What is Tori Removal?

Dental tori are bony growths in the mouth that can cause irritation or discomfort. Sometimes it’s necessary to have tori removed.  

If you feel a bump in your mouth around your teeth, you may have a mandibular torus—a growth of excess bone around your jaw. Tori can be caused by:

  • Genetic factors
  • Teeth grinding (known as bruxism)
  • Stress on the jaw

Often, tori are harmless, but they can cause irritation and make some dental procedures difficult. For example, you may need to have a mandibular torus removed to get fitted for dentures, or if the tori are preventing you from being able to properly clean the inside of your teeth and causing periodontal disease.

Tori dental removal is a process that we perform in our Clearwater, FL office.

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