Types of Bony Growths of the Mouth We Commonly Remove
Posted on 7/10/2019 by Dr. Shaun Rai
A strange bony growth in the mouth isn't normal. While some of these growths aren't painful or an issue, others are. Fortunately, many of these bony growths are easily removed, and we can return you to a pain-free life very quickly. Here are a few of these bony growths that we remove on a fairly regular basis.
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. In fact, it's rare to have tori only on one side. These growths are benign, and in many cases, they don't cause any issues at all unless they continue to grow. In that case, they must be removed.
Mandibular tori can be genetic, but they can also be caused by grinding your teeth.
Another type of bony growth we commonly see is called torus palatinus. This condition results in small, bony growths on the palate at the top of your mouth. These growths are harmless and do vary is shape and size. This condition affects more people than mandibular tori. It's also likely to be influenced by genetics, but grinding your teeth, your diet, and the amount of bone density you have can also play a part. It some cases, you may not need to have anything done about the torus palatinus, but in other cases, it may need to be removed.
Do you have a strange bony growth in your mouth? If so, it's most likely harmless, but you should give us a call and schedule an exam anyway. There is a very small chance it could actually be something more serious, so it's always best to have it checked out.