EXCISION OF A TRAUMATIC FIBROMA WITH DIODE LASER IN A PEDIATRIC PATIENT: CASE REPORT

Keywords: Diode laser, Fibroma, Reactive hyperplasia, Chromophores

Abstract

Fibroma is currently considered the most common reactive hyperplasia of fibrous connective tissue in response to local trauma in the oral cavity. This case deals with the excision of a traumatic fibroma using diode laser (Epic X, wavelength of 940nm, continuous mode, 5W power), whose energy is absorbed by hemoglobin and melanin (chromophores) and is indicated in soft tissue surgeries, favoring coagulation. The results are consistent with the benefits demonstrated in the scientific literature: better visibility in the surgical act due to achieved hemostasis, excellent postoperative phase due to the absence of pain and inflammation, with no need for analgesic medication, no use of sutures, no scarring and no recurrence. It is a safe and fast procedure that also allows performing a histopathological study without altering the tissues to be examined. In the case presented here, the histopathological study confirmed the presumptive diagnosis of fibroma.

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Author Biographies

Isabel Cristina Silva Mancera, Consultorio Particular

DDS and Periodontist, Universidad del Valle. Master in dental laser therapy, University of Aachen, Germany

Francia Elena Triana Escobar, Universida del Valle

DDS, Universidad del Valle. Pediatric Dentistry and Maxillary Orthopedics, Universidad del Valle, assistant professor, School of Dentistry, Universidad del Valle

Libia Soto Llanos, Universidad del Valle

DDS, Universidad del Valle, Pediatric Dentist, Universidad CES, Medellín, Master in Administration, Universidad del Valle, Professor, School of Dentistry, Universidad del Valle

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Published
2019-12-17
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Silva Mancera, I. C., Triana Escobar, F. E., & Soto Llanos, L. (2019). EXCISION OF A TRAUMATIC FIBROMA WITH DIODE LASER IN A PEDIATRIC PATIENT: CASE REPORT. Revista Facultad De Odontología Universidad De Antioquia, 31(1-2). https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.rfo.v31n1-2a14