When do Tori develop?

When do Tori develop?

The average age for a torus to develop is between 30-40 years old3 although upper jaw tori have been discovered as early as the first decade in life4.

Why do Tori develop?

Tori develop for a variety of reasons, all of them less alarming than cancer. For instance, chronic tooth grinding (bruxism) or a misaligned bite that puts abnormal pressure on the teeth may trigger the growth of tori. Individuals who eat lots of fish or calcium-rich foods may have a higher risk of developing tori.

What causes Palatine Tori?

Genetics: A 2015 study of twins suggests a strong genetic link for bony outgrowths in the mouth, even in those who have other risk factors. Tooth grinding: People who grind their teeth may be more likely to experience these bony growths. Bone mineral density: Changes in bone mineral density may cause a torus palatinus.

Can Tori develop later in life?

Tori typically develop during late adolescence and gradually increase in size throughout adulthood. When small, they rarely cause symptoms or pain and are usually an incidental finding during routine clinical or dental examinations.

Can Tori cause breathing problems?

Similar to enlarged tonsils or adenoids, a large tongue, or an enlarged uvula, large mandibular tori can contribute to breathing obstructions, making one more susceptible to snoring and sleep apnea.

Are Tori inherited?

While there is a hereditary component to tori, this does not explain all cases. Tori tend to appear more frequently during middle age of life. Certain ethnic groups are more prone to one torus or the other.

Can Tori shrink?

It typically begins in puberty but may not become noticeable until middle age. As you age, the torus palatinus stops growing and in some cases, may even shrink, thanks to the body’s natural resorption of bone as we get older.

Can Tori cause snoring?