction and function improved after second visit.it seems that poor oral hygiene and poor fitting denture may lead to recurrence. The treatment of pyogenic granuloma with diode laser (810-980 nm) is safe, effective and reasonable alternative to conventional surgical therapy.