We understand that tori, or excess bone growth in the mouth, can cause discomfort and affect oral health. Our team at 3D Dentistry can provide tori removal in cases where your tori causes pain, irritation, or trouble eating and give you a healthy, pain-free smile. As excess bone growth, most bone growths stop at a certain point, and if they cause problems, they need to be removed through surgery.
Under Dr. Bustos’s care, our team can provide tori removal, a surgical procedure that removes your tori from the palate or lower jawbone.
- Consultation: During your initial consultation, Dr. Bustos will examine your mouth and take X-rays to determine the size and location of your tori. From there, he and his team will design a treatment plan to remove your tori.
- Tori Removal Surgery: During your scheduled appointment, our team will carefully remove your tori using advanced dental techniques and will perform it under local anesthesia to ensure comfort during the procedure.
- Recovery and Post-Operative Care: Following the procedure, our team will provide detailed instructions on how to care for your mouth while it is healing and prescribe pain medication to manage any discomfort you may experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a tori removal?
All tori are benign and often don’t interfere with eating, drinking, or speaking. However, if you are planning on getting dentures or are experiencing discomfort from your tori while wearing dentures, then it may be advised to have the tori removed by an oral surgeon or dentist.
Is tori removal painful?
Because it’s done under local anesthesia, you should not experience any pain during the procedure. During your recovery, you may experience discomfort or soreness, but it can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
How long does it take to recover from tori removal?
Recovery time will vary depending on the size and location of your tori, but most patients can return back to their normal activities within a few days. Make sure to avoid hard or crunchy foods for a few days to allow your mouth to heal.
Will tori removal affect my ability to eat or speak?
You may experience temporary changes to your ability to eat or speak after your surgery, but these should improve as your mouth heals. In some people’s cases, tori removal can actually improve your ability to eat and speak by removing that discomfort.
Can tori grow back after they have been removed?
While most cases don’t grow back, they can grow back after they have been removed. During regular dental check-ups, we will monitor your mouth to ensure your tori does not return.
At 3D Dentistry, our team can provide you with dentures and other dental restorations and give you a back a lovely smile! Dr. Victor Bustos and his team can perform tori removals and provide dental restorations, and if you wish to learn more, call us at (941) 253-2300 today to schedule an appointment!