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Last Updated: 7th Feb 2023

Is Torus Palatinus genetic?

Torus palatinus, or TP, is a benign anatomic variation. It has been suggested that gene factors may play a major role in its development. The results of the segregation test supported the suggestion that vertical transmission of TP could be found in 19 families.

Is Torus Palatinus also hereditary?

Torus palatinus is thought to be a Mendelian dominant trait that is controlled by an insufficiently penetrant gene [4]. Our case with dominant characteristics confirms this hereditary theory. Its presence or absence is determined by hereditary constituents.

What causes torus in the mouth? Torus mandibularis is a condition that occurs in the lower jaw. It can be caused by genetic or environmental factors such as grinding your teeth (bruxism), local irritation, or misaligned teeth that cause an irregular bite (malocclusion). Most cases of tori are not serious and don't require treatment.

This begs the question: How common is Torus palatinus?

Torus palatinus, a benign and painless bone growth that is located on the roof (the hard palate), is called "torus palatinus". torus is found in between 20 and 30 percent of the world's population. It is most common in Asian-American women.

Are Tori genetic?

It is more common than the bony growths on the palate (known as torus palatinus). Mandibular tori are more prevalent in Inuit and Asian populations and slightly less common in men. Mandibular "tori" are believed to be the result of local stress and not genetic influences.