FREQUENCY OF TORI IN PATIENTS SEEN AT PROSTHODONTICS DEPARTMENT OF ISLAMABAD DENTAL HOSPITAL
Tori are benign growths of new bone in the mouth. The bony prominences go unobserved for a long period of time in the oral cavity due to their painless and benign nature. These are usually noticed during fabrication of a prosthesis as they affect the management of partially and completely edentulous patients. The occurrence of tori vary in populations and between genders. The aim of this study was to assess the frequency of torus palatinus and torus mandibularis seen in patients who visited Prosthodontics department of Islamabad Dental Hospital and to find out their gender predominance and variations among the sizes. A total of 278 patients over a period of 4 months were assessed. The results showed that maxillary tori were present in 7.6% of patients and mandibular tori were present in 0.3%. Among these 59% were females and 41% were males. The most frequent age group for tori was of 46-50 years.
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