On the etiology and significance of palatal and mandibular tori.

  • Singh G
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Abstract

A recent review by Garcia, et al.1 was most interesting and timely. I would like to comment on only one aspect, namely, the etiology of torus palatinus and torus mandibularis. Nearly all researchers in this field agree that the underlying cause of tori remains unresolved. Here, I posit a possible mechanism for the formation of maxillary and mandibular tori, including buccal exostoses. These predictions emanate from the Spatial Matrix Hypothesis.2-4

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  • G. Dave Singh

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