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16 Jun

Association Between Signs and Symptoms of Bruxism and Presence of Tori


Temporomandibular joint disorder is a common condition affecting up to around 15% of the adult population. Often, TMD can heal on its own, but in rare cases the pain may last longer and require the attention of a medical professional.

If you’re experiencing pain or tenderness in the jaw, ears, head, neck, back or you’re having trouble chewing, this can be related to TMJ disorder and a dental sleep expert or dentist will be the best source for diagnosis and treatment recommendations.


Also, Torus palatinus (TP) is an exostosis within the median line area of the palate, usually symmetrical, but sometimes appearing as an irregular round mass.

Torus mandibularis (TM) is situated lingually in the area of the premolars and above the linea mylohyoidea2.


A research carried out in Thailand by two doctors revealed the prevalence of torus and parafunctional activity: clenching, teeth grinding and bruxism, are higher in patients with temporomandibular disorder (TMD). 

Therefore, the presence of mandibular torus can come as an identification tool for a bruxist, given the difficulty that the individual commonly has in recognizing himself as such. 

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