Peripheral cemento-ossifying fibroma in a child: a case report.


Peripheral cemento-ossifying fibroma is a gingival lesion of reactive nature and unknown etiology. Such a lesion can either interfere with normal tooth eruption or become a factor in plaque development, which usually results in caries formation in newly erupted teeth. Therefore, the objective of the present article was to report a case of peripheral cemento ossifying fibroma occurring in the mandibular posterior region of a 11-year-old girl in association with both absence of premolar eruption and presence of severely caried first permanent molar.

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@article{Passos2007PeripheralCF, title={Peripheral cemento-ossifying fibroma in a child: a case report.}, author={Mariana Dinau Leal Passos and Rebeca de Souza Azevedo and Maria Eliza Janini and Lucianne Cople Maia}, journal={The Journal of clinical pediatric dentistry}, year={2007}, volume={32 1}, pages={57-9} }