Extra Molar?

Hello! I am a 14 year old girl with what almost seems as an extra molar... Back in November, I had realized I had a VERY sharp pain in the back of my mouth... One day I decided to look at it and see what it was, I quickly came to realize it looked like another tooth and even my parents hadn't believed me because they couldn't see it, notice and feel it as well as I could. I have been to my dentist 3 times to make sure everything was okay and he had given me unclear answers as to what exactly it is/was. Since I know some dental terminology, I can tell you it is to the left of the midline, right of my second molar... Since I cannot include images on here , e-mail me and I can send you recent pictures of this tooth. So, my question is, based off of the information I just provided, can you figure out what this is?

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Answer: Extra Molar

By Sarah h
Dental Professional

Based off your description, it sounds like what you are feeling is what is called a torus or tori. This is an extra bony growth which can be found on the mandibular or maxillary arch most common on the lingual (surface nearest to the tongue) region. . It+ generally is found near or after the premolar region. This can cause pain and discomfort, or go unnoticeable. About 5-10% of the population has tori. It is also possible to have a supernumerary tooth or wisdom tooth present. Your general dentist can take a panoramic x-ray to determine if there is a supernumerary tooth present. If it is still questionable, you may want to get the professional opinion of an oral surgeon.

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