Clinical and Radiographic Findings

As described in the patient's present history, this lesion was present a year prior to the current lesion and was in the area of unerupted tooth #6 (Figure 1). It was debrided but it slowly recurred over a one-year period. The second lesion was a grayish-brown and asymptomatic swelling (Figure 2) and was described as 7 x 10 mm in size.

Figure 1 This photograph was taken in May 2010 where a small pinkish-red swelling is identified in the area of unerupted tooth #6.

Figure 2 This photograph was taken in June 2011, one year after the small swelling in figure 1 was debrided. This is the recurrent lesion. The swelling on the buccal gingiva between teeth #s 5 & 6. It is exophytic and has a grayish brown color.