ISSN: 0975-8798, 0976-156X
Tanuja B, Krishna Mohana Reddy K, Hemakumar C H, Himabindu L
Localised gingival enlargements are commonly seen in the oral cavity. Most of these lesions are reactive and non-neoplastic in nature. Clinically it is always not possible to differentiate one specific gingival enlargement from other. Confirmatory diagnosis is made by histologic analysis. Peripheral ossifying fibroma(POF) is one such entity the confirmatory diagnosis of which is made by histopathological features. It is a reactive beningn lesion. The present case report describes a 20- year- old male, who visited the Department of Periodontology with the chief compliant of swelling of gums in the upper front teeth region since 3 months. His past dental history reveals that he had similar type of overgrowth 1year back and had undergone surgical excision 6months back. Intraoral examination revealed a solitary, pedunculated mass involving interdental papilla in relation to 11,21. His intraoral radiograph showed boneloss in relation to 11,21. Surgical excision of the lesion was done by scalpel method followed by histopathologic examination for confirmatory diagnosis. As the overgrowth was re-occurred in this patient the present case report mainly emphasis about the surgical procedure to be done and the close post operative follow up required.
Published Date: 2017-03-31;