Avances en Odontoestomatología
versión impresa ISSN 0213-1285
FUENTES FERNANDEZ, R. et al. Presence of oral exostoses on patients of Temuco, Chile. Av Odontoestomatol [online]. 2012, vol.28, n.2, pp.63-69. ISSN 0213-1285.
The torus comes from Latin word that means circular prominence or tumor and which is not considered like a pathological condition. 159 patients were evaluated randomly in the dental clinics of Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, to determine the prevalence of exostoses on this population. These patients filled a tab in order to relate this condition with some associated factors. A prevalence of 5.66% was observed with predominance in female gender, in mandibular zone. While certain factors studied showed no trends except for clinical features, none exhibited statistically significant results.
Palabras clave : Tori; torus palatinus; torus mandibularis; exostoses; anatomical condition.