Studies on All Tissue laser

Treatment of Peripheral Ossifying Fibroma using Er,Cr:YSGG Laser: Report of Two Cases

Shipra Arora, Arundeep Kaur Lamba, Farrukh Faraz, Shruti Tandon, Kirti Chawla

ABSTRACT

Peripheral ossifying fibroma (POF) is a non-neoplastic growth on the gingiva thought to arise from the periodontal ligament.Histopathologic analysis always reveals immature bone and osteoid within the lesion. Surgical excision is the treatment of choice. This report comprises of two cases of POFs which were removed using an Er,Cr:YSGG laser. Two patients of age 36 and 25 years reported with the growths which were causing constant irritation as well as esthetic problem. Lesions were removed using an Er,Cr:YSGG laser. The healing was uneventful and no suture or analgesic was required. The histopathological report confirmed them as POF. No relapse was observed till 1 year after surgery. Therefore with this laser, there is relatively bloodless  and painless surgery and in postsurgical course there is minimal swelling and scarring so patient’s compliance is much better with this laser as compared to other techniques and lasers

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