Torus palatinus (TP) is a specific name to identify exostoses developed in the hard palate along the median palatine suture.
It is constituted by normal compact and cancellous bone.
About 12-30% of the population has TP and it is often accidentally detected in young adults and middle-aged patients.
Despite not being considered a pathological condition, the detection of a palatine torus requires attention and knowledge of its management.
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Surgical removal of exostoses is indicated when the patient traumatizes the area of TP during the mastication and speech or when it is necessary for the rehabilitation of the upper arcade with complete dentures.
Source : Rev Odontol UNESP. 2014 Jan-Feb; 43(1): 72-76
Authors : Imada, Tjioe, Sampieri et al