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I have boney lumps under my gums under my tongue. They have

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I have boney lumps under...
I have boney lumps under my gums under my tongue. They have been they for a while and are different shapes. They do not hurt. Thanks
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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 1 year ago
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Are these bumps covered by pink normal looking gum tissue or are they red and inflammed?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Normal pink gums no pain or issues.
Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 1 year ago

What you are describing are mandibular tori.These are normal ,benign boney growths that will appear on any of the hard tissues of the mouth.They are harmless and require no treatment.Sometimes they interfere with denture construction and need to be removed but other than that, they can be left alone.These boney areas of no concern and you do not need to worry about them.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
they do seem to have gotten bigger tho, but I guess that's a product of getting older....
Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 1 year ago

They have been known to increase in size but they grow very very slowly if at all.It may just be that you are noticing them and inspecting them more carefully.They have been there for any many years.

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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 1 year ago

If you need more information please ask. If not please leave a rating so that we can maintain good quality control on this site.Thanks and have a great evening.

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