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Relieving mid-palatine area in complete dentures

# The purpose of relieving mid-palatine area in complete dentures is to prevent:
a) Pressure on palate
b) Midline fractures in dentures
c) Incorrect centric relation
d) Resorption of bone


The correct answer is A. Pressure on palate.

Mid palatine raphe is the median suture area covered by a thin submucousa and the mucosa layer is practically in contact with the underlying bone. For the reason the soft tissue covering the median palatal sutures is non resilient and may need to be relived to avoid trauma from the denture base.

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