About Elevated Oral Surgery

At Elevated Oral Surgery, we are a premier provider of oral surgery in San Diego, CA. Focused on delivering personalized care and excellence, we are led by experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon, committed to transforming the oral health of our patients. One of our specializations includes the management and removal of oral tori, a condition that involves the growth of hard, bony protrusions in the mouth. 

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What is Tori Removal?

Tori removal, mandibular tori removal, or maxillary tori removal are procedures performed to eliminate these bony outgrowths that can occur on the lower and upper jaw. Most tori are benign and some may not even require removal. However, in instances where they cause utmost discomfort, hinders denture placement or increases in size over the years, a surgical intervention may be necessary.

At Elevated Oral Surgery, our distinguished oral and maxillofacial surgeon understands the intricacies of this procedure. With a wealth of experience, advanced technology, and the understanding of the oral anatomy, we ensure that the procedure is carried out efficiently, causing minimal discomfort to the patient. 

Our Approach to Tori Removal

Our oral surgeon in San Diego, CA, initiates the process by assessing your oral health and the extent of tori present in your mouth.

The assessment not only helps determine the size and shape of tori but also enables us to formulate a surgical plan that best suits your needs.

The surgical process of tori removal generally involves shaving off the excess bone under local or general anesthesia. It is a minimally invasive procedure developed with the motive of improving your oral health while ensuring your comfort and safety.

Given the personalized design of our plans, recovery time can vary from a couple of weeks to several months, based on the complexity of the case. 

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Why Choose Elevated Oral Surgery for Tori Removal?

Choosing Elevated Oral Surgery for your tori removal means you are choosing a highly skilled team of oral health professionals in San Diego, CA. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeon consistently keeps himself updated with the latest research and technology to provide the highest standard of care.

We process your treatment with care, understanding, and above all, a human touch. Our team works diligently to make sure our patients feel safe, informed, and comfortable in their journey from assessment to recovery post-surgery. Our exceptional service, combined with our extensive knowledge and experience in oral surgery, makes us your top choice for any oral health needs, and specifically, for tori removal in San Diego, CA. Trust us to guide you to improved oral health. 

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Meet Our Team


Dr. James H. MacDowell, DDS

Oral Surgeon

The Proof is in Our Patients

Conveniently Located

Our practice is conveniently located in the beautiful city of San Diego, CA. Whether you are a local resident or visiting from out of town, we are easily accessible, ensuring that your oral surgical needs are met with convenience and ease.

Schedule a Consultation

Your oral health is our top priority. Schedule a consultation with Dr. James MacDowell at Elevated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery today and experience the highest level of oral surgical care in San Diego, CA. Together, we can elevate  your smile and transform your life.