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Dec 2017

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.


Sep 2021

Case of the month July 2021- Ceramic Crowns

Our case of the month for July 2021 is quite a complex one involving multiple ceramic crowns after an accident during the first lockdown. Our patient, Xavier, had a cycling accident where he fractured 3 of his front teeth. Now with any trauma case, there is a certain way to handle the situation and it is important not to rush into a specific treatment. The reason being is that once the teeth and gums have been damaged, the consequences may not be apparent for several weeks or months. Hence the use of provis… READ MORE
Jul 2019

Case of the Month July 2019- Peri implantitis

Our case of the month for July is an unusual one in the sense that we are not highlighting a wonderful new smile , straighter teeth, whiter teeth or a fantastic new technology. This month, our focus is on peri implantitis. Now you may wonder what on earth is peri implantitis. Well, we can report that peri implantitis is becoming a major issue in relation to dental implants and the prevalence will only increase as more and more dental implants are placed. Definition Peri-implantitis is an inflammatory pro… READ MORE
Jul 2018

Are you scared of the dentist?

Do you have a fear of the dentist? Are you scared of the dental drill? Are you a needle phobic? If the answer to the above is yes, we can help. We are experts in providing virtually pain free dentistry and use the latest technology to offer alternatives to the dreaded dental drill and needles. Here are some ways that we can make dental treatment more comfortable and stress free: Waterlase i Plus Laser The Waterlase i Plus laser is an amazing, highly sophisticated device which can perform many functi… READ MORE
May 2018

Case of the Month May 2018- laser polyp removal

Our case of the month involves the removal of a fibro epithelial polyp using the Waterlase i Plus laser. What is a fibro epithelial polyp? A fibro epithelial polyp is a very common, firm, painless swelling found mainly on the inside of the cheeks, lips and tongue. It represents a reactive, localised scarring due to trauma or local irritation. This is usually cheek, lip or tongue biting. The size of the polyp usually remains static unless there is continual irritation or trauma where it can increas… READ MORE


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