The presence of hair growing out of the gingiva is a rare phenomenon. A similar condition can affect the tongue.

Possible explanations for a hair follicle in the gingiva:

(1) heterotopia of a hair follicle with or without sebaceous glands

(2) teratoma


Situations that may exacerbate:

(1) excessive testosterone with hypertrichosis


Differential diagnosis:

(1) trichophagia

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