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Doctor insights on: Hard Bone Growth On Tonsil

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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When press one tonsils feel hard bone inside. No pain not enlarged. Don't have other discomfort. What is that? Is it tonsils stone?

When press one tonsils feel hard bone inside. No pain not enlarged. Don't have other discomfort. What is that? Is it tonsils stone?

Possible stone: Best to see an ears nose throat ENT doctor. If it is a stone frequently you will have foul breath. It is best to have a physician examine the tonsil ...Read more

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Hard moving lump inside my mouth on the left side near my salivary glands on the bone. Also very small red bumps near tonsils on one side? 16 year old

Hard moving lump inside my mouth on the left side near my salivary glands on the bone. Also very small red bumps near tonsils on one side? 16 year old

See a dentist: If if the lamp lasts longer than one or two weeks, you should be concerned. I would advise you to have the lump examined by a dentist or dental specialist (e.g. pedodontist, oral surgeon), to help you with a diagnosis and treatment, if needed. ...Read more

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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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I feel a bony area in the inner back right of my mouth im wondering what this can be my left side doesn't have it could this just be bone growth?

I feel a bony area in the inner back right of my mouth im wondering what this can be my left side doesn't have it could this just be bone growth?

Mandibular torus?: This could be what we call a mandibular torus, which is merely some excess bone and benign. This can be asymmetric and why you only have it on one side. However, without actually seeing you, we can't be sure, so please have your dentist take a look at it just to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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Can a mucocele on the roof of the mouth get bone hard and then become soft again? Can it last for months?

Can a mucocele on the roof of the mouth get bone hard and then become soft again? Can it last for months?

Mucocele: A Mucocele is a fluid filled sack that usually occurs on the lips.
Any swelling on the roof of the mouth is not normal and needs to be examined, especially if it has lasted longer than 10 days, or has reoccurred.
See your dentist or an oral surgeon ASAP. ...Read more

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Hi! My bone next to my eardrum & jaw line seems to be swollen. It's hard to open the mouth & difficult to chew solid foods. Pls help? Thnk you!

Hi! My bone next to my eardrum & jaw line seems to be swollen. It's hard to open the mouth & difficult to chew solid foods. Pls help? Thnk you!

TMJ????: Obviously I cannot say without seeing you. However, there is a "disk" at your temporomandibular joint that can slip or lock, and cause symptoms like this. See your dentist. In the mean time, try icing it and don't try to force it open. Here is some more info:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/tmj-disorders/ds00355. ...Read more

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Lump under cheek bone, like a firm sac, runs in direction diagonally from ear to mouth deep down. Could it be anything to do with a tooth/jaw infectio?

Lump under cheek bone, like a firm sac, runs in direction diagonally from ear to mouth deep down. Could it be anything to do with a tooth/jaw infectio?

Sure...: It just might be associated with an infection of a tooth or your gums. But to know for sure, you'll have to visit a local dentist. Make the call for an appointment. ...Read more

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Painless firm lump directly below ear, directly behind left jaw bone, right in that crease. Sometimes when opening mouth or lifting head up it'll move. No other symptoms other than random pains inside ear, but was cleared of ear infection months ago?

Painless firm lump directly below ear, directly behind left jaw bone, right in that crease. Sometimes when opening mouth or lifting head up it'll move. No other symptoms other than random pains inside ear, but was cleared of ear infection months ago?

Blocked gland?: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often appear on the neck, shoulders, and back. Try to avoid skin products that are oily. I would also stay away from transfats and bad oils, which is good for overall health. Doc can diagnose and if that's the case, remove it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have what looks to be a bone growing on my tonsil?

I have what looks to be a bone growing on my tonsil?

Tonsillolith: This is what some people call a tonsil stone. This is hard material that builds up from the natural sections from the tonsils. They usually don't cause symptoms but can be associated with bad breath. You can try to removed it with a cotton tip, your finger, gargling, special devices off the internet or seeing your dentist. Or you can just leave it and not worry about it. ...Read more

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Tonsil stones lately. Struggling 2shift them. Only thing done differently lately is consume a lot of calcium supps &food to help bones. Could this b why?

