Large peripheral ossifying fibroma interfering with the norm
Peripheral ossifying fibroma (POF) is a common localized, reactive benign gingival growth. POF could reach an unusual size and could cause occlusal issues, lip incompetence, and changes in facial proportions. Early intervention is highly recommended to avoid teeth malalignment, occlusal problems, and facial asymmetry.

Doctors present a case of a 25-year-old, female with a large-sized peripheral ossifying fibroma in the oral cavity.

The patient presented with an asymptomatic, slowly growing gingival mass in the lower left anterior area of the oral cavity which had been gradually increased in size for more than five years.

This case report shows that POF can grow and reach unusual dimensions that may, also, contribute to occlusal problems and lip incompetence.

In conclusion, POF should be excised completely to decrease the chance of lesion recurrence.

International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Source: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijscr.2021.106127
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