Why did a torus palatinus just appear?

What causes it and who’s at risk? Researchers aren’t exactly sure what causes torus palatinus, but they strongly suspect it may have a genetic component such that a person with torus palatinus might pass the condition on to their children. Other possible causes include: Diet.

Why did a torus palatinus just appear?

What causes it and who’s at risk? Researchers aren’t exactly sure what causes torus palatinus, but they strongly suspect it may have a genetic component such that a person with torus palatinus might pass the condition on to their children. Other possible causes include: Diet.

Can torus palatinus become cancerous?

Outlook. Developing a torus palatinus can potentially be alarming, especially to someone anxious about oral health or cancer. However, these growths are benign, which means that they do not cause cancer and are not a risk factor for cancer.

Does torus palatinus need to be removed?

In most cases tori are benign and do not require treatment. However, tori will need to be surgically removed to accommodate upper or lower dentures and upper or lower partial dentures (flippers). Tori may also be removed to aid in minimizing food impaction under the excess bone, which will promote improved home care.

Can Tori become infected?

Tori palatinus can also become infected, as in our patient. It is not clear that drainage of the torus is beneficial or helps to speed up the recovery process. Instead, it can potentially introduce new pathogens into the area and cause more localized infection.

Can torus palatinus become infected?

When the torus is large, it is subject to irritation and ulceration from repeated trauma. Once injured, these growths can be slow to heal because of the limited number of blood vessels on their thin tissue surface. They can also become infected and very painful, making it difficult to eat and drink.

Why does my torus palatinus hurt?

Can Tori cause breathing problems?

Similar to enlarged tonsils or adenoids, a large tongue, or an enlarged uvula, large mandibular tori can contribute to breathing obstructions, making one more susceptible to snoring and sleep apnea. That’s why a surgical correction should be done prior to oral appliance or CPAP machine therapy.