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Oral Tori Are Associated With Local Mechanical and Systemic Factors: A Case-Control Study.
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PMID:  23010373     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: To estimate if various dental factors, medications, and medical conditions are associated with an increased risk for the presence of oral tori. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using a case-control study design, the investigators identified and adjudicated a sample of cases with torus palatinus (TP) and/or torus mandibularis (TM) during a 1.5-year period. The medical records were abstracted and data on dental factors, temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD), medications, and medical conditions were recorded. Risk estimates were calculated as adjusted odds ratios (AORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) using conditional logistic regression analyses, and the P value was set at .05. RESULTS: The sample was composed of 66 subjects with TM, 34 subjects with TP, and 100 control subjects from the same database. Any form of oral torus (TP and/or TM) was associated significantly with TMD (AOR, 10.51; 95% CI, 4.46 to 24.78; P < .01) and tooth attrition (AOR, 5.22; 95% CI, 2.32 to 11.77; P < .01). TP was associated significantly with TMD (AOR, 4.14; 95% CI, 1.21 to 14.21; P < .05), tooth attrition (AOR, 38.18; 95% CI, 7.20 to 202.41; P < .01), and treated hypertension (AOR, 6.64; 95% CI, 1.31 to 33.57; P < .05). TM was associated significantly with TMD (AOR, 5.77; 95% CI, 2.38 to 13.98; P < .01), tooth attrition (AOR, 6.69; 95% CI, 2.78 to 16.14; P < .01), and a penicillin allergy (AOR, 4.45; 95% CI, 1.05 to 18.83; P < .05). CONCLUSIONS: This study provides clinical evidence showing significant associations between oral tori and various dental factors, medications, and medical conditions. These findings add to the list of environmental factors believed to contribute to the formation of oral tori.
Matthew Daniel Morrison; Faleh Tamimi
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-22
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Title:  Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1531-5053     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-9-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8206428     Medline TA:  J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Research Assistant, Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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