Tori Removal

What Is Tori Removal?

Tori removal is a surgical procedure to eliminate tori, which are bony growths in the mouth either on the palate (torus palatinus) or beneath the tongue on the lower jaw (torus mandibularis). At ConfiDent Smile Studio, we perform this procedure to enhance patient comfort, especially when tori interfere with speech, eating, the fit of dentures or the placement of dental prosthetics. While tori are usually harmless and non-cancerous, their removal can significantly improve oral function and patient comfort.

Benefits of Tori Removal

Removing tori can provide relief from discomfort or irritation caused by these bony growths, particularly when wearing dentures or other dental appliances. Additionally, tori removal facilitates better oral hygiene by smoothing areas that may trap food and bacteria, reducing the risk of periodontal disease. This procedure can also make future dental treatments, such as the placement of implants or bridges, easier and more comfortable for the patient.

Enhance your comfort and oral health with expert tori removal in Dallas and North Dallas, Texas. Our dentists and team provide compassionate care tailored to your needs. Contact us at 214-888-6726 to schedule a consultation and learn more about this procedure.

The Process of Tori Removal


The first step involves a thorough examination by Dr. Ken or Dr. Powell, including X-rays to assess the size and location of the tori.

Surgical Procedure

Tori removal is performed under local anesthesia, and sedation options are available for patient comfort. The procedure involves carefully excising the bony growths.


Post-operative instructions will be provided to ensure a smooth healing process, with follow-up appointments to monitor recovery and healing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Tori Removal Painful?

The procedure is performed under local anesthesia to minimize discomfort. Post-operative soreness is typically manageable with prescribed or over-the-counter pain relief.

How Long Is the Recovery After Tori Removal?

Recovery times can vary, but most patients can return to normal activities within a few days, with complete healing occurring over the following weeks.

Who Needs Tori Removal?

Tori removal is recommended for patients experiencing discomfort, difficulty with oral hygiene or interference with the fit of dental appliances.