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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Dental and Oral Health (Adults)
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.
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.
David Lee Hall, DDS
Clinical Associate Professor of Primary Care
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University