Prevalence of maxillary and Mandibular tori in a group of population in Sulaimani city

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Author: 
Dr. Arivan Mahmood Hama and Dr. Darya Khalid Mahmood
Abstract: 

Background: Tori are benign anatomical bony prominences occurring in the hard palate and the lingual aspect of the mandible.
Aim: to investigate the prevalence of maxillary and mandibular tori in different gender and age group.
Methodology: three hundred and fifty patients from shorish teaching dental center (198 males and 152 females) were examined for presence of torus palatinus and torus mandibularis, their location and relation to gender and age were evaluated.
Result: the overall prevalence of tori was 9.42%. The prevalence of torus palatinus was 4.75%, while the prevalence of torus mandibularis was 4.85%. Female showed a higher prevalence of tori 10.52% than males 8.58%.
Conclusion: the incidence of tori is higher in females when compared to males, torus palatinus is more frequent in younger age group, whiletorus mandibularis in older age group.

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