What are mandibular tori?

Mandibular tori are bony outgrowths on the lingual surface of the mandible, often bilateral and symmetric, as in this 44-year-old patient. Torus mandibularis is a nontender, bony outgrowth located on the lingual side of the mandible, in the canine or premolar region, above the attachment of the mylohyoid muscle.

Do mandibular tori stop growing?

Tori are simply an abnormality; a random bone growth. They do not pose any immediate threat or harm once they have been identified in the mouth, though they do continue to grow over time, and have the potential to cause pain or discomfort if they become too large.

When should mandibular tori be removed?

In most cases tori are benign and do not require treatment. However, tori will need to be surgically removed to accommodate upper or lower dentures and upper or lower partial dentures (flippers). Tori may also be removed to aid in minimizing food impaction under the excess bone, which will promote improved home care.

What causes Tori to grow?

Tori develop for a variety of reasons, all of them less alarming than cancer. For instance, chronic tooth grinding (bruxism) or a misaligned bite that puts abnormal pressure on the teeth may trigger the growth of tori. Individuals who eat lots of fish or calcium-rich foods may have a higher risk of developing tori.

When do Tori need to be removed?

Can mandibular tori be cancerous?

Tori palatini are not dangerous. The growths do not cause cancer, infections, or other serious complications. However, like any growth in the body, it can interfere with normal functioning. Very large growths and those located near other structures are more likely to cause complications.

Is mandibular tori hereditary?

There can be several factors associated with mandibular tori. Starting with genetics, this condition is more common in men than in women and can be passed down from father to son. Stress in the jaw bone and bruxism are other factors.

Why do I have a lump on my jaw bone?

A movable lump on your jaw is most likely related to allergies or an infection and doesn’t typically require medical attention. But there are several symptoms that indicate that it’s time to call your doctor: difficultly eating or swallowing. loss of mobility in your jaw.

When should Tori be removed?