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Dec 2017
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Fibroepithelial Polyp Removal with the Waterlase i Plus laser

Fibroepithelial polyps are commonly seen in the mouth on the lip, cheek, gum line and tongue. There are a small mass of tissue that usually form in response to trauma such as lip biting or cheek chewing. Although, in the main, polyps are pain free and benign, they can be irritating especially if you keep catching them whilst eating which could cause ulcers or inflammation. Here is a common appearance of a fibroepithelial polyp on the lip:

A soft mass of pink tissue on the lip. A soft mass of pink tissue on the lip.

Although these can be left alone, if you wish, removal is simple. With the Waterlase i Plus laser, the polyps can be removed within a minute without the need for a scalpel, stitches or any pain. Healing takes place within a few days and the polyp is gone forever. (unless you keep biting the area to form another one!) Here is the lip one week after removal using the Waterlase i Plus laser:

Polyp has been removed and the lip is back to normal. Polyp has been removed and the lip is back to normal.

This type of treatment is not a specialist treatment requiring a hospital referral. At Progressive Dentistry, we have invested in the Waterlase i Plus laser and also the Epic 10 diode laser to provide the very latest in dental care on the high street (Fulham High Street that is) If you have an annoying polyp and would like it removed, please contact us.

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