Pyogenic granuloma, a lesion affecting the oral cavity

Pyogenic granuloma is a lesion affecting the oral skin and mucosa. This pathology produces an increase of tissue in the periodontal area.

To correct this type of oral lesions, dental professionals should perform a thorough examination of the oral cavity of the patient, so that it is possible to plan the most appropriate treatment in each case.

What is pyogenic granuloma?

It is a lesion that has a reddish appearance, similar to bleeding, and is characterized by tumor growth in the tissues of the mouth and skin.

In this regard, when pyogenic granuloma forms, the fibrous tissue of the oral mucosa undergoes rapid growth.

Generally, the gums are the part of the oral cavity where this type of lesion is located. However, this lesion can appear anywhere in the mouth or on the skin.

Pyogenic granuloma most often affects children and adolescents, but it can also appear in adulthood.

What are the causes of this lesion?

There are many causes that may be behind the formation of this benign lesion. In most cases, it is the epithelial blood vessels that cause an increase in tissue, which allows the pyogenic granuloma to form.

However, sometimes this lesion may have its origin in other dental problems or pathologies:

  • Hormonal changes.
  • Trauma to the mouth.
  • Irritation of the gums and periodontium.
  • Bad dental hygiene habits.
  • Friction of the orthodontics with the oral mucous membranes.

How can it be prevented?

Dental health specialists always recommend proper oral hygiene to prevent any type of injury in the mouth.

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For this reason, it is important to follow dental cleaning routines, by brushing the teeth daily with a suitable toothbrush, without forgetting the hygiene of the tongue, gums and the inside of the cheeks.

In addition, we recommend complementing dental cleaning with elements such as dental floss, oral irrigator, interproximal brush and mouthwash.

On the other hand, it is important to make regular visits to the dentist to avoid discomfort and treat any type of periodontal lesion, such as pyogenic granuloma. With these visits, it will also be possible to schedule dental cleanings to eliminate oral bacteria, thus ensuring good dental health.

Treatment of pyogenic granuloma

In any case, before performing a surgical intervention, we analyze the causes behind the lesion and plan a customized dental treatment.

In this sense, the most appropriate treatment to eliminate pyogenic granuloma is granuloma excision, a surgical treatment that is performed using quality, minimally invasive oral surgery techniques. Granuloma exeresis consists of the removal of the granuloma.