Tori Bone Growth Created by udent on 2/1/2008 12:00:00 AM
Tori is a normal slow bone growth that appears in the upper and the lower jaw. The cause is unknown but it could be an inherited condition.
What is Tori?
Tori is a normal slow bone growth that appears in the upper and the lower jaw.
Torus palatinus: This palatal torus is a nadular mass of bone in the midline of the hard palate, it appers during the second or the third decade of life.
Torus Mandibularis: Mandibulr tori is a bony growth in the lingual part of the lower jaw in the premoalr region, were in most cases these are bilateral.
What causes tori?
The cause is unknown but it could be an inherited condition. Palatal torus is seen mainly in Asians, Native Americans, and Eskimos. Mandibular Tori is seen mainly in African American and some Asian populations.
Treatment of tori is unnecessary unless surgical removal required for prothetic consideration ( Partial and full dentures).
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