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Electro-surgical management of a traumatic fibroma with clinical assessment of re-epithelialization using methylene blue assay: A clinico-histopathological case report

1 Department of Periodontology, PMNM Dental College and Hospital, Bagalkot, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Periodontology, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka, India

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Room No. 4, Department of Periodontology, PMNM Dental College and Hospital, Bagalkot, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/njms.njms_376_21

This article addresses the clinical presentation, diagnosis, histological features, and management of a case of fibroma. Fibroma is proliferative fibrotic lesions of the gingiva and oral mucosa, which may cause aesthetic and functional problems. Fibrous hyperplasia and fibroepithelial hyperplasia are histological alternates of these nonneoplastic lesions. The case demonstrated an overgrowth in the lower back tooth region. The growth was pale in color, sessile, painless, and firm in consistency. The lesion caused discomfort when chewing food, the lesion was excised using dental electrocautery and sent for histopathological assessment. This lesion was caused by trauma or persistent irritation, and histological examination indicates that the cells in the lesion are from the oral mucous membrane. This case demonstrates the need for proper diagnosis, the role of biopsy, and histologic evaluation in the management of fibrotic lesions.

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