J Oral Med Oral Surg
Volume 25, Number 2, 2019
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Cas clinique et revue de la littérature / Up-to date review and case report|
|Published online||04 April 2019|
Up-to Date Review And Case Report
Palatal torus: etiology, clinical aspect, and therapeutic strategy
Odontology Department, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris Diderot University, Paris, France
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 17 December 2018
Introduction: Maxillary palatal tori are benign bone tumors that elevate the median of the palate. Although there are clinical variations, palatal tori are characterized by pathognomonic clinical and radiographic criteria. Observations: Here, we present the cases of two patients with a voluminous palatal torus that caused functional problems in one and formed an anatomical obstacle to the fitting of a removable prosthetic in the other. Given their size, these tori were surgically removed under general anesthesia. The postoperative course was simple. Discussion: The etiology of palatal torus is usually multifactorial: genetic factors, masticatory forces, and para-functions could all be factors in their development and growth. Considered as anatomical variations, palatal tori are asymptomatic in most cases and require no intervention. Conclusion: Surgical management is sometimes necessary to restore physiological orofacial functions or to allow the fitting of a prosthetic without harmful compromise.
Key words: palatal torus / bone regularization / protheztic rehabilitation / oral surgery
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