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Do Bony Growths in Your Mouth Need to Come Out?

Posted on 8/24/2020 by Palisades Surgical Arts
Do Bony Growths in Your Mouth Need to Come Out?Usually, if someone has bony growths in their mouth, they aren't aware that they are there and therefore don't cause any problems. However, are there times when bony growths need to be removed? We will discuss what bony growths are and the treatment options for patients who experience this.

What is Exostosis?

Exostosis Mouth is what we call the growth of bone within the mouth. These bony growths can be found on the maxilla (upper jaw) or the mandible (lower jaw). When bony growths are found, they don't often require any treatment at all.

The two most common types of bony overgrowths are Torus Palatinus and Torus Mandibularis. TP is when there is nodular growth in the midline of the hard palate or the roof of the mouth. TM, on the other hand, is when growth is found in the lingual area of the floor of the mouth.

Complications with Bony Growth

While these don't often cause issues, they have been linked to mild inflammation in the jaw. It is thought that this mild inflammation is a result of tooth grinding or clenching, because of the increased function of the jaw. When someone uses their jaw too much, it can create some inflammation, which may potentially lead to TMD.

Bony growths rarely cause problems, but they do if they grow large enough that they interfere with the normal function of the mouth. If the growths get large enough, they may lead to speaking issues or interfere with the placement of dentures.

If a patient requires their bony growths to be removed, this can be done by an oral surgeon under local anesthesia. The procedure is simple and carried out by lifting the soft tissue to expose the growth. The bone overgrowth is then trimmed down, and the soft tissue is sutured in place. If you are concerned about bony growths, you may want to book a consultation with one of our team. Call our office today to speak with one of our team about scheduling an appointment.
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