Mandibular tori removal eliminates tori in the gums. Smiles by Hanna offers torus mandibularis removal via Waterlase technology. Our attentive team members answer questions like, “Is tori removal covered by insurance?” We also go over torus palatinus removal recovery.
When surplus bones cause discomfort and prevent you from drinking or eating normally, something must be done. Tori may also get in the way of helpful dental devices like braces, dentures and retainers.
Torus mandibularis removal can happen in one of two ways:
Excess mouth bones (otherwise known as tori) can be found in both the upper and lower parts of the jaw. Sometimes mistaken for cancer, these boney growths are harmless and often appear in pairs. Such bones are covered in gum tissue making them look like fleshy bumps. Many people don’t have tori-related problems, but for others tori can be a real pain.
One bone is referred to as a dental or oral torus. The same bones found in groups are called dental or oral tori.
There are three types of tori:
Want to take a hard pass on elective surgery? We don’t blame you! The Waterlase instrument allows Dr. Mansoor to accurately remove painful tori minus surgical risks. Don’t let tori have the last word! Now there’s no reason to suffer.
Not every dentist in the greater Phoenix area fuses technology with exceptional care like Dr. Mansoor. This trailblazer strives to make your experience as painless as possible while providing five-star service. You don’t have to live with painful tori. Scary surgery isn’t the only option anymore! Solve your tori issues with the Waterlase procedure. The entire team at Smiles by Hanna is proud of our mandibular tori removal process.
Schedule a free tori removal consultation with our own Dr. Mansoor! Mandibular tori removal can be your mouth’s ticket to freedom. Let us help you get out of pain and start living today!
Once Dr. Mansoor gives the green light, you can get scheduled for the Waterlase procedure. Your comfort both during and after the process is important to us! You may receive a local anesthetic that simply numbs the area before laser treatment begins.
Traditional surgery needs drills and scalpels. Waterlase treatment harnesses the power of water and light to gently separate gum tissue. Then tori can be removed and/or ground down. You won’t feel any heat or vibration from this tool. You remain alert throughout the process.
Expect immediate results after having tori removed. We send you on your way with a complete list of aftercare instructions to help you heal as expected.
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Some severe cases of tori in the gums are so bad they prevent eating and drinking normally. No more working around certain foods and beverages or getting food stuck under each torus. When aggravating tori don’t call the shots, you get to choose what to eat and drink.
While not magical, our Waterlase mandibular tori removal is darn near close. There won’t be constant tongue and cheek injuries without bothersome tori. Your tongue will have to find a new space to explore because your aggravating torus is gone!
Brush your teeth and gums normally without having to worry about disturbing tori. Keep your mouth in great shape without bloodying up the sink.
Have tori affected your speaking ability? Remove the growths, remove the problem. Expect speech to improve dramatically once tori is removed.
Need to clear the way for dental implants? Tori can impact the way everything from a retainer to how dentures fit in your mouth. Set the stage for the right fit by removing tori in the gums.
If you’ve noticed a fleshy bump in your mouth, you could have a torus. These growths of excess bone are harmless unless they impact your quality of life. Letting an experienced dentist like Dr. Mansoor check your mouth out can give you peace of mind.
The answer to this question depends on who you ask. If you ask an insurance company, the answer will usually be, “No.” But these folks don’t have to live with the everyday pain you may face.
Ask someone who has had torus mandibularis removal and get a totally different answer. Anyone who has suffered due to tori and come out on the other side knows this procedure can be life-changing.
Another person to ask is a trusted dentist or oral surgeon like Dr. Mansoor. She can go over potential risks versus rewards. Then you have all the information to make the most informed decision.
All type of torus removal takes time to heal. Recovery time depends on the type of tori you had removed and how many were removed.
Removal sites and immediate areas will be swollen the first few days after surgery. Swelling can be reduced by following aftercare instructions.
Generally, it can take anywhere from two to four weeks for a complete torus palatinus removal recovery.
The answer to this question depends on how many tori you’ll be having removed and what type of tori you have. When you meet with Dr. Mansoor, she carefully examines your mouth and tori. She can advise a Waterlase removal plan.
No. Unfortunately, tori does not just disappear on its own. Just the opposite is true. Tori continues growing. Most patients experience a very slow rate of tori growth. If you’re already dealing with tori-related issues, then any growth at all can become more problematic.
There is no standard answer to this question. Most insurers do not pay for tori you have removed. Some insurance companies may reimburse you for a portion of tori removals they deem necessary.
The best way to find out is to contact your dental insurance provider directly. If they don’t cover the cost of the procedure, we offer an in-office discount plan and payment plan through CareCredit.
Smiles by Hanna gladly accepts insurance.
You may find yourself wondering, “Why do I even have these tori?” There are various factors that make certain patients more prone to developing tori.
Amazing benefits occur both during and after your procedure:
You’re all done! Now it’s time for healing. A Smiles by Hanna team member will give you a detailed list of aftercare instructions. Follow every direction as written for best results. Some things to keep in mind during the recovery phase:
While tori have the potential to grow back, the odds of it happening are slim.
If tori obscures denture placement, the dentures will never fit correctly. Translation – years of discomfort await. Getting dentures takes time and money. Protect your investment by having tori removed first.
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It's time you stop putting off your next dental visit. Whether it's a general check-up or a complex restorative or cosmetic procedure, the time to book your appointment is now!