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Understanding a Tuberosity Reduction and Why You Could Need It
Posted on 5/29/2020 by Dr McMurray
A tuberosity is a bony protrusion that is found behind the last tooth in your mouth, and it is usually round and sometimes can be very large. They are usually found only in the upper jaw and not on the lower. Reducing the size and shape of these tuberosities in the mouth can be done in a procedure done by our dental professionals. There are many reasons why you could need this surgery, and if you think you do, learn more about it. Who Could Need a Tuberosity Reduction? If you have teeth in the upper part of your mouth, then the tuberosity that is found there is usually not a problem and doesn't bring a problem with it. They don't tend to bother anyone. However, for those that are missing teeth or require the need of dentures, then they can become a problem. In order to have the dentures fit the top part of the mouth easier and more comfortably, than having a tuberosity reduction is important. This can help to reduce the size of the tuberosity and the uncomfortable feeling you may have if you do not deal with the area before putting the dentures on. Usually, anyone that needs any sort of prosthetic on the back of their upper jaw would have the reduction done to better fit this part. Sometimes, those that are bothered by the size of these bony protrusions may opt to have them reduced willingly. This way, they do not have to deal with them or feel self-conscious about this. If you are considering any of these procedures, or if you think you may need a tuberosity reduction, speak with our office today. We can take a look and recommend the best possible plan of action and a treatment plan that works with you and the needs that you have.... Read more...