Proliferative mass found in the gingiva.

C. S. Miller, R. G. Henry, D. D. Damm

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The clinical course of peripheral ossifying fibroma is slow and the growth of most lesions is limited in size, usually up to 1.5 cm. Complaints are rare unless the surface becomes ulcerated, or the lesion compromises oral function or esthetic appearance. Treatment is surgical excision with close postoperative follow-up. Tooth extraction is seldom necessary. Proper surgical intervention, which includes excision of reactive tissue down to periosteum, affords a low recurrence rate of 14% to 16%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)559-560
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Dental Association
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1990

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Funding Information:
The publication of this series is coordinated by the Western Dental Education Center, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Los Angeles, and is supported by the Department o f Veterans Affairs and by the American Dental Association. The opinions and assertions contained herein are those of the authors and are not to be construed as official or necessarily representing the views o f the Department o f Veterans Affairs.

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  • General Dentistry


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