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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 60-64

Prevalence of torus palatinus and torus mandibularis among Malay population


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Dean Mansarovar Dental College, Kolar Road, Bhopal India and Ex Faculty, School of Dental Sciences, University Sains Malaysia
2 Department of Restorative Dentistry, Dean School of Dental Sciences, University Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
3 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Mansarovar Dental College, Kolar Road, Bhopal, India

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N Mishra
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Mansarovar Dental College, Kolar Road, Bhopal, India

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2231-0762.97704

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The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence, size, shape, and location of torus palatinus (TP) and torus mandibularis (TM), and to assess their sex-related and age-related differences in the Malay population. Sixty-five subjects were assessed for the presence of both tori at the School of Dental Sciences University Sains Malaysia. The prevalence of TP was 38-63% and that of TM was 1-10%. TP was frequently more common in females than males (90.9% versus 9.1%; P < 0.05) and was frequently found in medium sizes, spindle shaped, and was often located at the combined premolar to molar areas. The prevalence of TM was not significantly different in males and females (33.3% versus 66.7%; P = 0.523), occurred most commonly in bilateral multiple form, and was often located at the canine to premolar area.


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