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Tori removal
« on: November 28, 2022, 11:02:55 PM »
Thought I'd mention this here cuz it kinda goes along with the gross stuff that's already here on this board. ;D

I had my "Tori" removed about six weeks ago and I'm (finally) pretty pleased, since the misery's just about gone. The picture below, I got off the web, and looks very much like what I just had sawed out, except I wish I had that many teeth. ;) (Going again for more lower bridge impressions Wednesday) 

With these tori thingies, my tongue had  nowhere to go so I ended up biting it a lot. After the surgery, there was considerable pain,  :o couldn't eat anything tougher than scrambled eggs for almost three weeks, had ear aches  (for the first time since I was ten) couldn't swallow and my sinuses were killing me. Now it feels like I have a new lower jaw. 🥰  It's actually pretty cool. Most folks have no problem at all, but I guess my oral sturgeon was a meatball.  If you have tori, get them done. You'll be glad you did (even if it takes a month to get over it)
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Re: Tori removal
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2022, 12:14:15 AM »
What is a Tori ?

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Re: Tori removal
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2022, 12:30:47 AM »
Bone that grows inside your mouth (if your unlucky) :P
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Re: Tori removal
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2022, 09:05:40 AM »
https://laryngopedia.com/torus-mandibularis/
I have pretty good sized ones too.

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Re: Tori removal
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2022, 11:23:28 AM »
And the fun part is that sometimes, they even grow back. Aaaaaggghhh! :o
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Re: Tori removal
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2022, 11:59:44 AM »
With all the new room in there maybe your tongue will have room to add a few extra little nuances to you playing.

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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2022, 05:45:36 PM »
Age will be playing deep bass soon. 
I have wondered if our tone changes when a tooth gets removed?  With a bigger cavity one could expect a different resonance I think.  Whatta ya think?
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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2022, 06:49:01 PM »
Actually, there IS a noticeable difference; I like it! :)
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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2022, 03:41:09 AM »
Wow! Thanks for posting this. Yes! I have tori. They're the biggest most of the dentists I've seen have ever seen. Top and bottom. Inside and out. I've seen an oral surgeon who said he can do miracles, but it WILL BE a bloody mess for a few days. I've only been holding off because my insurance won't cover much of the operation, but I WILL be getting it done eventually. They can grow back, but if it takes another 60 years to get to where they've gotten now, I think I can live with it. ;-)
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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2022, 11:48:28 AM »
I won't dare discourage you! Most folks have little problem with the procedure (as far as pain goes)  In my case, I'm pretty sure the surgeon messed up.  The side that that wasn't as bad, was  the one that gave me all the trouble, post op; so he screwed up somewhere. I ended up with lot of exposed bone and a huge piece of gum that still isn't attached (but it's getting there)  But, yes, it feels like I had a mouth transplant and it actually works now. If you have "up-down-inside-outside" they may do the job in steps, but in the end you're gunna love the results! 🥰
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Re: Tori removal
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2022, 02:29:01 AM »
Wow! Thanks for posting this. Yes! I have tori. They're the biggest most of the dentists I've seen have ever seen. Top and bottom. Inside and out. I've seen an oral surgeon who said he can do miracles, but it WILL BE a bloody mess for a few days. I've only been holding off because my insurance won't cover much of the operation, but I WILL be getting it done eventually. They can grow back, but if it takes another 60 years to get to where they've gotten now, I think I can live with it. ;-)

Back when the first of my TMJ problems arose, the ONLY specialist who treated people for it (here in NYC) happened to be an
Oral Surgeon who'd actually written a book on the subject. Harold Gelb. He fought my insurance company to have me covered
since it was a major medical issue (I'd been hit very hard in the jaw which caused the misalignment and all of the succeeding
pain and problems, exacerbating the migraines, ear pain and so much else. Affected my work and so much more. We won. It
was covered by my health insurance despite him being a 'dental specialist'. I wonder if you could try that approach?

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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2022, 11:48:29 AM »
I worked in dentistry 45 years and this is the first time I heard of the word Tori.  Of course I have seen impression models of what you show in the photo. I usually saw it on the upper jaw, not the lower. I guess on the upper it really impedes with speech.

