Tori Removal

As a leading oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Toowoomba, Dr MacMillan provides ​tori removal and tori reduction ​procedures to help you overcome any pain or discomfort you may be experiencing because of ​tori mandibularis​ or torus palatinus.

Torus mandibularis​ is a bony growth on the mandible (lower jaw) near the rear molars and is a relatively uncommon oral condition that affects about 2.5% of the adult population. It’s primarily a bilateral condition, with about 90% of cases occurring on both the left and right sides of the inner lower jaw. It can also affect the roof of the mouth (palate) and is known as torus palatinus. A ​tori mandibularis removal​ (or​ tori reduction​) surgical procedure may be recommended by your dentist if the growth is painful or interferes with the fitting of dentures and causes ulcers or sores.

Is​ tori removal​ right for you?

Most people affected by tori have benign cases and won’t require treatment. However,
torus ​mandibularis​ or palatinus removal may be required to:

  • Treat pain or discomfort
  • Fit upper or lower dentures
  • Fit upper or lower partial dentures (flippers)
  • Minimise food impaction under the bone growth
  • Prevent the growth of periodontal pockets.

If your dentist has recommended that you undergo a ​tori (or torus) mandibularis removal or ​reduction​ surgical procedure, ​please contact our Toowoomba oral surgery clinics​ to book a consultation or learn more about the procedure.