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Dental and Oral Health (Adults)

Palatal Tori

09/13/2010

Question:

I just found out I have a Tori Palatal. My question is can cancer come into play in the ridge of the mouth area? My father passed of a brain tumor back in 2005. I am concerned. My dentist said not to worry, for now I can go without outpatient surgery. My mom, she is a breast cancer survivor so I am at high risk. The Tori Palatal does not hurt in any way, shape, or form, I have no pain. Thank you.

Answer:

Palatal Tori are just normal bumps of bone like a boney elbow.  Your Dentist is absolutely correct.  They do not turn into or cause cancer. Don't worry, be happy.

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Response by:

David Lee Hall, DDS David Lee Hall, DDS
Clinical Associate Professor of Primary Care
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University