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Abstract – MANAGEMENT OF GINGIVAL GRANULOMA PYOGENICUM: A CASE REPORT

ABSTRACT:
Pyogenic granuloma is one of the inflammatory hyperplasias seen in oral cavity. It is   exaggerated as a response to any minor trauma, low-grade local irritation, poor oral hygiene and is commonly seen during pregnancy. Pyogenic granuloma of oral cavity is known to involve the gingiva commonly. Extragingivally, it can occur on the lips, tongue, buccal mucosa and palate. It is frequently associated with difficulty in mastication and esthetic problems. Present case report describes the treatment of a 28-year old patient with Pyogenic granuloma. Treatment included Phase I therapy followed by electrosurgery and supportive periodontal therapy. Following electrosurgery, healing was uneventful with no recurrence post-operatively. Histopathological examination revealed pyogenic granuloma.

Key words: soft tissue enlargement, phase I therapy, excision, electrocautery, pyogenic granuloma.

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