Tuesday, April 19, 2016

What Is Mandibular Tori?

Have you noticed a large, bony growth along the surface of the lower jaw? If you have you may have a condition called mandibular tori. Many people mistake this for an abscess or cancer, although it might look serious it is not as dangerous as it looks.

What is Mandibular Tori?

A bony growth on the lower jaw and usually present on the tongue side of the jaw near the bicuspids. Only about 5-10% of the population has noticeable mandibular tori.

What causes Mandibular Tori?

Research has found several factors of what causes mandibular tori, however two of the most common factors include genetics and bruxism (Clenching or grinding of teeth).

What treatment is used to remove Mandibular Tori?

Treatment is not required (only if you require dentures, implants and braces) but to remove mandibular tori you will need oral surgery. People who suffer from this condition will receive great benefit from the surgery.

Tori removal is not a complicated surgery, although the recovery is slow (about three to four weeks for complete healing) but discomfort should dissipate within a week.

 *You will experience swelling and will need to be on a temporary diet of soft foods.

Always see your dentist is something unusual appears its always better to be safe than sorry!

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