Question by Lindseyls1: Protruding bone under gums from clenching teeth?
I have been diagnosed with bruxism (clenching my teeth) and I have a question regarding my bone/gums.. On the upper left side of my mouth the bone under my gums is protruding out.. this has been going on for a long time, but it never bothered me.. It is protruding so much now that my gums are bleeding (only on the side that is protruding tho). What is this called?? I know it is from clenching my teeth, is there any surgery that can remove/file the bone to a normal size? Im so confused!! Thanks!
Answer by Dr. Sam
YOu hav eprobably described an “exostosis.” It can be removed if it is causing you trouble.