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A 50-year-old female presented for a new-patient exam upon the recommendation of her general practitioner. Her CC: “My doctor said that I have an infection on one of my top right teeth.” She pointed to a raised mass of tissue in between teeth Nos. 4 and 5. She was on a prescription of Keflex given by her MD for this “infection.” Other health considerations: penicillin allergy and a history of type 1 and 2 herpes.
Clinical assessment revealed a pink 6 mm raised firm mass of osseous tissue measuring 12x12 mm. It was not tender to palpation and did not bleed easily when manipulated (figures 1 and 2). Radiographic assessment was within normal limits (figure 3).
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