Tonsil stones lately. Struggling 2shift them. Only thing done differently lately is consume a lot of calcium supps &food to help bones. Could this b why?

Possibly: There is no general need to consume extra calcium unless you have been specifically diagnosed with hypocalciumia by a physician. If you are ingesting a large amount of excess calcium it can manifest in stone production both salivary and kidney. Please see you doctor if you are concerned about your bone density and stop taking extra calcium. ...Read more

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Can patrially raised third molars become infected? There is no pain on gum, yet the bone under hurts and tonsils inflamed. Previous abscess. Not now.

Can patrially raised third molars become infected? There is no pain on gum, yet the bone under hurts and tonsils inflamed. Previous abscess. Not now.

Pericoronitis: Inflammation and infection around the crown of an unerupted tooth is called pericoronitis. Hydrogen peroxide can sometimes alleviate discomfort and mechanically debride the area and kill some of the bacteria causing the discomfort. Salt water can also help with the irritation. ...Read more

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What do my mri results mean; chronic microvas ischemic changes noted, frontal bone lesion & slightly abnormally shaped & low lying cerebellar tonsil.

What do my mri results mean; chronic microvas ischemic changes noted, frontal bone lesion & slightly abnormally shaped & low lying cerebellar tonsil.

Hard to say: Urs best to discuss this with a neurology doctor, who can get full history. Picture by itself is just a picture-need medical hx and exam. So far it may look that there are changes- probably due to long history of smoking or other vascular disease. ... As far as the shape of the brain parts and frontal lesion- it's impossible to tell without more info ...Read more

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I'm having pain at the base of my skull. Not like a headache but like bone pain. What could this be? MRI states low lying cerebellar tonsils.

I'm having pain at the base of my skull. Not like a headache but like bone pain. What could this be? MRI states low lying cerebellar tonsils.

What U describe is a: -Chiari malformation. Severe cases, the cerebellar tonsils R protruding far below the foramen magnum & produces spastic findings in the extremities. Low lying may in Ur case B an incidental finding, and not the real cause of Ur neck pain. B sure to C a neurosurgeon, */or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is there any way to replace bone loss on your mouth?

Is there any way to replace bone loss on your mouth?

Naturally and graft: Most of the bone loss can be halted or even reversed if we can eliminate the cause of bone loss especially in the case of acute bone loss. In many situation where the bone is lost vertically, we can predictably graft and succeed in achieving bone regeneration. ...Read more

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What do you do when your losing your bone in your mouth?

What do you do when your losing your bone in your mouth?

See Periodontist: Periodontal disease is when the bone that supports the teeth 'dissolves' away. This is caused by bacteria and the toxins they produce. A periodontist is the dental specialist trained in treating this problem and they can give you the best guidance for your particular condition. ...Read more

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There is this bone on both sides of my mouth, what is this bone called?

Vague: The question was pretty vague, not clearly stated, and in my opinion, didn't show enough information. ...Read more

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What should I expect after bone grafting for top of mouth?

What should I expect after bone grafting for top of mouth?

Depends: The type of bone grafting procedure and extent of the graft will determine what you would expect. There are many types of grafts for the upper jaw including sinus lift bone graft, onlay grafting, ridge preservation after extraction, periodontal grafting, etc. Each one has its own recovery and post operative course. The majority of the time the discomfort is minimal to moderate. ...Read more

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What should you expect after bone grafting for top of mouth?

What should you expect after bone grafting for top of mouth?

Recovery...: After any surgical procedure there is always recovery; which might be painful...But should resolve nicely over the recovery period (length is dependent upon the skill of the surgeon; and your overall state of health. ...Read more

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I have a unusual bone in my mouth. How do I get rid of it?

I have a unusual bone in my mouth. How do I get rid of it?

See your dentist: Some conditions like an unusual bone in your mouth can be harmless tori or more serious condition that require further assessment and dentist may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. See your dentist first for evaluation. ...Read more