Prevalence of Torus Palatinus among Iraqi Population in Sama | 91832

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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Prevalence of Torus Palatinus among Iraqi Population in Samawah City

Author(s): Mohammed A Alsmael*, Bushra M Alamen and Sabreen W


Localized, benign, asymptomatic overgrowth of cortical bone, it sometimes discovered by chance during routine oral cavity examinations, which can affect fabrication of prosthesis. The aim of the study is to assess the prevalence and the shape of the torus palatinus and determine the age and gender relation to the torus palatinus among the Iraqi population in ALSamawah city. Clinical examination include 523 patients (10 over 60 years) were divided into 6 groups. The total number of patients with tori is 54 (10.33%). Females show higher percentage (14.29%) than males (6%). The prevalence of torus palatinus is highest in the second group (20-29 years old) with 14.12%. No significant relationship was found between prevalence of palatal tori and age group. The flat type which was the most frequently present with a percent of 5.5% in relation to total population and counted for more than the half (53.7%) of total tori.

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