Tori mandibularies, known as “tori,” are non-cancerous, bony “bumps” of extra bone growths in the mouth. Normally, these bumps don’t bother patients when it comes to eating, drinking or speaking. But sometimes they can become bothersome or inflamed, or even interfere with braces or dentures and require removal.
At the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics, we remove tori with the aid of a minimally invasive surgical technique using the evidence-based Piezosurgery® bone-cutting device (Mectron, Columbus, Ohio). This procedure was originally designed for brain surgery procedures in Italy. Patients experience no discomfort during or after the procedure. We have been using this evidence-based technique since 2005 with thousands of success stories.
Concern: Ciara is a 31-year-old woman who wanted to have her large, bony mandibular tori removed and had heard about our Piezosurgery® technology from her mother who recently had the same procedure done by us. Ciara had heard horrible descriptions of the procedure by other surgeons as to the technique that they use (chisels).
Treatment: With Piezosurgery® we were able to easily remove the bilateral lingual tori with Ciera experiencing zero discomfort during and after the procedure.