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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 135-137
Denture-induced fibrous hyperplasia. Treatment with carbon dioxide laser and a two year follow-up


1 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai, India
2 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, GEM Head & Neck Hospital, Thirunelveli, India

Correspondence Address:
J Naveen Kumar
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.33791

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Denture-induced fibrous hyperplasia (DIFH) is a persistent lesion caused mostly by the prolonged wear of an ill-fitting, over-extended denture. Although the condition frequently coexists with denture stomatitis, it is a distinct entity with a different protocol for management. The article describes successful treatment for a case of DIFH using carbon dioxide laser and a two year follow-up. The inherent advantages of using carbon dioxide laser over conventional surgical techniques are discussed.


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