Juvenile Peripheral Ossifying Fibroma – A rare case report and review

  • Varun Saini Private Practitioner, Jaipur
  • Saurabh Jain Community Health Centre, Nawacity, Nagaur
  • Tiny Jain Govt Dental College & Hospital , (RUHS-CODS) ,Jaipur,Rajasthan,India
Keywords: Gingiva, exophytic mass, ossifying fibroma, peripheral ossifying fibroma, reactive lesions


 Peripheral ossifying fibroma, first reported by Shepard in 1844 as alveolar exostosis, is a non-neoplastic reactive lesion arising as a focal exophytic mass exclusively on the gingiva originating from the interdental area and shows no bone involvement in most cases. The lesion shows propensity for maxilla and incisor-cuspid region with female predilection. The etiological factors include local factors causing gingival irritation like calculus, plaque, ill fitting dentures or orthodontic appliances; and hormonal influence, initiate exhuberant connective tissue response. The lesion shows high recurrence potential , necessitating proper identification, treatment and effective long-term recall protocol. This case report presents a relatively rare case of juvenile peripheral ossifying fibroma in relation to mandibular central & lateral incisors in an adolescent female child followed for upto 1 year

after surgical excision


Author Biographies




Varun Saini, Private Practitioner, Jaipur

Private Practice

Saurabh Jain, Community Health Centre, Nawacity, Nagaur

Medical officer (Dental).

Tiny Jain, Govt Dental College & Hospital , (RUHS-CODS) ,Jaipur,Rajasthan,India

Department of Periodontics & Implantology,


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How to Cite
Saini, N., Saini, V., Jain, S., & Jain, T. (2021). Juvenile Peripheral Ossifying Fibroma – A rare case report and review. UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF DENTAL SCIENCES, 6(3), 108-111. https://doi.org/10.21276/ujds.2020.6.3.19