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JA: Have you noticed any swelling in the gums? When was your last visit to the dentist?
JA: Please give me a bit more information, so the dentist can help you best.
Customer: Three seperate hard lumps below bottom teeth.
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Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Just Dental Truths! replied 12 months ago.

Hello! Thanks for your question.

Are the lumps on the outside (towards the cheeks) gums, or the inside (towards the tongue)?

Also, how long have you noticed them? Pain? Growing or staying the same size? Also, might you be able to send a photo? Thanks.

Dr. Rampton

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Inside below lower teeth
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Inside below teeth No pain I cannot tell if they are growing. I am not sure how long they have been in the mouth
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I am becoming nervous about them..(.not writing to you.) My limited research claims such description is common and not serious. It can be left alone. I do not recall when they first occured. I have felt them for a long time. I have visited regular dentists for exam and teeth cleaning. No mention of them, that I remember.
Expert:  Just Dental Truths! replied 12 months ago.

My computer just froze up, after I had typed a lot - sorry. ) -:

I'd NOT worry! It sounds like you have what is called "mandibular lingual tori". They are bony growths. Generally have been there for years, harmless, and I have them too, as does about 15% of the population. You may want to 'Google' them-

But, I'd not worry. Very common... and that's why your past Dentists have never mentioned it to you, because it's quite normal to see such in a lot of mouths!

*please review, Google, etc., and feel free to write back about any concerns you may still have - OK?

Expert:  Just Dental Truths! replied 12 months ago.

Does the above make sense?

Expert:  Just Dental Truths! replied 12 months ago.


I wanted to see what you thought. Does the " THREE HARD LUMPS IN LOWER GUM BELOW TEETH" seem to be likely appearing to look much like the 'tori' mentioned above?

I'd think it does, but thought I should check with you...

Dr. Rampton

*PS: Please "do" rate my answer if you would please. Also, if any further concerns, do not hesitate to ask - OK? All the best to you. ( -:

Expert:  Just Dental Truths! replied 12 months ago.

Hi, have you had a chance to see if what you have is indeed tori ?

Expert:  Just Dental Truths! replied 11 months ago.

How are the Tori ?

Have you been able to confirm that is what they are?