I have a large torri or the roof of my mouth. I would like to have it removed. Is it a big deal? Food i now getting traped in the space between my gum and the torri. It has been there for such a long time, I will feel strange without it.
Tori are overgrowths of bone. This is variant of normal oral findings. Tori should be considered for removal if they interfer with eating, speech, denture use or if they become inflammed or ulcerated.
The surgery is considered routine for most Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and can often be perform in the office with local or intravenous anesthesia. Patient generally experience very little post-operative discomfort when removing the tori on the palate. In some cases, the surgeon will fabricate a plastic stent appliance to be worn over the wound for several days. This is to prevent hematoma (blood) from forming in the space where the bone was removed. It also acts to protect the wound when eating.
I can't tell you if it would feel "strange" to you. But I can tell you that none of my patients regretted having it done. As in any surgical procedure, there are some risks which may be specific to your case and I suggest you speak directly to you surgeon during the consultation visit.
Information contained within this reply is intended solely for general educational purposes and is not intended nor implied to be a medical diagnosis or treatment recommendation. This is not a substitute for professional medical advice relative to your specific medical condition or question. Always seek the advice of your own doctor for medical condition. Only your doctor can provide specific diagnoses and therapies.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.