Controlled cryotherapy in the treatment of inflammatory papillary hyperplasia

Lee Getter, Bienvenido Perez

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Cryosurgery is an effective, painless method for the removal of inflammatory papillary hyperplasia. It requires no local anesthetic, and there is no offensive odor or postoperative or operative bleeding. The method is attended by little postoperative discomfort. Total healing occurs from 3 to 5 weeks postoperatively. The palatal mucosa has a normal appearance and is soft and nontender. A method employing a Freon-cooled probe has been used effectively on twelve patients with inflammatory papillary hyperplasia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)178-186
Number of pages9
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1972


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Dentistry(all)

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