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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 241-244

An innovative and less invasive management of recurrent pyogenic granuloma in the esthetic zone: A case report with 18-month follow-up


1 Department of Periodontics, Sri Sai Dental College, Vikarabad, Telangana, India
2 Amulya Dental Clinic, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
3 Department of Periodontology, Dayananda Sagar College of Dental Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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DOI: 10.4103/jisp.jisp_61_17

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Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a nonneoplastic, tumor-like growth commonly seen in the oral mucosa or skin. Although nonpathological, its existence might lead to complications such as secondary infections or diastema formation. Hence, surgical removal of the growth seems mandatory. Histopathologic and radiographic evaluation is essential for accurate diagnosis and to rule out malignancy. A 28-year-old systemically healthy female patient reported with a swelling which involved the interdental space of maxillary left central and lateral incisors. The lesion initially developed as a “pimple-like” swelling and gradually increased in size over 2 years. It was managed in a novel method by reflecting a papilla preservation flap, excising the lesion from inside the flap till healthy tissue was visible, and then exposing to diode laser to prevent recurrence. Subsequent histopathologic examination confirmed the diagnosis of PG. This novel, less invasive esthetic procedure employed a papilla preservation flap and laser irradiation technique. This simple modification not only helped in healing by primary intention and producing a good esthetic outcome but also showed no recurrence till date.


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