If you are in the Modesto CA area and are in need of full mouth extractions, you have found the experts! For example, your oral surgeon might need to prepare your mouth for dentures. In this procedure, the provider safely and effectively removes all of your permanent teeth. If you have questions about full mouth tooth extraction and think it might be the right option for you, call the oral surgery team at Stanislaus Oral Surgery in Modesto, CA today, or book your appointment online.
WHY DO I NEED FULL MOUTH EXTRACTIONS?
There are several reasons you might be in need of full mouth extractions. Many times, your permanent teeth will be removed prior to being fitted for dentures. Other reasons include:
- Advanced decay
- Periodontal disease (gum disease)
- Bone loss
- Infection and abscess
If you’ve neglected your oral health for years and now are experiencing intense pain in your mouth or jaw, call the team at Stanislaus Oral Surgery today. They will discuss with you if full mouth extraction is the best plan for you or if other dental intervention will better serve your needs.
ARE FULL MOUTH EXTRACTIONS PAINFUL?
When it comes to dental work, many people put off a visit out of fear that the procedure will be extremely painful. At Stanislaus Oral Surgery we understand your feelings and your comfort is always the top priority. You will have an opportunity to discuss the different types of medication that can be administered during the extraction. Sedation is offered to keep you calm and relaxed, and local or general anesthetics will make it so you don’t feel anything during your procedure. If you have many teeth to extract then a general anesthetic may be chosen and you will be totally unaware of any pain during the surgery.
WHAT’S RECOVERY LIKE AFTER FULL MOUTH EXTRACTIONS?
After your full mouth extractions, your gums are going to need time to heal. For the first few days, you might feel some pain and slight discomfort. Your expert surgeon might provide you with a prescription to help manage any pain or suggest over-the-counter medications.
The first few days after your procedure, there might be some swelling and your surgeon might advise you to use ice packs to keep it in check.
During recovery, you will need to protect the blood clots that form in the sockets. If not you could end up with a painful condition called dry socket, where sensitive nerve endings become exposed. To protect the clot you will need to avoid vigorous rinsing and drinking through a straw. Also, avoid sneezing if you can help it. While your mouth is tender, you may want to only drink liquids and eat soft foods like eggs, applesauce, and soup. Let the soup cool a little before eating as you will have some sensitivity towards hot foods. Make sure to not smoke in order to speed your recovery. You may need to continue to take these precautions for a week or up to 10 days until your gums heal.
Once your gums have fully healed you will return to the office to be fitted for your dentures or whichever dental prosthetic your Stanislaus Oral Surgery provider suggests.
How long does a full mouth extraction take?
You can expect that a full mouth extraction to take longer than just a single tooth extraction. Though the added time to your appointment per tooth is not that much extra. Much of the time is used in the preparation and administering of the medication, which is usually a general anesthetic. In the case of extracting one tooth, the entire process takes around 20-40 minutes. Additional teeth may take an additional 3-15 minutes to extract depending on its location and condition.
Can I smoke after teeth extractions?
You shouldn’t smoke after a tooth extraction. It can cause a number of problems related to your healing process and other health issues. A blood clot will form in your tooth socket after the extraction and smoking can dislodge it causing a painful condition called dry socket. Also the blood clot is needed to help heal the socket, protecting it from the conditions in your mouth. Smoking has been known to bring on other complications such as dizziness, high blood pressure, an increased risk of infections and a slower healing process.