Torus Removal

It is not uncommon to have extra bone develop on the inside of the lower jaw, the roof of the mouth or sometimes on the cheek side of the upper and/or lower jaw. This extra bone, while normal, can block a toothbrush and floss from getting to the teeth to clean adequately and can inhibit the fit of dental appliances. They are referred to as tori, torus, exostosis and exostoses depending on their location.

Torus removal involves pulling back the gums to access the bone and removing or reshaping it. The gums are then sutured and allowed to heal.