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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Torus

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What can cause a torus (bone growth) in your mouth?

What can cause a torus (bone growth) in your mouth?

Outgrowth of bone: A torus (tori-plural) is a non-pathological outgrowth of bone. Opinions on causes are many and often it is a mystery why they form at all, why they form on only the upper jaw (maxilla,) lower jaw (mandible,) one side , or both sides. It is believed that tori are caused by several factors but there is not one thing that always causes tori. They may be associated with bruxism or tooth clenching. ...Read more

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Can there be 1 small torus in the roof of the mouth or is that unlikely? Can a new one cause swelling in front of it? can it be towards the molars?

Can there be 1 small torus in the roof of the mouth or is that unlikely? Can a new one cause swelling in front of it? can it be towards the molars?

Tori: Most tori are midline structures in the upper and lower jaw. Swelling toward molars means all bets are off. Tori don't usually swell unless some type of injury to them occurs, and the tissue over them is the usual cause of swelling, not the bone. See an oral surgeon for an exam and suggestions on management. ...Read more

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What is torus mandibularis?

Extra jaw bone: It is extra dense jaw bone that can occur spontaneously. Usually found in patients who clench their teeth or have sleep apnea. There is no reason to remove the torus unless it is causing pain or preventing a denture from seating fully. ...Read more

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What is a torus mandibularis ?

What is a torus mandibularis ?

Extra bone: This is a fancy term for extra bone in the lower jaw. Usually this extra bone sticks out from the lower jaw underneath the tongue. It is a variation of normal and do not have to be removed. If you are going to be wearing dentures, then your dentist would recommend that they be removed. ...Read more

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Does torus palatinus dangerous?

No: There are several reasons why torus platinum occur, usually stress and excessive biting force. It is not a problem unless you ever need to have a denture made. ...Read more

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What are signs of torus mandibularis?

What are signs of torus mandibularis?

It's just anatomy.: Torus mandibularis is not a sign or a symptom, it's just anatomy. It refers to extra, lumpy bone that grows on the tongue side of the lower jaw. It's usually on both sides when present, but not always. It's slow growing and many patients do not know that they are present unless their dentist or surgeon tells them. It is not necessary to remove them unless they are in the way. ...Read more

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Does Torus Palatinus have to be in the center of the hard platate?

Does Torus Palatinus have to be in the center of the hard platate?

Torusus on Palate: Brittney; Tori can be very small to extremely large. May be found near ridge (off center) to middle of hard palate. A multitude of shapes and sizes. ...Read more

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Is it a must to remove torus palitus? Any side effect? Is the any method to reduce the size?

Is it a must to remove torus palitus?  Any side effect? Is the any method to reduce the size?

Surgical removal: is indicated when the patient frequently traumatizes the area during chewing and speech or when fabricating a complete upper denture. ...Read more

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Does torus palatinus surgery hurt?

Does torus palatinus surgery hurt?

Yes it can: The tissue over the torus is very thin. On closure after removal of the bone, it tend to break down and heals in secondarily. Think of it as a large ulcer. ...Read more