Tori are extra bone in the upper and/or lower jaw. Tori are usually present due to genetics, grinding your teeth (bruxism), or suffering from an uneven bite. In periodontal patients, these tori also increase food impaction leading to plaque accumulation and increasing periodontal pockets. Typically, tori are benign and do not require treatment. However, for prosthetics such as dentures, tori may require reduction or removal in order to have a comfortable fit. This procedure can be done under IV or conscious sedation for your comfort.