Tori once removed are coming back

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by LoveToMove, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. LoveToMove

    LoveToMove Guest

    About 5 years ago I had a huge tori removed from the roof of my mouth and
    from the upper side. The other day I was sucking on a mouth mint and noticed
    the roof of my mouth was getting irritated. When I ran my tongue over the
    sore spot I was horrified to discover that the once surgically flattened
    area is once again, getting a bulge! On further inspection I also noticed
    the spot on the upper side is also coming back. I am guessing that I will
    need the surgery again within another 2 years. Is this going to become "The
    every 7 year chisel surgery"?
    LoveToMove, Mar 31, 2007
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  2. LoveToMove

    Steven Fawks Guest

    LoveToMove wrote:
    I've never had a patient that had tori removed more than once, but
    I've only been in practice for 27 years. That doesn't mean that
    your case is not unique.

    If you have a history of clenching, you might want to get that
    under control.

    Steven Fawks, Mar 31, 2007
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  3. LoveToMove wrote:

    I'm assuming you have no other abnormal bone growth anywhere else.
    So-called exostoses can grow in many areas of the mouth. There are some
    metabolic bone conditions such as Paget's disease of bone that should be
    ruled out if this condition isn't restricted to the roof of your mouth
    or the inside of your lower jaw. My guess is that you just have
    exuberant torus growth, and to the best of my knowledge the cause is
    unknown. However, I have only seen them removed in circumstances where
    they are in the way of dentures. If you aren't a denture patient I must
    assume the tori were so large that they interfered with your speech or
    eating, or that the overlying mucosa was often traumatized. Otherwise
    these are seldom messed about with. Sorry if you're the unusual
    case--your oral surgeon should be able to discuss this based on clinical

    Mark & Steven Bornfeld, Mar 31, 2007
  4. LoveToMove


    Tori do grow back sometime......But it will not need surgery unless it
    got as huge as five years ago. Like the above poster......I practice
    for about 10 years have perform more than 20 palatal Tori
    removal.....None of my patient need a second surgery, and most of them
    only removed their tori for denture.
    , Apr 1, 2007
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    Martino Amello

    Mar 22, 2017
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    I've had the same thing going on. I too had the huge lump removed from the roof of my mouth and dentures fitted after having all of my teeth removed. Mine was removed about 3 years ago and is already growing back and I can feel the top of my denture rubbing against it. I have no idea how long it might be until it interferes or if it ever will. I seldom wear my dentures at home and they're all but useless for eating food. For me they're really only for appearances. They've never stayed in place when eating.
    Martino Amello, Mar 22, 2017
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