Mandibular Tori Treatment: Why Is It Necessary?

Surgery for mandibular tori becomes essential when the excessive growth beneath your tongue significantly impacts your overall quality of life. Visit Peace of Mind Dental Studio, Chandler, AZ, today and learn about removing tori from your mouth.

What is Mandibular Tori?

Tori is a medical term for “growth of bone”, and the mandible is your lower jaw.

Mandibular tori are bony growths that develop in your lower jaw, i.e., the mandible. These growths are typically benign and often go unnoticed unless they become large enough to cause discomfort or other complications.

It is a rare condition, impacting around 27-30 out of every 1000 adults. Although not common, it generally does not lead to serious complications, so there is no need for undue concern. Here are the responses to the two most crucial questions individuals encounter when dealing with such growth:

  • Is it serious? No.
  • Does it require treatment? Yes.

Visit Peace of Mind Dental Studio today and learn more about mandibular tori removal.

Risks Associated with Mandibular Tori

While mandibular tori are generally considered benign, there are certain risks and complications associated with them:

  • Injury Risk: If the tori are overgrown, there is a risk of injury while eating or playing sports, especially if they are prominent and protrude into the oral cavity.
  • Oral Hygiene Challenges: Cleaning around the lower jaw can get difficult with the presence of the tori, increasing the risk of plaque accumulation and potential gum issues. Also, you might hurt yourself with the brush, which can be painful.
  • Speech Issues: If mandibular tori grow considerably, it might impair your speech, as the tongue doesn’t get the required space to move.
  • Difficulty Swallowing: Grown tori can cause difficulty in chewing and swallowing.
  • Extreme Pain or Discomfort: While it is often said that tori don’t pose any serious complications, your mouth has a specific space for everything, i.e., tongue and teeth. When something unnecessarily invades space in your mouth, it is bound to cause discomfort.

What Causes Mandibular Tori?

Difficult to say what causes mandibular tori, but there are a few factors that are named as culprits for the issue:

  • Genetics: Many times, this problem is inherited through genetics. Inquire if this problem runs in your family.
  • Bruxism: It has been observed that mandibular tori is common in people who suffer from bruxism.
  • Mandibular Structure: The anatomy of your lower jaw might impact the tori growth.
  • Age: People over 30 are more prone to the issue.
  • Bone Density: Those who witness a frequent change in bone density have a high risk of developing tori.
Mandibular Tori Treatment


Symptoms of Mandibular Tori

It is easy to identify tori. It is quite visible. In the case of a single growth, it is called a torus. In case of multiple growth on both sides of your lower jaw, it is termed as tori.

You can identify the tori growth through the following symptoms:

  • Trouble chewing
  • Trouble speaking
  • Discomfort in the lower jaw
  • Bony growths poking out of your jaw
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Mandibular Tori Diagnosis

In the case of a single bony growth and recent tooth extraction, it is easy to get confused between a bone sequestrum and a mandibular torus.

Thus, visit us at Peace of Mind Dental Studio so we can diagnose the problem correctly and prescribe a suitable treatment.

It will require an in-depth examination of your mouth and dental imaging to identify the problem. Once identified as tori, you can decide if you want to proceed with mandibular tori removal.

Usually, many people don’t face any challenges with the presence of Tori. However, we advise that you should go ahead with mandibular tori removal.

Mandibular Tori Treatment

If mandibular tori cause discomfort and affects your quality of life, you should learn about its treatment available at Peace of Mind Dental Studio. Surgical removal is the only way to treat mandibular tori.

The process of surgical removal is as follows:

  • We will apply local anesthesia to numb the area, ensuring you won’t experience any pain whatsoever. At Peace of Mind Dental Studio, our top priority is patient comfort. So, you can trust us.
  • The dentist shall make a small incision to remove the tori.
  • The incision shall be closed with stitches.
  • You will be prescribed painkillers to ward off the pain.

Mandibular Tori Surgery Cost

The cost of the surgery depends on the complexity of your situation

Why Choose Peace of Mind Dental Studio?

For mandibular tori removal, choosing the best dentist for oral surgery in Chandler is advised, which brings you to Peace of Mind Dental Studio. We pride ourselves on offering the best mandibular tori treatment in Chandler.

If you experience discomfort or have concerns about mandibular tori, consult us for a thorough evaluation and personalized care plan tailored to your needs. Remember, understanding and addressing oral health conditions early can lead to better outcomes and enhanced overall well-being.

Book an appointment with us today, and let us help you with the best treatment!


answering your questions about mandibular tori…  

Is there any way to prevent mandibular tori?
It is not clear why mandibular tori occurs. Thus, there is a lack of clarity on preventing mandibular tori. However, avoiding bad habits, maintaining good oral hygiene, and eating a balanced diet can help.
Are there any complications following mandibular tori treatment?
While treatment for mandibular tori is generally safe, there are potential risks and complications associated with surgical excision, including infection, bleeding, nerve damage, and post-operative discomfort.
How can I find a specialist for mandibular tori treatment?
You must not worry about finding a specialist as Peace of Mind Dental Studio, Chandler, AZ, offers the best tori treatment. Book an appointment now!

Have more questions? Please call us at 480-608-5444 or email us and we’ll be able to talk you through the process.

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