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Charleroi, PA
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 answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
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.
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Dr. John Van der Werff
Dentistry 40 years experience
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.
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Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
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.
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Last updated Nov 27, 2017

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