does anybody know what this is?

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does anybody know what this is?

#1 Post by pearls »

as you can see i haven't gotten braces yet. i will ask this question to my dentist at my appointment in january, but in the mean time i thought i would ask you guys....

my question is, i have a sort of "bump" on the inside of my gums, i think it's about near where my first molars are. my guess is its the roots of my teeth, but i am not 100% sure. what you do think? if it is my teeth, do you think they could be straightened out with braces? those bumps annoy me because the gum is thinner around them, so it gets sensitive sometimes.

the bump is worse on the right side of my teeth (left on the photo, with the blue arrow). sorry about the blurriness of the photo, it was difficult to take!



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thanks in advance.

pearls

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#2 Post by Lisa65 »

They look like torus mandibularis. There's a link here http://www.doctorspiller.com/torusmandibularis1.htm

I don't really know anything about them, but that site says that you can have them removed if they bother you.

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#3 Post by pearls »

thanks Lisa!. that sounds right on the money! i researched it a bit more, and found that torus mandibular is often associated with, and forms due to bruxism (teeth grinding), which is what i do! and as a result, also have an uncomfortable "click" when i open my left jaw. but by looking at images of torus mandibular on the net, it looks like mine are a very minor case (phew!)

I am so excited to begin my journey. I am still a long way off until i see an ortho (my dentist had a long waiting list), but am not in any hurry. learning about all these conditions associated with teeth makes me all the more excited to begin my journey.

I am looking forward to improving my teeth, smile and hygiene. And as my mum always says "teeth are very important and cannot be replaced.... so no soft drink!"... well i listen to the first part anyway! i still drink coke. cheeky me.

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#4 Post by rsprouse »

pearls wrote:thanks Lisa!. that sounds right on the money! i researched it a bit more, and found that torus mandibular is often associated with, and forms due to bruxism (teeth grinding), which is what i do! and as a result, also have an uncomfortable "click" when i open my left jaw. but by looking at images of torus mandibular on the net, it looks like mine are a very minor case (phew!)

I am so excited to begin my journey. I am still a long way off until i see an ortho (my dentist had a long waiting list), but am not in any hurry. learning about all these conditions associated with teeth makes me all the more excited to begin my journey.

I am looking forward to improving my teeth, smile and hygiene. And as my mum always says "teeth are very important and cannot be replaced.... so no soft drink!"... well i listen to the first part anyway! i still drink coke. cheeky me.

prarls
Prarls,

I don't think I have ever read any scientific evidence of tori with bruxism nor have I personally seen a link. That being said one never knows. It formed in your mandible long before you could have started grinding your teeth. It is just part of the anatomy that some people have. They are completely normal unless they grow at a noticeable rate (VERY uncommon). Keep things nice and healthy as it presents a difficulty if you ever go the partial denture route.

Regards,
Rory

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Re: does anybody know what this is?

#5 Post by Bracefacemom47 »

I know this is an old post but i was searching "tori". Not one dentist has ever told me in all my 47 yrs that i have these until i consulted with my orthodontist 4 months ago. Hr said its no big deal, kissy will need to trim retainers to fit.

But still. Why did try not tell me?? I am not a clencher so it's just something that's unique to me. And now I'm paranoid about having them and needing surgery someday? No way!! I saw it on YouTube. Not gonna happen.
I'll jusr have to hope they don't get bigger!!
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