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Do I Have Tori? What the Heck Are These Bumps In My Jaw?

November 9, 2017

Filed under: Tori or Dental Tori — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 6:41 pm

What the heck are these hard bumps in my jaw? We get asked these questions a lot!  It is a very good idea to get to know your mouth by doing self exams and be able to tell if anything is changing.  I thought you might be interested in a recent email exchange I had with Mamabear.  Note that a true diagnosis should always be […]

Should I Have Surgery to Remove My Tori?

April 27, 2017

Filed under: Tori or Dental Tori — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 6:05 pm

Should I Have Surgery to Remove My Tori? Tori are extra bone that is present on the upper or lower jaw that may or may not require surgery.  Many people do not even know that they have tori!  Once the tori are ‘discovered’ they may cause concerns.  Because they tend to grow very slowly, they can often go unnoticed by people that have them.  Often it […]

Yikes! What is That Lump In My Mouth?

March 12, 2014

Filed under: Customer Service,Oral Cancer screening,Tori or Dental Tori — Tags: , — Dr Gillis @ 12:16 am

That hard lump could be a harmless bone growth called a tori! Tori are also known as Torus or exostoses. It is always a good idea to examine your mouth thoroughly looking for anything unusual: Check for growths – are they hard, soft? Note the size. Check for sores – especially sores that do not heal within two weeks. Check for any inflammation usually noted […]

What are Tori, And Why Do I Have Them?

December 12, 2013

Filed under: Oral Cancer screening,Tori or Dental Tori — Tags: , — Dr Gillis @ 5:34 pm

  What are Tori, And Why Do I Have Them? Tori are simply bony growths in the upper or lower jaws. A Torus mandibularis (pl. tori mandibular) (or mandibular torus (pl. mandibular tori) in English) is a bony growth on the Mandible or the lower jaw.  Mandibular tori are usually present on the tongue side of the jaw near the bicuspids ( also known as premolars).  […]