Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 177--180

Management of massive peripheral ossifying fibroma using diode laser


Ruchi Gulati1, Shaleen Khetarpal1, Madhu Singh Ratre1, Mishthu Solanki2 
1 Department of Periodontology, Government College of Dentistry, Modern Dental College and Research Centre, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Modern Dental College and Research Centre, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ruchi Gulati
Room No. 10, Department of Periodontology, Government College of Dentistry, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
India

Peripheral ossifying fibroma (POF) represents a non-neoplastic, reactive lesion of gingiva. The precise etiopathogenesis of POF is unclear; however, it is suggested to originate from the connective tissue of periodontal ligament. This lesion predominantly occurs in the maxillary anterior region. The standard treatment protocol involves surgical excision followed by the biopsy of lesion. The reactive nature and unpredictable course attribute to a high recurrence rate of the lesion; hence, proper postoperative monitoring and follow-up of the lesion are necessary. The present case was surgically managed using diode laser and did not show any sign of recurrence during the follow-up period of 6 months. Minimum intraoperative bleeding and postoperative pain, ease of operation, and patient's acceptance enable laser-assisted growth excision as a better treatment modality to other conventional surgical procedures, thus offering diode laser as a viable and effective treatment alternative in the management of massive overgrowth.


How to cite this article:
Gulati R, Khetarpal S, Ratre MS, Solanki M. Management of massive peripheral ossifying fibroma using diode laser.J Indian Soc Periodontol 2019;23:177-180


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Gulati R, Khetarpal S, Ratre MS, Solanki M. Management of massive peripheral ossifying fibroma using diode laser. J Indian Soc Periodontol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Sep 23 ];23:177-180
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