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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Torus Palatinus

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Dr. Jerry Brown Dr. Brown
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
49 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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Does Torus Palatinus have to be in the center of the hard platate?

Does Torus Palatinus have to be in the center of the hard platate?

Torusus on Palate: Brittney; Tori can be very small to extremely large. May be found near ridge (off center) to middle of hard palate. A multitude of shapes and sizes.

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Dr. Steven Reubel Dr. Reubel
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
37 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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Does torus palatinus surgery hurt?

Does torus palatinus surgery hurt?

Yes it can: The tissue over the torus is very thin. On closure after removal of the bone, it tend to break down and heals in secondarily. Think of it as a large ulcer.

Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
Dentistry
50 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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The dentist told me I have torus palatinus, and I'm just wondering if it's dangerous?

The dentist told me I have torus palatinus, and I'm just wondering if it's dangerous?

Torus Palatinus: A torus is merely a localized overgrown of bone, completely benign, and definitely not dangerous. Since it is more pronounced than adjoining tissues and covered with a thin layer of mucosa, it may be more easily abraded by food. The main concern only occurs if one needs a removable prosthetic replacement for missing teeth and even then, it can easily be resolved.

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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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I've got a torus palatinus. And it has a sore on it. Should I be concerned?

I've got a torus palatinus. And it has a sore on it. Should I be concerned?

Torus trauma: The mucosa over the torus is fragile and easily injured, and it is possible for ulcers to form on the area of the tori due to repeated trauma. Most mouth ulcers don't require specific treatment, as they will usually heal on their own within 7-14 days.

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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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Can a high calcium food intake be a contribute to the formation of a torus palatinus?

Can a high calcium food intake be a contribute to the formation of a torus palatinus?

Definitely, no: The aetiology of torus palatinus is probably multifactorial, including environmental factors and unclear interplay genetic factors.

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Dr. Nathaniel Chan Dr. Chan
Dentistry
16 years in practice
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
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Does torus palatinus dangerous?

Does torus palatinus dangerous?

No: There are several reasons why torus platinum occur, usually stress and excessive biting force. It is not a problem unless you ever need to have a denture made.

Dr. Brian Dyess Dr. Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
34 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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What is the after care of a torus palatinus removal?

Gentle care: Recovery from palatal torus excision is slow due to thick dense underlying bone in the roof of your mouth and limited blood vessels supplying the area. The surgeon may place an acrylic stent as a bandage over the surgery site for the first 2 weeks. Soft diet for the first few days aid healing. Antiseptic oral rinses and/or salty water rinses during the first week are helpful. Time is most important.

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Dr. Ragan Faler Dr. Faler
Dentistry
20 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Dentistry
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For a year and a half. The dentist told me it is torus palatinus, and I'm just wondering if it's dangerous?

For a year and a half. The dentist told me it is torus palatinus, and I'm just wondering if it's dangerous?

Anatomy: A palatal tori is very common. It's just an extra bone. Hereditary as well. If you think it's the wrong diagnosis, this is something that can be ruled out pretty easily with a second opinion

Dr. Daniel Sampson Dr. Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
22 years in practice
UC Davis School of Medicine
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Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff Dr. Rotskoff
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
42 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Dr. Daniel Quon Dr. Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
38 years in practice
University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry
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What can I do to treat torus palatinus at home if that's what I have? It's a lump on the roof of my mouth, it's hard and smooth, not painful.

What can I do to treat torus palatinus at home if that's what I have? It's a lump on the roof of my mouth, it's hard and smooth, not painful.

No Home Treatment: A torus palatinus is a dense benign growth of bone, usually in the midline of the hard palate. The growith can appear in various shapes and sizes. They are indicated for removal in individuals who are going to have an upper partial or complete denture made where the bone may interfere with the appliance or in individuals where the bone may cause speech or hygiene problems.

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Dr. Kari Sakurai Dr. Sakurai
Dentistry
28 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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I have a bump in the middle on the roof of my mouth. For thelast 4 days, I noticed it was sore and had a little red cut or sore on it. Is it serious? Could it be torus palatinus?

I have a bump in the middle on the roof of my mouth. For thelast 4 days, I noticed it was sore and had a little red cut or sore on it. Is it serious? Could it be torus palatinus?

Possibly: See your dentist for a proper diagnosis. Tori are common in 20% of the population and can be exacerbated by bruxism of minor trauma. However other conditions could contribute to your symptoms and would ne nest addressed with an examination.

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis Dr. Davantzis
Dentistry
36 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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Dr. Mark Stern Dr. Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
42 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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Dr. Patricio Gargollo Dr. Gargollo
Pediatrics - Urology
17 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

None that I'm aware: Orchitis is either a viral or bacterial infection of the testicle. If bacterial you need antibiotics. If you are sexually active get checked for a sexually transmitted infection.

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Dr. Govind Sharma Dr. Sharma
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
56 years in practice
Karnatak University Dharwad, B. L. D. E. Association's Medical College
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What are the possible alternative treatments for dystonia?

What are the possible alternative treatments for dystonia?

Dystonia: Stopping the medication that is causing the dystonia, if it is is sevesre IV Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps.

Dr. Theresa Redling Dr. Redling
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
30 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Could I have success with alternative treatments for alzhiemers?

Could I have success with alternative treatments for alzhiemers?

Possibly: AD is an incurable degenerative disease of the brain. There have been some studies using medium chain triglycerides to 'feed' the brain (Axona). Recently a study supported the use of hi dose Vit E. Other supplements include Vinpocetine and phosphatidyl serine. Be careful even with supplements and 'natural' products- they maybe unsafe or have interactions with other products or medications.

Dr. Jefferson Chen Dr. Chen
Neurosurgery
30 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What are alternative treatments for paralysis?

What are alternative treatments for paralysis?

Depends on cause: With paralysis from a stroke or from a spinal cord injury, the mainstays of treatment start with physical and occupational therapy. The goal is to retrain the muscles and decrease disuse atrophy and spasticity (stiffness). There is a lot of research being done on stem cell transplants and electrocortical activation of prosthetics. We anxiously await their progress.

Dr. Joel Gallant Dr. Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
32 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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Are there any alternative treatments for rabies?

Are there any alternative treatments for rabies?

No: Since there's very little standard treatment for rabies once the disease has begun, it's hard to talk about "alternative treatments." someone with rabies should be hospitalized. There have been a few cases of survival with an induced coma. The most important way to deal with rabies is to give human rabies immunoglobulin (hrig) and Rabies Vaccine after exposure, before the onset of disease.

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Cataracts, what are some alternative treatments?

Cataracts, what are some alternative treatments?

None really: Nothing other than surgery has proven to be effective for cataracts. Surgery is so highly successfuly that there is nothing to be worried about. Alternative supplements, maneuvers and medications are of no benefit.