How Do I Get Rid Of Mandibular Tori?


A common place for tori is below the tongue. Tori may continue to grow over time and may become irritated easily with food.

Do dental Tori go away?

If your dentist confirms that your growth is torus mandibularis, he may recommend not treating it. That is because these benign growths should usually remain undisturbed. However, if your growth is painful or is interfering with your dentures, surgical removal may be performed.

Why are my Tori growing?

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.

Do Tori need to 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.

Does clenching cause Tori?

Believe it or not, clenching and grinding can actually change the shape of your bone. Though not particularly common, some people with bruxism develop bony growths on the inside of their lower jaw, under the tongue. These growths are called mandibular tori, and they are harmless and benign.

Can mandibular tori be cancerous?

Palatal tori appear in the roof of the mouth’s center and might slowly grow larger over time. Though located in the palate, these tori rarely interfere with eating and speech. If you notice any torus in your mouth, rest assured that it’s a benign growth that’s not cancerous, nor will it evolve into cancer.

How much does it cost to have Tori removed?

On MDsave, the cost of a Removal of Torus Mandibularis is $1,430. Those on high deductible health plans or without insurance can save when they buy their procedure upfront through MDsave. Read more about how MDsave works.

Can Tori get infected?

Tori palatinus can also become infected, as in our patient. It is not clear that drainage of the torus is beneficial or helps to speed up the recovery process. Instead, it can potentially introduce new pathogens into the area and cause more localized infection.

Is Tori removal covered by insurance?

The removal of the torus palatinus (a bony protuberance of the hard palate) and torus mandibularis could be a covered service. However, with rare exception, this surgery is performed in connection with an excluded service; i.e., the preparation of the mouth for dentures.

How common is torus Mandibularis?

Torus mandibularis is a protuberance arising in the premolar area of the lingual surface of the mandible. This form is much less common than torus palatinus, with a prevalence of 6 percent, and is bilateral in about 80 percent of cases.

Can Tori cause jaw pain?

Mandibular tori can be a painful condition that causes your throat and jaw to hurt, your gums to get inflamed, and even your teeth to come loose. Typically, these bony growths appear inside your mouth on the lower jaw. These growths often appear on both sides of the jaw.

What kind of doctor removes Tori?

Surgery usually is completed in the office of an oral surgeon. You can often sleep though this surgery if desired. Prior to completing surgery to remove a tori, you should have a three dimensional xray taken of your jaws to determine the safety of completing the surgery.


What does mandibular tori look like?

Usually, these bony extensions are slightly bulbous looking and located on the tongue-side surface of your lower premolars (those are the teeth just behind your canines but in front of your molars.)

Is mandibular tori hereditary?

The size of the tori may fluctuate throughout life, and in some cases the tori can be large enough to touch each other in the midline of mouth. Consequently, it is believed that mandibular tori are the result of local stresses and not due solely to genetic influences.

Does mandibular tori cause sleep apnea?

Similar to enlarged tonsils or adenoids, a large tongue, or an enlarged uvula, large mandibular tori can contribute to breathing obstructions, making one more susceptible to snoring and sleep apnea.

Can mandibular tori cause headaches?

In this study the presence of mandibular tori was related to conditions associated with parafunctional activity. Parafunction in the form of tooth clenching or grinding has been associated with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and recently migraine.

What causes overgrowth of bone in mouth?

Malocclusion. One reason for bony growths in your mouth is due to a poor bite, or malocclusion. When your bite is off, it leads to an uneven distribution of pressure throughout your jaw. Some areas receive greater pressure than normal.

Why do I have Torus Mandibularis?

Torus mandibularis is a bony sublingual protuberance, typically near the canine and premolar teeth. The etiology of tori is unclear. Possible causes include masticatory hyperfunction, continued bone growth, genetic factors and environmental factors such as diet.

Can you wear dentures with Tori?

For individuals who wear dentures, tori may obstruct the plates from resting comfortably and evenly along the gumline. The patient may have a very difficult time getting the denture to stay in place, especially when eating. In this case, it is usually recommended to undergo surgery to remove the tori.

Is it painful to have Tori removed?

Though the surgery itself won’t be painful, tori removal can be a bit uncomfortable. Another method of tori removal is done via lasers. Though not appropriate in all cases, this method provides excellent accuracy and less palate trauma than traditional tori surgery.

Do bone fragments need to be removed?

It can be challenging to determine if there is a bone fragment until the bone begins to make its way towards the surface of the gums. When your dentist believes the fragment will not resolve itself, or it may cause further damage or threaten infection, surgical removal is necessary.

Can bone grow back in your mouth?

The bone surrounding your teeth can be regenerated through regenerative grafting in order to optimise bone support and keep your teeth in place. The bone can also be regenerated after losing your teeth in order to place dental implants to replace and restore the missing or lost teeth.

How many people Torus Palatinus?

Torus palatinus is a harmless, painless bony growth located on the roof of the mouth (the hard palate). The mass appears in the middle of the hard palate and can vary in size and shape. About 20 to 30 percent of the population has torus palatinus.