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Modern Research in Dentistry

Peripheral Cemento-Ossifying Fibroma in an Adolescent: A Case Report

  • Open or Close Jaiti Uppal1, ND Gupta1 and Himanshu Trivedi2*

    1Aligarh Muslim university, India

    2Department of periodontics and public health dentistry, Aligarh Muslim University, India

    *Corresponding author: Himanshu Trivedi, Department of periodontics and public health dentistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, UP, India

Submission: June 26, 2018; Published: July 19, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/MRD.2018.03.000551

Volume3 Issue1


Peripheral ossifying fibroma is a reactive lesion of the gingiva presenting as a firm and nodular mass more commonly in the anterior maxilla in adolescent females. It originates from the connective tissue of gingiva or periodontal ligament and presents as a benign, slow growing, painless mass that is relatively less common, contributing to 8% of the gingival enlargements. Diagnosis is confirmed by histopathology and treatment includes surgical excision. Recurrence rate has been reported to be 8%-20% and may be due to the remnants of pathologic tissue after excision. This case report presents a classical case of peripheral cement-ossifying fibroma in a 17yr old female in maxillary incisor-cuspid region which was treated by local excision and debridement

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