ORAL PATHOLOGY : What are mandibular tori?

Oral health

Torus are bony growths that can appear in the upper jaw (palatine torus) or in the lower jaw (mandibular torus). Approximately 7% to 10% of the U.S. population has this noticeable boney growth along the surface of the mandible nearest the tongue called Mandibular Tori (Torus Mandibularis).

The condition often presents close to the premolars, just above where the mylohyoid muscle attaches to the mandible.

The presence of the torus creates discomfort when performing a dental prosthesis, and affects aesthetics when it is visible. The cause for the appearance of torus is not known, although it is related to genetics or bruxism.



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