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Journal of Dental Specialities

Peripheral ossifying fibroma- A case report

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Author Details : Suhani Goel, Sachit Anand Arora, Shivjot Chhina, Rupali Kalsi Mathur

Volume : 6, Issue : 1, Year : 2018

Article Page : 82-84

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Gingival enlargement, also called gingival overgrowth, is the thickening of gum tissues that surrounds the teeth. The etiology of gingival growths may vary from reactive gingival enlargement in response to drugs to neoplastic lesions. Peripheral ossifying fibroma (POF) is a reactive lesion found on the gingiva and non-neoplastic in nature. This lesion is non neoplastic but occurs as a result of hyperplasia in response to oral microbes, dental plaque, occlusal trauma, local irritation, masticatory forces, dental calculus, and food debris. The purpose of this case report is to briefly overview clinical and histopathological features of POF in a 38 year old female patient and discuss the lesion in detail.

Keywords: Gingival overgrowth, Neoplasm, Peripheral ossifying fibroma, Hyperplasia

Doi : 10.18231/2393-9834.2018.0020

How to cite : Goel S, Arora S A, Chhina S, Mathur R K, Peripheral ossifying fibroma- A case report. J Dent Spec 2018;6(1):82-84

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