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Localized growths are commonly seen on gingiva. Many of them are reactive rather than neoplastic lesions. Clinically it becomes difficult to differentiate one specific entity from other. Histopathological examination is required for confirmative diagnosis. Peripheral ossifying fibroma is one such lesion. The signs of recurrence in spite of thorough excision and debridement exposed the need for further study of the causes of recurrence and possible modes to prevent recurrence. We present a casedoi:10.5281/zenodo.3982571 fatcat:gzm5dcdsn5dytmcafbx7ugydkq