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PERIPHERAL OSSIFYING FIBROMA IN THE ANTERIOR MAXILLA OF A PEDIATRIC PATIENT – A CASE REPORT | Abstract
Annals and Essences of Dentistry

Annals and Essences of Dentistry
Open Access

ISSN: 0975-8798, 0976-156X

Abstract

PERIPHERAL OSSIFYING FIBROMA IN THE ANTERIOR MAXILLA OF A PEDIATRIC PATIENT – A CASE REPORT

Sherin C Jose, Ektah Khosla, Korath Abraham K, Arun Roy James, Elza Thenumkal

Localized gingival growths are one of the most frequently encountered lesions in the oral cavity. Most of these enlargements are non-neoplastic and reactive by nature. These reactive gingival lesions arise as a result of constant and chronic irritation of gingiva from plaque, calculus, food impactions, irregular restorations, low grade trauma and dental appliances.On clinical examination, it is not always possible to differentiate one specific gingival enlargement from other. To identify these lesions, histopathological examination is required. One of such seen entities is peripheral ossifying fibroma (POF) that is diagnosed by histopathological examination. Peripheral ossifying fibroma is a reactive benign lesion. This is a clinical report of 10 year old female child patient with peripheral ossifying fibroma in the maxillary anterior region with treatment and 6 months follow-up.

Published Date: 2016-06-30;