Laser Treatments for Oral Fibroma Patients

Oral fibroma is a common benign scar-like reaction to persistent long-standing irritation in the mouth. It is also known as traumatic fibroma, focal intraoral fibrous hyperplasia, fibrous nodule or oral polyp. Fibromas are usually pink or can be whitish or light-colored. If injured, fibromas may be reddish or bluish. Oral Fibroma does not have any symptoms, but the patient may notice a bump on their cheeks, lips or tongue.

At Atrium Dental, the dentist or hygienist will do an extraoral and intraoral exam to look for any abnormalities in the mouth. If a lesion is found, the dentist might recommend removing the lesion and having it biopsied. With oral fibromas, Phoenix dentist, Shahyar Foroughi DDS uses a diode laser to remove the lesion. The lesion can be sent to the laboratory to have it biopsied. The procedure typically takes about 1-2 minutes with little to no discomfort. Light anesthetic is used in the area. The patient can take over the counter pain meds if needed. The patient will also return in 2 weeks for post-op.

To avoid fibromas from forming there are several things the patient can do. For one, avoid habits such as biting your lips or the inside of your checks. If you grind your teeth, at Atrium Dental when can fabricate you a nightguard.

At Atrium Dental, Phoenix Dentist, Dr. Shahyar Foroughi will offer free consultations for patients who think they may have oral fibroma. If you would like to set up a consult, please call 480-940-4321.