International Journal of Research and Reports in Dentistry,
Gingival enlargement is a feature of gingival disease. It can occur because of the various etiological factors. Once the etiology of the gingival enlargement is understood, the treatment plan can be made. Classical methods for excising the gingiva include the use of scalpel & electrocautery. Alternatively, other advanced technologies like the usage of lasers have made enormous progress in the field of dentistry used for various soft tissue surgeries. The application of diode laser in oral surgery has been attributed to the fact that it is safe for pigmentation and vascular lesions. The diode laser is one of the systems in which photons are generated via electric current with various wavelengths in continuous and pulsed mode. Diode laser with wavelengths ranging from 810 to 980 nm used as a possible modality for oral soft tissue surgical procedures. Laser application has various advantages as they provide a bloodless surgical field with excellent haemostasis, minimal swelling and soft tissue scarring. In the present case report, diode laser was used for excision of gingival overgrowth.