What is Torus Platinus?

Understanding medical conditions like Torus Platinus is important. Health is an important aspect of our lives and leading a healthy life is very important for all of us. If you figure any of the health problem visiting a doctor shall be a priority and more than that avoiding any of the health problems will be the best and you can do that by eating healthy food and exercising.

But still even after avoiding all the health problems some things happen and the best way to deal with that is going for regular medical checkups and even going against the schedule if you notice anything odd. Most of the time the things that you think could be a health problem are nothing but that should not stop you from addressing health problems because it is better safe than sorry.

Torus Platinus is a health condition that isn’t harmful but does need the medical attention towards it.

What Torus Platinus is

Torus Platinus is basically a bony growth or bumps on the mouth palate and it is usually painless and harmless too. It also goes by the name Tori Platini, Platinus Torus and Torus Palatal. By the name Platinus and palatal it is obvious that it is related to the mouth palate.

Mouth palate basically is the roof of the mouth and it is bone covered with flesh but if any of the bone outgrowths appears on your palate then it must be the Torus Platinus. Even though it isn’t harmful or painful most of the people will tend to ignore it but having it checked so that you are not confusing something else over Torus Platinus is necessary.

It also is very uncomfortable you definitely would want its removal and there are a number of treatment methods that can help you with that. Torus Platinus is more common in a woman as compared to men and it is more common in Asian and Native American countries. The things that make the Torus Platinus really uncomfortable is that due to continuous trauma it can also form ulcers.


Symptoms are the ways that can help us confirm any of the medical problems. So, checking on the symptoms is necessary to declare that a person is suffering from a health issue.

Just like all the other health issues symptoms of Torus Platinus are important to be considered and following are one of the symptoms that may appear along with the Torus Platinus and these symptoms can also help identify Torus Platinus to other any similar conditions

  • The first thing that you need to know about it is that it is located right in the centre of mouth palate.
  • It varies from size 2 to 6 millimetres. This is the only size range and any growth smaller or greater than this range can be something else but still is something that you mustn’t ignore.
  • Just like the size range, there is also the specific shape in which the Torus Platinus can appear and the shapes in which Torus Platinus appears are the modular, spindle-shaped and even flat.
  • Torus Platinus grows slowly and it grows in such a pattern that it starts appearing in your teenage years and may grow to the full size until you are in your middle age and you usually don’t notice it until then. In some case, as the person ages, the Torus Platinus may also shrink back due to bone resorption.

Reasons behind the Torus Platinus

There are a number of reasons that can be the cause behind the Torus Platinus and following are some of them.

  • It is usually believed that Torus Platinus is a genetic trait and even if you are the first one in your family to have Torus Platinus there are chances that you may pass it on in the next generation and in some cases parents with Torus Platinus didn’t pass this trait along
  • Another reason that can cause the Torus Platinus is the diet. It has been observing that countries that eat the saltwater fish a lot like Japan and Croatia they get Torus Platinus frequently and the reason behind it can be the increased consumption of vitamin D and polyunsaturated fat that are present in the Saltwater fish and can cause the growth of the bones.
  • Frequent clenching of your teeth can also cause the Torus Platinus and this may occur because when you put pressure the centre if that pressure becomes the mid-palate and this may cause in the eruption of bone outgrowth.
  • Increased bone density is something that appears in the postmenopausal women and they can get the Torus Platinus because of increased bone density.

Treatment methods

Treatment becomes necessary in the Torus Platinus if it is causing ulcers in your mouth and also because if it is uncomfortable for you and the only treatment method that is available for Torus Platinus is Surgery.

As said before it is not necessary for you to have the torus Platinus treated unless it gets comfortable and surgery is the best option for you if you can afford the cost when it comes to this and you can have surgery only under following circumstances

  • Causing ulcers and is getting uncomfortable
  • Causes you difficulty in chewing
  • Is big enough that you can’t fit your dentures

The surgery for this is very simple and you shall not be afraid of it and it is performed in such a way that your surgeon under the local anaesthesia will cut open the palate and after removing the outgrowth will close the wound by the help of the sutures and there rarely is any complication of the surgery. Choosing your surgeon wisely will be a thing you may need to consider when you have decided on having it removed.

After the surgery has been performed you need to avoid eating hard foods that may open up the wound and instead stick to soft foods. Oral antiseptic is necessary as a precaution for infection and getting your painkillers for any kind of pain will help you recover from the surgery well in 3 to 4 weeks.

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