Tori Reduction

Mandibular (lower jaw) and maxillary (upper jaw) tori are benign overgrowths of bone on the inner surface of the mandible or on the roof of the mouth. This normal anatomical feature is present in people for a lifetime without any indication for surgical removal. However, there are times when they have to be removed to facilitate the construction of complete of partial dentures. Many times the presence of these bony overgrowths makes adequate retention of dentures difficult or even impossible. The removal of tori is generally a procedure that is performed in the office with local anesthesia, IV sedation or general anesthesia.