Central Odontogenic Fibroma of the Gingiva: A Case Report
Ahmad Soolari*, Asghar Khan
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2015
First Page: 280
Last Page: 288
Publisher ID: TODENTJ-8-280
Article History:Received Date: 29/10/2014
Revision Received Date: 24/11/2014
Acceptance Date: 11/12/2014
Electronic publication date: 6 /1/2015
Collection year: 2014
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In this paper, we present a case of an uncommon and slow-growing tumor known as a central odontogenic fibroma (COF). The patient in question is a 53-year-old African-American man who was referred for periodontal evaluation of asymptomatic space formation between the mandibular central incisors. Clinical and radiological evaluations disclosed tumor-like tissue expanding the alveolar ridge in the buccolingual dimension, along with thinning of the cortical plates. Surgical excision was performed, and the specimen was sent for histopathology, which later confirmed that the lesion was a COF. Periodontal regenerative therapy was performed to rebuild the hard and soft tissue that had been compromised as a result of tumor expansion. The site was grafted, with excellent results.