Removal of Excess Bone were it Blocks Access for Cleaning or for Placement of Needed Restorations.
A portion of the population has extra bone on the inside of the lower jaw, the roof of the mouth or sometimes on the exterior of the upper and/or lower jaw. This extra bone, while normal, can block a toothbrush and floss from getting to the teeth to clean adequately and can inhibit the fit of dental appliances. They are referred to by several names including, tori, torus, exostosis and exostoses depending on their location. Torus removal involves pulling back the gums so that the excess bone is accessible and removing or reshaping it. The gums are then replaced and allowed to heal.