A 42-year-old female asked:
hard, painless bony bump on top of mouth. a little to the right of midline. same color as palate. i'm scared and can't see a dentist for week. ?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Ragan Faler answered
23 years experience Dentistry
Palatial torus: This very well could be a palatal torus. A very common bony development found in the roof of the mouth. However, any bump is worth a look by your dentist.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
Dr. John Van der Werff answered
38 years experience Dentistry
Could be..: A boney growth called a torus. If that is what it is, it is nothing to be concerned about. Keep your appointment with the dentist to make sure.
Answered on Aug 6, 2015
Dr. Howard Schneider answered
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Don't panic: Most likely this is a palatal torus as suggested by the other doctors here and is harmless. Regardless of what it is, you have your appointment with a dentist in a week, nothing will happen with this type of area in that short period of time.
Answered on Jan 25, 2014
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