Dentoalveolar surgery encompasses a large group of procedures that relate to the teeth and supporting structures. This type of surgery involves not only dental extractions, but also the reconstruction of the bone and soft tissue supporting the teeth in preparation for dental prosthetics such as dentures.
At South Austin Oral Surgery, we offer alveloplasty to help our patients achieve a comfortable and secure fit for their dental prostheses. Alveloplasty is a dental surgical procedure that is used to reshape or smooth out the jawbone to prepare it for dentures. The procedure is typically performed at the same time as dental extractions or when there are irregularities or excess bone in the the jaw that may interfere with the placement of dental prosthetics. Failure to perform alveloplasty at the time of multiple teeth extractions leads bony spicules which are irritated as a denture is worn.
Tori are bony growths that can develop in the mouth, often on the roof of the mouth or on the sides of the lower jaw. While tori are harmless, they sometimes cause discomfort or interfere with dental prostheses. In such cases, tori removal may be necessary.
At South Austin Oral Surgery, we offer tori removal to help alleviate discomfort and improve oral health. The bony growths are removed with specialized tools and the area is smoothened to minimize the discomfort of dentures fitting over this area. When planning for a denture, this procedure is often performed at the same time as dental extractions.
How are Alveloplasty and Tori Reduction performed?
Both alveloplasty and tori reduction surgery can be performed either with local anesthesia or sedation depending on your level of dental anxiety.
If you have a referral for alveloplasty or tori removal, contact our office to schedule for a consultation.