It is vital to perform a biopsy and diagnosis of both cancerous and precancerous oral lesions, thoroughly exploring mucosal and adnexal tissues, in order to perform the most appropriate treatment.
Epulis is a cyst that forms in the gum or in the soft parts of the mouth. It is usually benign and more frequent in older people.
Initially, it appears as a small sore, but grows rapidly and develops acquiring a cluster appearance, causing discomfort during chewing and may even bleed. If it is not treated, it can affect the bone and lead to a cancerous lesion.
When the epulis acquires a certain size, the best solution is laser surgery. This treatment has multiple advantages due to rapid intraoperative coagulation and better recovery during the postoperative course.