Mandibular Tori: Causes, Symptoms, and How to Treat It

Did you know there’s an oral disease that affects between 5% and 7% of the U.S. adult population? This condition is called Mandibular Tori, also known as Torus Mandibularis, causes pain and discomfort, and some of its symptoms are almost unnoticeable. 

Are you or a loved one suffering from it? Let’s read about it.

Mandibular Tori: What is it?

This condition occurs on the inner side of the lower jaw. Torus or Tori (plural) is a benign bone growth in the mouth, and in 90% of the cases, there is a torus on both the left and right sides of your oral cavity, making this an overwhelmingly bilateral condition.

This oral abnormality normally does not cause any serious damage. It will cause discomfort and if the bone mouth growth continues, mandibular tori can cause pain or disturbed mouth functions.

The size of the tori may fluctuate throughout life, and in some cases, it can be large enough to touch each other in the midline of the mouth.

Tori in mouth causes complications in the fabrication of dentures. If removal of the tori is needed, surgery can be done to reduce the amount of bone, but the tori may reform in cases where nearby teeth still receive local stress.

But why does it happen? There can be several factors associated with this condition.

Starting with genetics, this condition is more common in men than in women and can be passed down from father to son. Also, stress in the jaw bone, and bruxism.

This condition is more common in early adult life, and consequently, it is believed that bone mouth growth is the result of local stresses and not solely on genetic influences.

Which Are The Symptoms?

The symptoms of Mandibular Tori are harmless, and the most common are the following:

• Inflammation of the gums

• Irritated Tonsils

• Loose teeth

• Slurred

• Speech

• Throat Pain

• Sore Jaw

How to treat it: Removal of the Tori bone in Mouth

Even if your growth is without symptoms, it needs to be evaluated by your dentist.

Surgery begins to be an option when the torus mandibularis starts interference in our speech. Or in case of using a dental denture, your dentist could consider surgery because the overgrowth bone will interfere with denture placement.

To get a complete diagnosis, a visit to your dentist is needed. He or she must examine your mouth, symptoms, and how much the condition has grown to later explain if surgery is required or not.

For the surgery, depending on the bone in mouth growth and where it is located, the dentist will remove the excess of bone inside mouth by cutting it whole or shaving it to a smaller size.

Who Can I Trust For Surgery?

We know that surgery is always scary, but you don’t have to be nervous about it, especially if you visit Los Algodones dentists you’ll feel safer than you’ve ever felt.

While there are many cities with great dental clinics, when it comes to taking care of your oral health you’ll want to visit only the best clinic for dental work in Mexico.

Also known as Molar City, Los Algodones is the No.1 destination for dental tourism.

As the largest dental group in Los Algodones, we have two clinics in town: Sani Dental Group Alamo and Sani Dental Group Platinium. sanitize-program

Both of them are located just two blocks from the border crossing. At both of our clinics, we listen to our patients' needs. We have an amazing team of doctors and staff committed to our patients’ health and safety. 

Sani Dental Group has you covered, and the best thing is that you'll probably be saving money. 

By coming down to Sani Dental Group for treatments, you can save up to 70% on high-quality dental treatments in Los Algodones.

Sani Dental Group understands the importance of working with top technology equipment that allows doctors to provide their patients with a precise diagnosis and be able to anticipate any further complications.

 At Sani Dental Group, we count on our on-site laboratory. Therefore, patients don't have to waste their time looking at other places to get x-rays. You can find everything to satisfy your needs next to our clinic.

Besides, we make sure to receive patients in the safest environment. With the implementation of our new program, Sanitize, this is possible.

But coming to Mexico is not only about going to the dentist and have a procedure. Los Algodones is a great place to have the perfect mini-vacation while improving your smile and lifestyle. In this border town, you will be able to find more than what you are looking for. 

Located in the heart of town, MediPlaza is the place where you can find the best medical treatments in the city such as stem cells, dental, surgery, hyperbaric, and optical services.

Visit us and enjoy the best dental experience available on the northeastern tip of Baja California. Give us a call. One of our patient coordinators will gladly help you with everything you need. 




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