Tori Dental Removal – Does it Hurt?
Last updated Wednesday, October 5th, 2022
Tori dental removal is a process that we perform in our Gilbert office. Learn more about the removal process of dental tori by reading below.
Does a tori dental removal hurt?
Dental tori are bony growths in the mouth that can cause irritation or discomfort. Sometimes it’s necessary to have tori removed. But does a tori dental removal hurt? You may be relieved to learn that it doesn’t have to, especially with cutting-edge WaterLase therapy.
What are dental tori?
If you feel a bump in your mouth around your teeth, you may have a mandibular torus—a growth of excess bone around your jaw. Tori can be caused by:
- Genetic factors
- Teeth grinding (known as bruxism)
- Stress on the jaw
Often, tori are harmless, but they can cause irritation and make some dental procedures difficult. For example, you may need to have a mandibular torus removed to get fitted for dentures.
Is tori dental removal painful?
Due to laser technology, tori dental removal can be virtually pain-free.
The traditional method of tori removal is surgery—involving anesthesia—to have the tori cut out. But newer laser technologies can reduce pain and the need for anesthesia.
At Smiles By Hanna, we use WaterLase technology for pain-free tori removal.
WaterLase for tori dental removal
WaterLase combines laser energy with water and air to remove tori without drills or needles. Most of the time, patients don’t need anesthesia. They usually just feel a cooling sensation because the laser does not cause painful heat or vibration.
Benefits of WaterLase treatment include:
- Reduced need for anesthesia
- Virtually no pain
- Less risk of bleeding or infection
- Quicker and easier tori removal recovery
- Reduced patient fear and anxiety about surgery
Pain-free tori removal in Gilbert, AZ
Are you wondering, “Does tori dental removal hurt?”
At Smiles By Hanna, we rely on cutting-edge technology for pain-free tori removal in Gilbert, AZ. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.