A 42-year-old female asked:
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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. ?

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Dr. Ragan Faler
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
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Dr. John Van der Werff
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
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Dr. Howard Schneider
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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