What is Alveoloplasty?
Alveoloplasty is the process of surgically re-contouring and modifying the jawbone ridge, usually after tooth extraction.
Reason for Alveoloplasty?
In some cases, tooth extraction leaves the jawbone surface uneven with sharp edges in the socket where the tooth used to be. This poses a problem as the denture is likely to rub against the sharp edges, causing severe pain.
Alveoloplasty is also performed in such cases to smooth out the jawbone to achieve correct alignment, which will make it easier for the dentist to fit dentures as well as help patients by enhancing retention of the said dental prosthesis.
Tori are excess bone that develops either in the upper or lower jaw.
What is Tori Removal?
Tori is excess bone development in either in the upper jaw or lower jaw. When present in the roof of the mouth (palate), the condition is known as torus palatinus. When present in the lower jaw, it is called torus mandibularis.
Tori may cause plaque buildup or periodontal pockets due to inaccessible areas of the mouth when brushing. In addition to improved oral hygiene, tori removal is necessary for the accommodation of dentures.