Our talented dentist, Dr. Anderson, provides fibroma removal in Clearfield, Utah. Oral fibromas are benign growths that are often caused by persistent irritation in the mouth, such as by repeated bites. Also referred to as a traumatic fibroma, an oral fibroma is usually a smooth, firm lump in the mouth. They are formed of connective tissue, which is similar to scar tissue. Most patients do not experience any pain or other symptoms, although some fibromas cause irritation. If an oral fibroma is irritating or interferes with your oral function, it may need to be removed. Oral fibromas do not disappear without treatment; they must be removed by your dentist.
At Anderson Family Dentistry, we utilize the WaterLase® dental laser for fibroma removal. Laser dentistry is exceptionally comfortable, involves no incisions, and results in little to no bleeding. The fibroma removal treatment is usually very short – only 10 to 15 minutes. Dental lasers also eliminate the need for stitches and decrease the risk for infection. If you believe you may have an oral fibroma, or if you would like to learn more about the advantages of laser dentistry, we welcome you to contact Anderson Family Dentistry today. We look forward to speaking with you!