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The Journal of Oral Laser Applications

Edited by Prof Dr Andreas Moritz and Prof G. Lynn Powell

Official publication of the European Society for Oral Laser Applications

ISSN (print) 1473-7809 • ISSN (online) 1867-5611

Publication:
JOLA
Winter 2010
Volume 10 , Issue 4

Pages: 171 - 174
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Er,Cr:YSGG Laser-assisted Excision of Pregnancy Tumor

Yadav, Neha / Pahwa, Priyanka / Lamba, Arundeep Kaur / Faraz, Farrukh / Tandon, Shruti

Purpose: Periodontal health is compromised during pregnancy due to increased susceptibility to inflammation. Complications may arise in the form of gingivitis or tumor. The decision regarding treatment becomes a challenge to the clinician, as a minimally invasive and stressless procedure is a necessity. This case report describes the management of pregnancy tumor by excision with Er,Cr:YSGG laser in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. Materials and Methods: A 24-year-old pregnant patient at 36 weeks of gestation presented with a growth on the maxillary labial gingiva. The growth interfered with speech and mastication, causing discomfort to the patient. Er,Cr:YSGG laser at 1.50 W, 10% water, 11% air in continuous contact mode was used to excise the pregnancy tumor. Results: Uneventful healing and preservation of the gingival architecture was achieved with the use of laser for excision. Conclusion: The use of laser enabled a surgical procedure in the 9th month of pregnancy without infiltrative anesthesia, and it subjected the patient to minimal stress.

Keywords: pregnancy, pregnancy tumor, pyogenic granuloma, granuloma gravidarum, laser, periodontal

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