I have recently noticed that the two areas inside the lower part of my mouth behind the bottom front teeth are swollen. The areas flank either side of the strip of skin attachd to the underside of my tongue, which I think may be a salivary gland?. They are connected to the lower jaw bone on each side. Each side feels hard like bone, yet are shaped roughly like small grapes. It is becoming harder to eat due to food irritating the swollen areas. Could anyone shed light on what this may be????
they are probably tori although an oral surgeon needs to examine you to make sure. they are not uncommon and are harmless, and can be removed if they interfere with function or are annoying. I would see an oral surgeon to evaluate them and discuss their removal.
Thanks for your suggestion...I cannot find this condition (tori)listed anywhere though. Would the onset be gradual..I have noticed them for the past few months becoming what I thought was enlarged, but now they are so large that they interfere with my eating due to being painful when food scratches the surface.
My mother is having a similar issue. I too think your "bumps" might be "Tori." I found a great website that was extremely informative. It is www.doctorspiller.com look under "sores, lumps & bumps." You might not have found info under Tori because the med name is: Torus Mandibularis. Hope this helps...until I found this website, I was a bit freaked out when my mother asked me to look into her mouth!
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