Large tori can infringe on tongue space, which could impact breathing by forcing the tongue back into the throat. This distalization of the tongue into the throat could then infringe on airway space.
Torus mandibularis may be not only annoying to the patient in interfering with removable prostheses but can also cause obstructive sleep apnea. Saffran AJ, Clark RF. Torus mandibularis: an unusual cause of obstructive sleep apnea. Ear Nose Throat J. 2004;83(5): 324.
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