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Palatine torus and mandibular torus are bony growths similar bony growths similar, which develop in different areas of the mouth.

What is Torus Palatineus?

The benign bony protrusion that develops in the area of the palate is called palatal torus or palatal buckle. In particular, the
torus (mandibular and palatine)
can be classified according to their appreciable characteristics into:

Unique Torus

When a single bony protrusion is recognized bony protrusion.

Multiple torus

If it is composed of two or more bony protrusions.

Unilateral torus

In case of the appearance of bone growths on one side of the palate.

Bilateral torus

When development occurs on both sides of the palate.

It is also possible to make another classification according to the way in which they develop, recognizing flat, fusiform, nodular and lobular torus.

On the other hand, the size of the torus may vary according to the case; formations are found between 1 and 5 millimeters.

How can I identify the symptoms experienced by a patient with a palatal buckle?

Difficulty in pronouncing words correctly.

Unusual and painless bony growths in the upper part of the mouth (palate).

Difficulty swallowing food (swallowing problems).

Fever may occur in some cases.


Gum ulcers.

Presence of caries, toothache or gingivitis °.

causas de la aparicion del torus palatino

What are the causes of palatal torus?


Incomplete fractures produced by severe impacts (as in cases of accidents).


Constant rubbing of the teeth can stimulate the development of bony protrusions. bony protrusions in the palate and/or jaw.


A bite in constant tension favors bone formation and favors the appearance of the palatal buckle.


It occurs more frequently in patients under 30 years of age.

Genetic factors

The relationship between patients with torus palatinus within the same family group has been demonstrated in some scientific studies.

Should palatal torus be corrected?

Undoubtedly, the corrective treatment of palatal torus is more related to the level of affectation it produces in the patient.

As mentioned above, these are bone growths benign and if they do not grow too much, they can go unnoticed. Even so, some go on to develop a torus size size, capable of affecting the individual’s daily activities, making surgical intervention necessary.

In these cases, the procedure to correct it is ambulatory. For this purpose, excess bone is removed with special instruments with rotating shafts that gradually abrade the bone to the level required by the specialist.

Once this action is completed, any imperfections are filed out and the corresponding section is closed. Finally,
the dentist will prescribe treatment with analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs to help the patient cope with
to help the patient cope with the discomfort during recovery.

What consequences or possible complications can be associated with palatal torus?

Although many people are alarmed by the presence of a bony protrusion atypical bony protrusion inside the mouth, torus palatini is not actually a sign of cancer.

However, oral or buccal cancer may develop similar formations of bumps in the palate or throat that should be properly treated and differentiated from the palatal girdle.

Se debe corregir el torus palatino

At this point it is important for the patient to be clear about his or her case, since anxiety states related to this uncertainty factor needlessly affect a considerable group of patients with torus.

Likewise, the presence of these structures inside the mouth can make daily brushing and oral hygiene more or less difficult. oral hygieneThis can lead to the appearance of different oral problems such as caries, bad breath and periodontal diseases.

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Genetic factors in the occurrence of torus palatinus

The onset of this condition may be influenced by several genetic factors. genetic factors. Among them we can mention:

Hereditary genetic factors

Torus palatinus can be transmitted from parents to children through genes. There are inheritance patterns that may influence its appearance.

Genetic mutations

Some genetic mutations may increase the likelihood of developing torus palatinus. These mutations may affect the genes responsible for bone development in the palate.

Family predisposition

There is evidence that the occurrence of torus palatini may have a familial predisposition. This means that people with a family history of torus palatinus have an increased risk of developing this condition.

Treatment of Torus Palatineus

Treatment may vary depending on the size of the torus and the symptoms presented by each individual. Some of the treatment options to consider in these cases include:

Observation and monitoring

In mild cases, where palatal torus does not cause discomfort or affect oral function, it may be sufficient to simply observe and monitor the condition without intervention.

Adjustment of diet

In some cases, dietary changes may be recommended to avoid foods or beverages that may cause irritation or injury to the torus palatini.

Mouth protection

For those who engage in contact sports or activities that may increase the risk of injury to the torus palatini, mouthguards may be recommended to protect the area.


In more severe cases, where palatal torus causes significant discomfort or hinders oral function, surgery may be considered. Surgery may involve total or partial removal of the palatal torus to relieve symptoms.

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