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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 259-262

Laser excision of peripheral ossifying fibroma: Report of two cases


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. HSRSM Dental College, Hingoli, Maharastra, India
2 Department of Periodontics, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of Oral Pathology, Dr. HSRSM Dental College, Hingoli, Maharastra, India

Correspondence Address:
Nupur Arora
Department of Periodontics, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.131351

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Peripheral ossifying fibroma (POF) is a non-neoplastic enlargement seen more often in females, in the interdental papilla and the anterior part of the maxilla, accounts for about 9% of all gingival growths. Of unknown etiology, unpredictable clinical course and pronicity for recurrence, POF is a clinician's cause for concern. Surgical excision is the treatment of choice, but with a reported recurrence rate of 7-45%, the management is often frustrating. With increasing acceptance of lasers in the repertoire of clinician's armory, laser excision of such lesions has become a possible, feasible, and patient-preferred approach. The purpose of this article is to report successful management and 1 year follow-up of two cases of POF using neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd: YAG) laser. The absence of operative bleeding, relative ease of the procedure and patient acceptance lends the laser excision as an alternate therapeutic modality for excision of gingival enlargements of suspicious and vexatious nature.


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