Keywords : Gingival overgrowth
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 3137-3142
Background: Traumatic/Irritational fibroma is an inflammatory hyperplastic reaction of the
soft tissues to traumatic factors such as nail-biting, ill-fitting dentures, over-hanging
restorations etc., and may present with esthetic, functional and psychological concerns.
Case description: A 28 year old male patient presented with a soft tissue overgrowth in relation
to his mandibular anterior teeth (labial gingiva). The lesion was localized, well-circumscribed,
firm in consistency with a smooth surface and painless. However, it was a major concern for
the patient both esthetically and psychologically. Thus, the lesion was excised using the scalpel
method and sent for histopathological assessment.
Conclusion: Traumatic fibroma are very common benign, intraoral, soft tissue lesions which
arise due to chronic trauma/irritation. A detailed history taking and histopathological
assessment is paramount in deducing the correct diagnosis and treatment plan.
Clinical Significance: Proper diagnosis and treatment in the form of excision of these soft
tissue lesions are pivotal to ensure the patient’s functional, esthetic and psychological