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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-33

Management of peripheral ossifying fibroma using an 810-nm gallium-aluminum-arsenide diode laser with 1-year-follow up

Department of Periodontics, PMS College of Dental Science and Research, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

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S Anoop
Geetham, Geethanjali Lane, Kariyam, Sreekariyam P. O, Trivandrum, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-2868.118447

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Peripheral ossifying fibroma (POF) is a non-neoplastic enlargement of gingiva that is classified as a reactive hyperplastic inflammatory lesion. Surgical excision down to the periosteum and periodontal ligament with thorough root planing is the mainstay of treatment for peripheral ossifying fibroma. Deep surgery may lead to a gingival defect, which would require gingival grafting. This article illustrates a case of peripheral ossifying fibroma successfully managed using a diode laser with 1-year-follow up. The results showed that diode lasers are an excellent alternative to conventional approach so that a conservative surgical excision can be accomplished with minimal esthetic problems and recurrence.

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