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Are lumps on inside of lower jaw anything to worry about,

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Are lumps on inside of lower jaw anything to worry about
JA: The Dentist will need to help you with this. Please give me a bit more information, so the Dentist can help you best.
Customer: There is a smaller one on the left side...larger one on the right side that is uncomfortable with a small one right next to it
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Dentist should know?
Customer: My mouth is pretty dry usually..I have the feeling of something caught in my throat when I eat or drink
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Just Dental Truths! replied 1 year ago.

I have what (I believe) what you have as well. I'm referring to "lingual tori". You may want to "google that and see a visual for making certain. But it sounds, from the information you sent me, like that is what you likely are referring to.

If so: They are harmless. Reports vary, but about 6% of us have them. They are essentially boney growths, that have been there for years. They usually do not tend to increase in growth much - if any. So, as a rule of thumb, they generally NEVER need to be dealt with or worried about. There are a slight few exceptions, but that is rare, such as if a person needed a partial denture, and the tori were in the way. Then, they might have to be removed, etc. Likely though, nothing to be concerned with.

I hope this helps you!

*PS: please do let me know if you have any additional concerns - OK ?

Dr. Rampton