MANDIBULAR TORUS REMOVAL

The mandibular torus is a benign bony growth of the lingual (inside) surface of the mandible in the molar and premolar region. Tori are usually bilateral and can be singular, lobulated or multiple. Removal of mandibular torus may also be given if the thin overlying tissue is irritated or ulcerated.

The surgical site is anesthetized with local anesthetic and an incision is made over the bony protuberance which then exposes the underlying bone. Specialized instruments are used to remove the torus and the area is smoothed and sutured.  This procedure can be done under local or general anesthesia which can be discussed in more details with one of our oral surgeons.

 

PALATAL TORUS REMOVAL

A palatal torus is a sessile mass of bone in the midline of the palate. The tori may appear flat or may have a nodular or lobulated configuration. Not all palatal tori need to be removed prior to denture fabrication. Reasons for removal are:

  • The extremely large torus, filling most of the palate
  • The torus with traumatized mucosal coverage
  • The torus with deep undercuts
  • The torus that interferes with normal speech

The surgical site is anesthetized with local anesthetic and an incision is made over the bony protuberance which then exposes the underlying bone. Specialized instruments are used to remove the torus and the area is smoothed and sutured.  This procedure can be done under local or general anesthesia which can be discussed in more details with one of our oral surgeons.

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