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Bony nodes on the roof of the mouth. Have swelling. What are these?

Hi. I went to ENT today. Right at the back of the roof of the mouth (after the teeth finish by 2 cm when you follow the gum line) there is a boney type nodes on both sides of the upper palate which are identical (little lumps). However the left one is swollen, more money in feel and hurts and I can feel the bone with my tongue on this side and irritates when swallowing. The right side is fine and smooth. The ENT consultant said not to worry and not to touch it as it bruises but should settle down. He told me what the nodes are called and that they are not removed, however I forgot what he said they were called. Please advise their names. Will the boney feel ever return back to a smooth feel? Thanks
Asked On : Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Thanks for posting your query.
The bony nodes can be torus palatinus or abscess arised from periapical or periodontal infection of any tooth involved.
Please do visit a dentist and get examination done.
If this is just a growth,no need to worry.
If there is pus and fluid accumulated within the lump,it has to be drained as soon as possible.
Root canal treatment and curettage is indicated in such conditions.
Take antibiotics -complete course too.
Meanwhile,please do not irritate the area using fingernails/safety pins.
Hope this helps.
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Small bony lumps on both the sides of the palate can be TORUS PLATINUS, such type of lesions are beningn in nature and can be surgically removed if causing discomfort.

Other than this it can be due to infection arrising from an infected tooth, cold sore, canker sore, any cyst, salivary gland swelling.

To rule out this you need to visit a Dentist and get the checkup done, take an OPG radiograph which will give the exact diagnosis and treatment plan.

Maintain a good oral hygiene, take lukewarm saline and antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

Bony nodules that you have mentioned could be any of these.

1.Palatal tori, a small bony prominence, that can be surgically removed.

2. Infection arrising from an infected tooth.

3. Cyst or tumour.

4. Canker sore

5. Cold sore

6.Salivary gland inflammation.

This has to be clinically confirmed and treated accordingly.

Please get an x ray done, furhter it can be treated by dentist.

Hope it helps.

Take care.
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Dentist Dr. Benley George's  Response
The bony projection in your palate is known as Torus Platinus whcih is a normal feature. You need not worry about it. If you have any discomfort regarding is it can be reshapped surgically. The bony projection can be corrected surgically by an Oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The bony prominmence will not return to a smooth shape.
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