During your routine dental exams, Dr. Marianne Tanios may find a torus growing in your mouth. A torus (or tori, when there is more than one), is a small bone growth in the mouth, and it requires a surgical procedure to remove. Our periodontist, Dr. Diane Costandi, offers this procedures to eliminate pain and discomfort and improve your quality of life. To learn more about tori removal and schedule your appointment, call our office today at 562-943-0234.
Tori are small bone growth, most often found on the roof of the mouth, inside the lower jaw and near the upper molars on the cheek. While tori are harmless and will not impact your oral health, eating or speech, they can cause irritation over time if not removed.
Depending on the location and size of the tori, you may experience irritation when eating hard or hot foods. If you have large or multiple tori, it may also become difficult for you to speak and eat with ease. Additionally, tori make it impossible to wear dentures due to the discomfort and irritation caused by the bone growth.
In many cases, tori go unnoticed until they begin to cause irritation. After you have been diagnosed with a torus or tori, the growth will need to removed in order to alleviate the irritation and restore your normal comfort levels and quality of life. When Dr. Costandi performs this procedure, she will ensure that you are as comfortable as possible and will provide you with post-op instructions to help you recover following treatment.
To schedule a consultation and learn more, please contact our office today.