Surgical removal of Mandibular Tori growths takes care of the them, they do not grow back. Tori removal is a fairly common condition for fitting lower (and less frequently, upper) dentures or braces. Different names for this medical surgery (mandibular tori removal) is pre-prosthetic and implant surgery.
When and if you ever have to wear a removable dental appliance and have a mandibular tori, chances are it will have to be removed at that time. You can not remove the mandibular Tori yourself at home. Treatment requires a referral to an oral surgeon for removal, who then turns to traditional methods that rely on invasive methods.
Reasons for Mandibular Tori Removal / Treatment
Mandibular Tori reduction surgery reduces the size of the bony bumps (exostosis) that may occur in the premolar area of the mandible. Big lumps of bone tissue in the oral mandibular can interfere with the patient’s diet, speech, and overall life satisfaction – and removing these bulges can be a traumatic and difficult process. Typically, these bony growths should remain undisturbed, but there are cases where removal surgery becomes a clinical necessity.
Reasons to have Mandibular Tori Removed:
- This operation improves the proper fit of dentures.
- Preparation for other prosthetic implants.
- Your clinical history shows that you have undergone extensive surgery to remove the mandibular, or oral Tori.
- A patient suffering from chronic pain due to oral trauma/inflamed gum surfaces
- Another indication for removal of Tori is cancer phobia.
Mandibular torus are typically clinical findings without any required treatment. Torus does not require treatment unless it becomes large to the point where it interferes with dental prosthesis or mouth functions. Large or rough lumps may require immediate removal due to their positioning, if they hinder language, cause speech disorders, block prosthetic implants, or cause poor oral hygiene around the lower back teeth / tongue.
Disadvantages jaw Tori Surgery
Currently, reports on the application of high-speed, advanced laser in bone surgery is lacking. Tori removal is usually a procedure involving high-speed drill bits, chisels, bone and other appliances in-office. Prosthodontists use these surgical methods all the time or sometimes they have an oral surgeon perform removal surgery. While these surgical tools are efficient and effective, they can cause discomfort and trauma to the dental patient.
Many patients feel uncomfortable with the dentist using Osteotome and a mallet in the waking state, especially if repeated blows must be used to separated torus or exostosis of the bone. Careful surgical treatment of soft tissue is imperative to try to avoid this problem, but even with excellent health care it can still happen. As a result of these concerns, the majority of patients with lower Tori growths postpone or even avoid clinical treatment.
Laser surgery for jaw Tori
Interest is growing in the use of alternative rotatory instruments for osteotomies in oral surgery. However, there aren’t many current reports on the application of lasers in bone surgery, and little is known about the effectiveness of bone ablation or medicinal properties of laser-irradiated bone tissue compared with conventional rotary instrumentation. Current statistics research seeks to demonstrate the practical use of lasers in a clinical setting gives less traumatic and more effective removal of mandibular oral tori.
One sure fact is that laser surgery has certain advantages, such as the accuracy of the cut and the absence of vibrations and hand pressure during use. Lasers also have clinical benefits, such as less bacterial infection of the surgical area and increased levels of oral comfort.
If your lower jaw Tori, there are nerves to protect the teeth and the surgeon traditionally works around them while removing the tori, in order to protect the nerve, so that he works blind. With laser surgery, incision is cleaner, with less blood to block the surgeon’s field of vision. The removal of the tori with the laser device is always done with the settings of three.
Laser excision also has better patient acceptance compared to conventional techniques in removing the lower Tori. A more effective, less traumatic means of removing the tori could result in higher patient acceptance, and the therapeutic procedure that could lead to greater life satisfaction and other benefits associated with the removal of these intrusive bony growths.
Recovery time after Mandibular Tori Surgery
Recovery time for the palate, maxillary, and mandibular Tori surgery are the same on average. Recovery period to reduce jaw Tori takes an average of three to four weeks. If you have Tori removal done, the most uncomfortable/painful part will dissipate within a week.
There will be some swelling, but the pain can be reduced using sedative medication, gentle warm water with a salt water rinse, and a temporary diet of soft foods. Start and antibiotic course and analgesic after consulting a dentist, as this will help reduce the swelling and relive post surgery pain. Follow all post-surgical instructions and make a routine to wash the gums/mandibular tori removal site with lukewarm saline or antiseptic mouthwash after surgery daily.