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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Torus Palatinus

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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

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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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What is a torus mandibularis ?

What is a torus mandibularis ?

Extra bone: This is a fancy term for extra bone in the lower jaw. Usually this extra bone sticks out from the lower jaw underneath the tongue. It is a variation of normal and do not have to be removed. If you are going to be wearing dentures, then your dentist would recommend that they be removed. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of torus mandibularis condition?

How do I get rid of torus mandibularis condition?

Surgery: Surgery can be performed to remove the excess bone. Often this is a straight forward procedure. ...Read more

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What is torus mandibularis?

Extra jaw bone: It is extra dense jaw bone that can occur spontaneously. Usually found in patients who clench their teeth or have sleep apnea. There is no reason to remove the torus unless it is causing pain or preventing a denture from seating fully. ...Read more

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What are signs of torus mandibularis?

What are signs of torus mandibularis?

It's just anatomy.: Torus mandibularis is not a sign or a symptom, it's just anatomy. It refers to extra, lumpy bone that grows on the tongue side of the lower jaw. It's usually on both sides when present, but not always. It's slow growing and many patients do not know that they are present unless their dentist or surgeon tells them. It is not necessary to remove them unless they are in the way. ...Read more

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What are the possible complications of having the torus mandibular removed?

What are the possible complications of having the torus mandibular removed?

Several: Tori represent dense growths of bone. The floor of the mouth is a highly vascular area. Some possible complications may include swelling under the tongue, infections, bruising under the chin and along the neck, and possible irritation of the tissue over the tori as it is usually very thin and can be easily traumatized if care is not taken. ...Read more

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I believe I have torus mandibularis, why do I have this and is this dangerous/cancerous ?

I believe I have torus mandibularis, why do I have this and is this dangerous/cancerous ?

Benign bony growth: Torus mandibularis is a benign bony growth. However, if this is something that has developed lately, and that is growing, you should see a dentist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I need an oral & maxillofacial surgeon that have removed any torus mandibular, in dallas, tx ?

I need an oral & maxillofacial surgeon that have removed any torus mandibular, in dallas, tx  ?

Routine procedure: Usually an easy office procedure-can be done with a local anesthetic--all depends on patients medical history and presentation of the mandibular tori(torus). ...Read more

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