Buccal Exostosis

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Buccal exostosis ocurr as a bilateral row of bony hard nodules along the facial aspect of the maxillary (Figure 1-1) and/or mandible (Figure 1-2). They are usually asymtomatic, unless the thin overlying mucosa becomes ulcerated from trauma. One study reported that buccal exostoses were found in 1 of every 1000 adults, although the prevalence could be even higher. They ocurr equally in males and females.
Figure 1.1 - Maxillary Buccal Exostosis

Figure 1.1 - Mandible Buccal Exostosis