Focal Fibrous Hyperplasia: Report of two Cases


ABSTRACT Focal fibrous hyperplasia is a localized reactive progressive, proliferation of oral mucosa in response to injury or local irritation. The most common site is the buccal mucosa along the line of occlusion and sessile lesion on the gingiva. This paper reports two cases of focal fibrous hyperplasia.

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