Exostoses-DoctorSpiller.com

Exostoses; Hard Bony Lumps under your gums

ExostosisExostoses

The bony lumps in the gums above and below the teeth are the exostoses.  It is theorized that these form in response to a long standing bruxing (grinding and clenching) habit as a way to fortify the bone that supports the teeth.  When a dentist sees these, he knows he is in for a difficult job if he has to extract these teeth.  After the teeth are removed, these bony bumps remain and present a problem for denture wearers.

Worried about oral cancer? Click here

If you are concerned about bad breath, see my full page on the types of bad breath, their causes and the cures for halitosis

Worried about other lumps, bumps or sores in your mouth? Click Here.

Want to understand dental insurance? Click here