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International Dental Journal of Student's Research

Peripheral ossifying fibroma – A case report

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Case Report

Author Details : Rubeena M. Raffi*, Shubha C, Sujatha G.P, Ashok L

Volume : 7, Issue : 2, Year : 2019

Article Page : 43-46


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Peripheral ossifying fibroma (POF) is a reactive inflammatory gingival hyperplasia which shows area of calcification or ossification. It is a non-neoplastic entity of gingiva. The etiology and pathogenesis of POF are yet not clear, but hypothesized as a proliferative reaction originating from the periodontal ligament, as a result of irritating agents such as dental calculus, plaque, orthodontic appliances, and overhanging restorations. The clinical presentation as mass and radiographic presentation of soft tissue calcification may lead to misclassi?cation; however the histologic appearance is diagnostic. We are presenting a case of peripheral ossifying fibroma in a 48 year old female who reported to us with painless growth on upper right gum region since two months.

Keywords: Ossifying fibroma, Reactive lesion, Gingival growth.

How to cite : Raffi R M, Shubha C, G.p S, Ashok L, Peripheral ossifying fibroma – A case report. Int Dent J Stud Res 2019;7(2):43-46

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