Tori & Exostosis Removal
Tori are additional growths of bone either on the tongue side of the lower jaw (tori) or on the cheek side of either the top or bottom jaw (exostosis). These are normal growths of bone and many patients have them and do not require any intervention. However, when these bony growths get so large that they impair normal function and esthetics they may require surgical removal. They may also need to be removed if they prevent the placement of a removal partial when replacing missing teeth. Many times, this extra bone can aid in deeper pockets because they tend to push the tissues up. This procedure requires the removal of just the extra bone and reshaping to create the normal contours of the bone prior the overgrowth of bone.