ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY | CORRECTIVE JAW SURGERY
Buccal exostosis are rare, hard bony growth found on the maxillary alveolus.
They are self-limiting and painless. Their size may increase to several centimeters, causing food lodgement. This contributes to periodontal disease of adjoining teeth if the patient’s oral hygiene is poor.
Conservative surgical correction of the bony mass is necessary if it interferes with function, denture placement and smile.