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« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2022, 01:04:09 PM »
Yeah, it did a lot of wierd things to me as well. (I gave up on ever learning how to spell "wierd" :-[) Now that it's gone I getting used to a whole new lower jaw. How I wish Id'a done it years ago (deep sigh!)
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« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2022, 07:31:59 PM »
"wierd"
weird
1 of 2
adjective
ˈwird
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: of strange or extraordinary character : ODD, FANTASTIC
2
: of, relating to, or caused by witchcraft or the supernatural : MAGICAL
weirdness noun
weird
2 of 2
noun
1
: FATE, DESTINY
especially : ill fortune
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: SOOTHSAYER

From https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weird

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« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2022, 07:40:35 PM »
Spelling in English is weird, wierd, wired, wird, weerd.
In any case, it’s strange :) :)
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« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2022, 07:54:06 PM »
Yeah, that's just a word that's wired sideways in my noggin. I've spelled it "rong" all my life, and the spell checker catches it every time. Since realizing that I'm an old guy, I guess I just don't care anymore.

KInda like Medicare, Medicaid or everything about a smartphone: I'll never understand it, and learning to do so, is something I don't wanna invest the time in. If I write an editorial for a newspaper or something, I always make sure the spelling is cool, but not around here. (I got an IN with the owner of the forum  ;D ;D)
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« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2022, 08:08:54 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_before_E_except_after_C
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Other exceptions:

/iː/ FLEECE
either*, heinous*, inveigle*, keister, leisure*, monteith, neither*, obeisance*, seize, seizin, sheikh*, teiid
/ɪər/ NEAR
madeira, weir, weird. (This sound may also be spelled ier, as in pierce.)
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« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2022, 08:13:03 PM »
Just to drag this back on topic—
I busted a molar last week, had a temporary put on Friday, busted that, and had a more robust temporary put in place today.
Permanent crown installed in two weeks.
Big money in dental work.
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« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2022, 08:38:54 PM »
I had a crown done two months ago. All in one sitting!!
First he prepped the broken tooth to accept a crown. Next the assistant used a “wand” to make a 3-D image of the prepped tooth. They then brought in crown material in various shades to match my teeth. They took that material to their own “CNC” machine in their lab. In about 30 minutes they had the crown done, and with a few hand adjustments by the tech it was done. They put it on my “stump” tooth with adhesive that was cured with heat. All done!

From start to finish I had a permanent crown in two hours. Amazing!!
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« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2022, 09:15:21 PM »
Yeah I had to have one crowned that was holding my new partial, but had to wait about two weeks for that thing to come in. Now, since the former, tori filled area is just about healed up I'm waiting for my new lower partials. Hopefully, they'll be done just before Christmas. Then I get to eat peanuts and stuff again. Mwoaaahahaha! Yeah, turns out looking this handsome is definitely expensive.  ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2022, 10:09:25 PM »
The new temporary is metal, I get a charge when I touch it with flatware.
At least it is less likely to fall to pieces.

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« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2022, 10:15:22 PM »
I had a gold crown fall out in August, By the time I got to a dentist the remaining tooth cracked and split in half. Wasn't much fun getting the same tooth pulled twice but proved to me that 2 halves really do make a hole. Even not getting a crown is cheap.

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« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2022, 12:20:35 AM »
I had a gold crown fall out in August, By the time I got to a dentist the remaining tooth cracked and split in half. Wasn't much fun getting the same tooth pulled twice but proved to me that 2 halves really do make a hole. Even not getting a crown is cheap.
That's just sad.
My new crown is right next to an existing one, so it will have good company.
I had to get a fixed bridge most of three years ago, right before we left San Diego. It is holding up great! It's on the other side of the head.
Isn't getting old fascinating?

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« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2022, 12:56:51 AM »
Isn't getting old fascinating?

Yeah, tell me about it. :o
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« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2022, 12:53:32 PM »
Due to our Anniversary Cruise ;D this year, I'm late getting to This party.
I didn't know there was anything like this (Tori) thingy. That looks Very Annoying
to say the least. I can only imagine the pain  :’( & associated discomfort that would
be come along with removal.
I remember you saying something about your surgical thing and sawing jaw bones
but didn't make the connection as to what exactly it was. All I can say is, DANG!!! :o

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« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2022, 01:42:27 PM »
 Hope you had a great time on your Cruise Edward.

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« Reply #26 on: December 13, 2022, 12:17:39 PM »
I'm glad I'm finally retired from the dental lab business. Too many changes too fast. Money is in being the dentist or lab owner. Schmucks like me have to take a 2nd job as a harp tech if I want the pretty things in life. lol
ps. still waiting for first social security check and Medicare to kick in.  Can't touch my annuity for about 2 years yet. 

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