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Dr. Katz
Dr. Katz, Dentist - DDS
Category: Dental
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Experience:  Dentist and Anesthesiologist for 37 years.Anesthesiology Fellow-Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.Evaluator for Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners.
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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 my gums under my tongue. They have been they for a while and are different shapes. They do not hurt. Thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr. Katz replied 1 year ago.

Are these bumps covered by pink normal looking gum tissue or are they red and inflammed?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Normal pink gums no pain or issues.
Expert:  Dr. Katz 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.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
they do seem to have gotten bigger tho, but I guess that's a product of getting older....
Expert:  Dr. Katz 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.

Expert:  Dr. Katz 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.

Expert:  Dr. Katz replied 1 year ago.

Is there any additional information that you need?