Extended bone inside lower jaw - medical name?

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by Convoy, Aug 13, 2003.

  1. Convoy

    Convoy Guest

    A few months ago, I went to the dentist and she explained what this is
    called, but I cannot remember the name. On the inside of my lower jaw,
    I have an small extended lump of bone. I was not sure what it was, but
    she tells me it is natural, occurs often and can grow as I get older.

    In size, when running my tongue over it, it is around the size of a
    large pimple.

    I was told it is an option to remove it. I am moving towards this
    idea, as it is quite pointed and therefore fairly sharp and sometimes
    appears to be the cause of ulsers where my tongue is in constant

    I would like to investigate the cost of this and find out more about
    it online, but short of going back to the dentist, which is a cost I
    would rather avoid, can anyone tell me what this is called?

    I seem to remember it was some guy's name, but cannot remember any

    One for your Dentistry pub quizzes too... ;)

    Thanks in advance
    Convoy, Aug 13, 2003
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  2. On 12 Aug 2003 22:59:16 -0700, (Convoy) wrote:
    Torus mandibularis ...... totally benign and YES leave it alone!
    See above
    Joel M. Eichen, .
    Philadelphia PA

    <You fill it in>
    Joel M. Eichen D.D.S., Aug 13, 2003
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  3. Dr Steve

    Dr Steve Guest

    Torus Mandibularis

    Stephen Mancuso, D.D.S.
    Troy, Michigan, USA

    {remove first 3 dots for email}

    This posting is intended for informational or conversational purposes only.
    Always seek the opinion of a licensed dental professional before acting on
    the advice or opinion expressed here. Only a dentist who has examined you
    in person can diagnose your problems and make decisions which will affect
    your health.
    Please ignore j..d...

    "Convoy" <> wrote in message
    Dr Steve, Aug 13, 2003
  4. WB

    WB Guest

    On 12 Aug 2003 22:59:16 -0700, (Convoy) wrote:
    Torus Mandibularis
    WB, Aug 13, 2003
  5. Convoy

    Convoy Guest

    > >A few months ago, I went to the dentist and she explained what this is
    Why would you advise against removing it?
    It is becoming more and more annoying...
    It is difficut to remove?

    Thanks to all who replied by the way...
    Convoy, Aug 14, 2003
  6. WB

    WB Guest

    On 13 Aug 2003 17:12:25 -0700, (Convoy) wrote:

    If it bothers you and there is no contraindication,
    go ahead and have it removed.

    Do know that it is surgery, and as with all surgery
    there are some risks.

    WB, Aug 14, 2003
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