- What type of doctor removes Tori?
- Does mandibular tori cause sleep apnea?
- What causes Tori to grow?
- Is mandibular tori dangerous?
- Can Tori go away?
- Can a dentist remove Tori?
- Do Tori keep growing?
- Is it painful to have Tori removed?
- Can Tori get infected?
- Should I have Tori removed?
- How long is recovery from Tori surgery?
- How do I get rid of mandibular tori?
- Can mandibular tori shrink?
What type of doctor removes Tori?
Surgery usually is completed in the office of an oral surgeon.
You can often sleep though this surgery if desired.
Prior to completing surgery to remove a tori, you should have a three dimensional xray taken of your jaws to determine the safety of completing the surgery..
Does mandibular tori cause sleep apnea?
Similar to enlarged tonsils or adenoids, a large tongue, or an enlarged uvula, large mandibular tori can contribute to breathing obstructions, making one more susceptible to snoring and sleep apnea. That’s why a surgical correction should be done prior to oral appliance or CPAP machine therapy.
What causes Tori to grow?
It is believed that tori are caused by several factors but there is not one thing that always causes tori. They may be associated with bruxism or tooth clenching and grinding however no. The size of the tori may fluctuate throughout life but they do tend to get bigger over time.
Is mandibular tori dangerous?
This oral abnormality normally does not cause any serious damage. It will cause discomfort and if the growth continues, mandibular tori can cause pain or disturbed mouths functions.
Can Tori go away?
In most cases, if the palatal torus (or tori) are not causing you discomfort and are not interfering with your health, your dentist will simply keep an eye on the growth(s) and no further treatment will be necessary.
Can a dentist remove Tori?
A general dentist or oral surgeon can excise the tori and then stitch up the surrounding gum tissue. While tori can be removed under local anesthetic, some offices opt for IV sedation – especially if you have a poor gag reflex. The surgery is like a tooth extraction in terms of recovery.
Do Tori keep growing?
The speed at which tori grow is slow, and they usually don’t cause any problems until they become large. But they do continue to grow over time. They have even been found in fossilized dinosaur teeth!
Is it painful to have Tori removed?
Though the surgery itself won’t be painful, tori removal can be a bit uncomfortable. Another method of tori removal is done via lasers. Though not appropriate in all cases, this method provides excellent accuracy and less palate trauma than traditional tori surgery.
Can Tori get infected?
Tori palatinus can also become infected, as in our patient. It is not clear that drainage of the torus is beneficial or helps to speed up the recovery process. Instead, it can potentially introduce new pathogens into the area and cause more localized infection.
Should I have Tori removed?
In most cases tori are benign and do not require treatment. However, tori will need to be surgically removed to accommodate upper or lower dentures and upper or lower partial dentures (flippers). Tori may also be removed to aid in minimizing food impaction under the excess bone, which will promote improved home care.
How long is recovery from Tori surgery?
Patients will immediately benefit from having their tori removed. However, it does take a few weeks for swelling to go away. Typically, the average time for a full recovery is three to four weeks. Most patients find that their pain and bleeding resolve just a few days after the procedure.
How do I get rid of mandibular tori?
Torus Mandibularis Treatment However, if your growth is painful or is interfering with the fit of your dentures, surgical removal may be performed. An oral surgeon can remove the growth with traditional surgical tools or with newer methods, like lasers.
Can mandibular tori shrink?
It’s slow growing. It typically begins in puberty but may not become noticeable until middle age. As you age, the torus palatinus stops growing and in some cases, may even shrink, thanks to the body’s natural resorption of bone as we get older.