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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. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Small bumps and lumps hard palate no size grow in a year or more torus? Cancer? Gum colored rough patches on jaw no red or white. Dentist soon. Help23age

Small bumps and lumps hard palate no size grow in a year or more torus? Cancer? Gum colored rough patches on jaw no red or white. Dentist soon. Help23age

Ask: Ask your Dentist after he/she has examined you for a knowledgeable answer. Upper jaw torus is usually singular and in midline. You have to be examined to be diagnosed, but odds are that your lesions are not cancerous. ...Read more

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How does cancer start?

How does cancer start?

Cancer: Usually, a single mutation in a cell causes that cell to grow uncontrollably and possibly develop into a cancer. If you get regular screenings, such as a pap smear, mammogram, colonoscopy after 50, regular health check ups, skin surveys, oral cancer evaluarions, and the like, and be alert for signs of illness, your doctor should be able to detect any abnormality early enough to intervene. ...Read more

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How can cancer spread?

How can cancer spread?

See below: Cancer can spread by invading nearby tissues, by invading lymphatics and thus gaining entry into blood and by invading veins and spreading through the blood stream. See this site for more info.
http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/sites-types/metastatic. ...Read more

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How does cancer spread?

How does cancer spread?

In many ways: Cancers can spread in many ways- it spreads to distant organs through the blood vessels or through lymph nodes or along nerves. It can also spread locally by directly growing into surrounding organs. ...Read more

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How I can avoid cancer?

How I can avoid cancer?

Million dollar?: Cancers are multi factorial. Healthy diet, exercise, proper rest, avoiding stress, vitamin supplements, healthy environment, preventative check ups, annual physicals, are all important.
Genetics are also a strong influence. ...Read more

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What is a cancer cluster?

What is a cancer cluster?

More than expected: A cancer cluster is a term used by statisticians and epidemiologists to refer to a greater than expected incidence of cancer in a certain group of people in the same geographic area over a certain period of time, often suggesting an environemental link. A notable historical example is testicular cancer among chimney sweeps in 18th century london. ...Read more

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Can takis give u cancer?

Can takis give u cancer?

No: I am not aware of any reason to think that spicy corn chips can give you cancer. However, there is nothing to stop some jerk from making this up, and people want to believe foolish scare stories. If the stuff actually caused cancer, somebody at the nih would be able to prove it -- real science is driven by vanity & no conspiracy can suppress it. Enjoy your corn chips. ...Read more

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Can prayanam cure cancer?

Can prayanam cure cancer?

You mean pranayama?: Pranayama is a yoga routine. It may enhance well-being and enhance personal strength but I am not aware of any proof that it cures cancer. ...Read more

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Best way to avoid cancer?

Best way to avoid cancer?

Can't totally avoid: ...All cancer but do this: don't use tobacco products, limit alcohol intake, exercise, eat well, know your family history, and establish a relationship with a good family doc who will recommend the age specific screenings based on your risk.
Alas, there are things out of our control so don't let this become an obsession in your life. ...Read more

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What is stage four cancer?

What is stage four cancer?

Cancer spread: There are 4 stages of cancer. Stage 4 means the cancer has spread from the starting organ into another organ. Examples: breast cancer into bone, colon cancer into liver. Stage 4 cancers are usually not cured surgically and often require chemotherapy. The goal of treating stage 4 cancer is to prolong life and ease suffering. Rarely some stage 4 cancers are cured...Think lance armstrong! ...Read more

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Can aniexty give u cancer?

Can aniexty give u cancer?

No: Please try not to add to your anxiety with this idea. Do seek help for your anxiety. It can cause physical problems that can be quite serious - but not cancer. Find a therapist and work together with or without medication to deal with your issues. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can mushrooms help cancer?

Can mushrooms help cancer?

No: There is no scientific evidence that mushrooms help cancer. ...Read more

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What is small cell cancer?

What is small cell cancer?

Usually lung: This is a special kind of smoker's lung cancer that isn't curable but usually responds amazingly well for months to a few years to simple classical chemotherapy. The term "oat cell" describes its classic look. Small-cell cancers can pop up in other organs and often act similarly. ...Read more

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Can earrings cause cancer?

Can earrings cause cancer?

You decide: Don't get your ears pierced until you're very sure it's what you want and know you're not a keloid former. The fact that many people get keloids from this gave rise to the myth that it "causes cancer" -- keloids aren't cancer but are troublesome. ...Read more

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Can takis give you cancer?

Doubtful: Overeating any processed foods may cause short-term problems but we are hard pressed to associate cancer with it yet. ...Read more

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Will cancer ever be cured?

Will cancer ever be cured?

Yes and no: Cancer is not "other", it is the inevitable result of accumulated mutations in our own genes and will eventually arise and kill any multicellular organism that does not die of something else first. However, we now cure 4 out of 6 cancers mostly due to early detection. Fear cancer, but fear it rationally and with knowledge as an advocate for your own health. ...Read more