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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 767-771

Mandibular Tori: A source of autogenous bone graft


Department of Periodontics, Sri Ramachandra Dental College, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Muthukumar Santhanakrishnan
Department of Periodontics, Sri Ramachandra Dental College, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai - 600 116, Tamil Nadu
India
Muthukumar Santhanakrishnan
Department of Periodontics, Sri Ramachandra Dental College, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai - 600 116, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.147423

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Restoration of lost alveolar bone support remains as one of the main objectives of periodontal surgery. Amongst the various types of bone grafts available for grafting procedures, autogenous bone grafts are considered to be the gold standard in alveolar defect reconstruction. Although there are various sources for autogenous grafts including the mandibular symphysis and ramus, they are almost invariably not contiguous with the area to be augmented. An alternative mandibular donor site that is continuous with the recipient area and would eliminate the need for an extra surgical site is the tori/exostoses. Bone grafting was planned for this patient as there were angular bone loss present between 35-36 and 36-37. As the volume of bone required was less and bilateral tori were present on the lingual side above the mylohyoid line, the tori was removed and used as a source of autogenous bone graft, which were unnecessary bony extensions present on the mandible and continuous with the recipient area. Post-operative radiographs taken at 6 and 12 month intervals showed good bone fill and also areas of previous pockets, which did not probe after treatment indicates the success of the treatment. The use of mandibular tori as a source of autogenous bone graft should be considered whenever a patient requires bone grafting procedure to be done and presents with a tori.


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