Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Expert Forum
oral bone growth,excessive
About This Forum:

Questions in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery forum are answered by Dr. Michael H Kirsch and Dr. Mario Tuchman. Topics covered include teeth extractions, wisdom teeth, dental implants, bone grafting, orthognathic surgery, facial bones realignment, facial trauma repair, jaw alignment, anesthesia , jaw cyst or tumor diagnosis, reconstructive jaw surgery, temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ) and TMJ surgery.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

oral bone growth,excessive

my dentist tells me that the bone on either side of my lower jaw under my tongue is growing..and is larger than normal causing it difficult for me to swallow with my mouth shut and teeth together because the space for my tongue is less than normal because of the bone growth on either side..said that bone usually grows outward, but mine is growing inward - each side toward the other. cant remember the name of the condition  that he said it is, but said it is RARE. please help.
Related Discussions
373693_tn?1324489102
What you are describing sounds like Tori which are considered a variant of normal.  I have them myself.

If they are interfering with eating, swallowing, breathing, or speaking... you should speak with a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon about having them removed.

Information contained within this reply is intended solely for general educational purposes and is not intended nor implied to be a medical diagnosis or treatment recommendation.  This is not a substitute for professional medical advice relative to your specific medical condition or question. Always seek the advice of your own doctor for medical condition. Only your doctor can provide specific diagnoses and therapies.

1 Comment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
A related discussion, Oral Bone growth was started.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
A related discussion, tori bones was started.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
This Forum's Experts
373693_tn?1324489102
Michael H Kirsch, DDSBlank
Dr. Michael H. Kirsch
Caldwell, NJ
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank