mandibular torus

man·dib·u·lar to·rus

, torus mandibularis
an exostosis protruding from the lingual aspect of the mandible, usually opposite the premolar teeth.

mandibular torus

a nonneoplastic external bony overgrowth of bone caused by genetics and environmental conditions such as bruxism. Tori are located bilateral or unilateral in the area of the lower canine and first premolar regions. Tori can appear radioopaque in radiographic or dental images. No treatment is necessary unless there is interference with chewing, recurring trauma, or placement of a dental prosthesis. See also torus palatinus, palatine torus.

man·dib·u·lar to·rus

, torus mandibularis (man-dibyū-lăr tōrŭs, man-dibyū-lāris)
Exostosis protruding from lingual aspect of mandible, usually opposite premolar teeth.