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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 92-95

Large reccurent gingival growth in the maxilla: A case report

1 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka, India

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Shwetha Nambiar
SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Sattur, Dharwad, Karnataka - 580 009
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-5009.182607

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Gingival growths are one of the frequently encountered types of lesion in the oral cavity. It is the common site for neoplastic and nonneoplastic lesions. Peripheral ossifying fibroma (POF) is one of the inflammatory reactive hyperplasias of the gingiva. It represents a separate clinical entity with diverse histopathological features. Even after adequate surgical excision of the lesion, repeated recurrence is not uncommon. Studies show a recurrence rate of 16-20% in these lesions. The suggested etiology for POF is low-grade irritation due to plaque and calculus. Proper excision of such overgrowths and appropriate oral hygiene instructions will ensure that the lesion does not recur. This case report is of a large, solitary gingival swelling in the maxilla of a 36-year-old male patient that had recurred for the third time after the surgical excision.

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