#ToriTuesday #TuesdayTruths

Tori are essentially extra bone deposits that have formed in your upper or lower jawbones. When the extra bone is found in your hard palate, it is called your torus palatinus. If the tori are found on your lower jaw, they are considered to be mandibular tori.

Most tori grow to a certain point and stop growing. Most growth stops after our jaws have developed in our late teenage years. Tori, as mentioned, are benign in nature.

Indications for removal

Pre-prosthetic surgery- tori may prevent any complete dentures from seating completely, and will contribute severe irritation of gum tissue if dentures rest upon them.
partial dentures may also be a reason why your tori will need to be removed. These tori will get in the way of complete partial denture fabrication and function.

Food Impaction: Some lower tori are so large that many patients will get food entrapped underneath them.

Other functional issues such as speech problems

Truth; The exact etiology of tori has not been clearly established. Genetic theory attributes a preponderant role to certain genetic factors in the occurrence of palatal tori. On the contrary, several authors have cited that environmental factors are likely to promote oral exostoses. Although not clearly identified, masticatory hyperactivity and para-functions appear to be the main factors, with diet (unsaturated fatty acids and calcium) to a lesser extent