Efficacy of Diode Laser in Treating Oral Papilloma: A Case Report

Wallena A. da Cunha1, *, Ana M. A. Souza1, Paulo S. S. Pina1, Luciane H. Azevedo1
1 Special Laboratory of Lasers in Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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Oral squamous papilloma is the most common lesion caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). They are benign proliferation, often painless, and with cauliflower or verrucous appearance.


The aim of this report is to describe a clinical case of oral squamous papilloma and its treatment with a high-intensity diode laser.

Case Presentation:

A 65-year-old female patient sought care at the Special Laboratory of Lasers in Dentistry (LELO), University of São Paulo, Brazil, complaining of growth of a soft tissue mass in the jugal mucosa. Based on these clinical characteristics and history, Papilloma was the initial clinical diagnosis of the lesion. Although the lesion was small in size, measuring approximately 0.5 cm, the diagnostic method used was biopsy, and for treatment, a high-intensity diode laser at a wavelength of 980 nm was used.


It can be concluded that Laser Therapy can be used by dental clinicians to treat these kinds of oral lesions and should be considered as an effective alternative to conventional surgery.

Keywords: Diode laser, Human Papilloma Virus Lesion, Oral surgery, Papilloma, Oral Cavity, Jugal mucosa.