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

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
You're not alone. About 1 in every 4 people have upper or lower tori. It's a normal anatomic variation.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
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In brief: Are not dangerous

The torus is a bony outgrowth in the mouth.
Torus palatinus does not need to be treated since its essential features appear to be normal. If concerned, ask your dentist for more information.

In brief: Are not dangerous

The torus is a bony outgrowth in the mouth.
Torus palatinus does not need to be treated since its essential features appear to be normal. If concerned, ask your dentist for more information.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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In brief: Not dangerous

Your dentist should have told you that.

In brief: Not dangerous

Your dentist should have told you that.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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