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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34-37

Clinical efficiency of a diode laser application as an adjunct to conventional surgical procedure: A boon to pediatric dentists

Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Army College of Dental Sciences, Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Yellamma K Bai
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive dentistry, Army College of Dental Sciences, ACDS Nagar (Chennapur, CRPF road), Jai Jawaharnagar Post, Secunderabad - 500 087, Andhra Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-2868.118450

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Peripheral cemento-ossifying fibroma also known as peripheral ossifying fibroma (POF), peripheral cementifying fibroma, calcifying or ossifying fibroid epulis. Peripheral fibroma with calcification is a relatively common gingival growth of a reactive rather than neoplastic nature with uncertain pathogenesis and can be treated with excision under local anesthesia with Bard Parker blade, electrocautery, or Laser. Using laser in pediatric patients is been proved beneficial as laser gave us bloodless surgical site, reduced chair side time, less armamentarium and reduction or elimination of local anesthetics, suturing, postsurgical pain medication, and antibiotics due to enhanced healing. A clinical case of a 13-year-old girl child with POF with history of 45 days treated with diode laser is presented here.

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