Your Temecula dentist reminds you that we have seen and heard about nearly any oral health concern you can imagine. As a result, when you come to us stating that you have bumps beneath your tongue and you feel shaken up, we will likely quickly tell you that it’s nothing to worry about. But how can that be? you may ask yourself. Well, if what you’re looking at is something we refer to as tori, it’s because this is an absolutely A-OK, it’s-not-going-to-harm your smile thing that happens to some patients but not to others. Since you’re probably looking for a bit more reassurance than that, let’s delve into some facts!

Why Is It There?

The tori are there without serving a particular function, explains your Temecula dentist. Instead, they tend to run in your family and present as a result of your DNA! You may also develop them as the result of some type of localized injury or trauma. Bruxism, an involuntary and chronic grinding or clenching together of your teeth, may also be to blame. Figuring out the potential cause is easier when you visit us.

Should I Do Something?

You shouldn’t necessarily do anything once you determine that what you’re seeing or feeling are tori. However, your Temecula dentist does absolutely encourage you to visit us to make sure that’s what you’re experiencing. Remember that a “bump” in your mouth may be this bony growth or it could be something else. It’s always best to take the time to receive an expert diagnosis. Unless they are causing you some type of problem, you’ll simply leave them as they are.

See Us For A Checkup If You Notice Changes

If you notice that there are changes in your smile or you feel a bump, come on in for a visit, so we can tell you what’s going on. Give us a call in Temecula, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.