Apr 17, 2013 - 8:10 am
My wife had a successful removal of her cancerous tonsil with good negative margins and a clear follow-up Pet/CT Scan recently.
She still cannot eat normally however due to a ridge of excess ("redundant tissue") that is on the inside of her mouth interferring with her bite (if she tries to chew she chews on the tissue). She had her upper wisdom tooth removed as an initial effort to correct problem but it did not work. The bottom wisdom tooth has been discussed for removal but I am not sure that it will be enough to correct the problem either. Her surgeon said that removing the tissue surgically (non laser) would result in a further restriction on the cavity area. Has anyone had any experience with this and if so where you able to acheive a good result somehow? Thanks!