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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.

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    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:

Treatment of tori is unnecessary unless surgical removal required for prothetic consideration ( Partial and full dentures).

 

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i am going to a oral surgeon to have it removed from under my tongue. they dont put you to sleep.how painful is it?
removal of tori bone
By Anonymous on 9/8/2010 6:13:41 AM Like:-1 DisLike:-1
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My husband also has this. About 13 years ago he found out what the bony protrusions were but HIS come all the way through--and they are sharp, needle-like bony shards that poke through these seemingly benign photos.

A torus can cause suicide-inducing pain and also lead to other denal problems. Hopefully your husband doesn't have this problem but mine did--the tori (torus--plural) always poked through and never just sat there.
Unfortunately it is very painful and can cause other problems.
By Anonymous on 11/28/2009 2:02:11 PM Like:-1 DisLike:-1
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I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR SOMETHING TO EXPLAIN WHAT I RECENTLY DISCOVERED IN HUSBAND'S MOUTH.
I WAS TERRIFIED UNTIL I FOUND AND READ YOU SITE. IT IS WELL WRITTEN AND VERY EASY TO UNDERSTAND. THANKS FOR EASING MY MIND.
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By B.RILEY on 11/22/2009 3:53:54 PM Like:-1 DisLike:-1
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