Q&A: Tidbits About Tori

You may have heard of tori before and may even know that this is the term with which to refer to the bony structures that have developed in your mouth. Though you may have either figured this out on your own or have been told by our team that this is what’s shown up, that doesn’t mean you’ve suddenly received all of the information you want regarding them. So, let’s offer you the infusion of details that will help you feel calmer and more confident with some frequently asked questions.

Questions and Answers

Question: What are the usual areas where tori might show up? Is there a way to know if that’s what’s in my mouth or if I have some other type of growth?

Answer: You may see them under your tongue, sticking out into the area that looks like a well. You may notice them along your mouth’s roof. You may also notice them along the outside of your upper back molar (on the surface facing your cheeks). You’ll know what it is when you visit us!

Question: If you discover that I do, in fact, have tori in my mouth, are you going to need to remove them?

Answer: Probably not. Unless they are in the way of a particular type of treatment you require, they’re very big, or they are presenting hygiene concerns, they’re just fine.

Question: Why do some people have these bony growths, while others do not? Is it abnormal?

Answer: It likely has something to do with genetics or a tendency to grind or clench teeth may contribute. It’s not abnormal! In fact, it’s something we see frequently.

Talk Tori With Us During A Visit

If you’re unsure about growths in your mouth but you suspect that they are tori, come on in for an appointment, so we may take a look! Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.