Bony growths are the most common in the areas of the mouth. They can become uncomfortable for the person, while also giving the person problems. Generally, bony growths have a lot to do with those that have TMJ. Not every person with TMJ will have bony growths, just like not every person with bony growths have TMJ.
It is important to speak with your dentist here regarding any bony growths or TMJ issues you may be having, so that they're able to treat the issues.
Bony Growths in the Mouth
These are the body's way to build up a protection against pressure in the mouth, causing it to grow extra bone surrounding the teeth to protect it. When this happens, this can cause pain in the person's mouth and even extra pressure in that area.
Through the use of the dentist, as well as further information on how to treat and remove bony growths, the person can have a more comfortable mouth. However, it is important to treat the underlying cause of the growths. These bony growths can become an issue while trying to chew, talk or even make the gums sore.
They can cause problems when trying to brush or floss, as well. This means the teeth and mouth do not get as clean as it needs to be. This is the biggest issue that causes tooth decay.
Speak with Our Dentists Today for Help
It is best to speak with our dentists to not only help with your bony growths, but also the TMJ. It is possible to have a healthier, more comfortable mouth, but treatment for both is necessary.
Removing just the bony growths without addressing the TMJ can become a problem since the growths may just come back again. Speak with our dentists today to find out how we can help.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at San Jose - (408) 479-9449, Gilroy - (408) 479-8788 or Los Banos - (209) 826-4312 today.