Full Mouth Extractions
There may be a host of reasons you may need a full mouth extraction. For example, your dentist might need to extract all your teeth in order to prepare you for a full set of dentures or implants. In this instance, a dental surgeon would safely remove all permanent teeth. If you have questions and think you may need a full mouth extraction call our office for a consultation.
Do I Really Need A Full Mouth Extraction?
There are many reasons you may need a full mouth extraction. In most cases, it is usually to prepare the mouth for dentures. However, a dentist may recommend a full mouth extraction in the case of extensive decay or periodontal disease that has escalated to the point where no other treatment is possible. Possible reasons for an entire extraction may include:
- Bone Loss
- Accidents or Trauma
- Advanced Decay
- Periodontal Disease Of The Gums
- Abscess and Infection
If you may have neglected your oral health for many years and are currently experiencing pain in your jaw and bone, call The Dental and Denture Care Center today at (352) 848-1050. We can determine if a full mouth extraction is the best treatment for you.
Is A Full Mouth Extraction Painful?
In most cases, people put off going to the dentist because they believe the treatment they get is going to be painful. Your comfort level is extremely important to us. During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss what kind of medication options you prefer in order to to make you the most comfortable during and after treatment.
If you have only a few teeth to remove, a local anesthetic and mild sedative may be used. Sedation therapy is used in some cases to keep our patients calm and comfortable. A local anestheitc is applied in order to dull the pain and make sure you don’t feel anything during the extraction. If we are extracting teeth from the entire mouth, a general anesthetic may be used, which is used to place our patients in a sleep like state before any dental surgery.
How Long Does It Take To Recover From A Full Mouth Extraction?
A common question we get is always related to the length of time it takes to recover from a full mouth extraction. After this type of dental surgery, your gums will definitely need adequate time to heal. During the first few days after surgery, you may experience some pain and discomfort. Our dentist may suggest some medication after your surgery that can help you manage the pain afterwards.
Swelling is also common afterwards and we may suggest using ice packs to help keep the swelling down. Because your mouth will be tender, it is advisable to eat only soft foods such as eggs, liquids, soup or applesauce. Also, avoiding any kind of smoking will help speed up your recovery time.
A standard recovery time is anywhere between ten days to two weeks.
Once your gums have healed, you will then return to the office to be fitted for your dentures or other dental prosthetic our team has recommended for you.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Does A Full Mouth Extraction Procedure Take?
Obviously, extracting all the teeth in one’s mouth can take longer than removing just one tooth. The amount of time depends on the condition of the teeth and gums and what kind of surgery is needed. When a full mouth surgical procedure is needed, a general anesthetic is used which takes about the same time to administer as a local anesthetic. The process to remove one tooth takes about 20 to 40 minutes. Additional teeth may take anywhere from 3 to 15 minutes per tooth to remove.
If you are in need of removing all teeth, we would recommend doing this in one visit instead of spacing it out over several visits. It is less traumatic and reduces the amount of time needed to heal before being fitted for any dentures or implants.
What Should I Do After A Full Mouth Extraction?
An entire extraction can take several days and up to two weeks to fully heal. However, the following suggestions can help make the healing time go smooth.
- No smoking
- Feel free to use an ice pack on your cheek following the procedure to help reduce swelling
- The dentist may apply guaze to the treated area. It is important to bite down for 3 to 4 hours to hold the guaze in place, which will aid in clotting.
- While it will be important to consume liquid or soft foods, we recommend not using a straw for at least 24 hours.
- It is important to prepare to rest for the first 24 hours. Don’t be eager to jump into your regular routine right away.
- Take any medications as prescribed
- No mouthwashes or rinsing for 24 hours after the procedure
- After 24 hours, add half a teaspoon of salt to eight ounces of warm water to rinse your mouth out.
- Prop your head up with pillows while you rest in the first 24 hours.
- After 24 hours, you may start top eat soft foods and liquids such as yogurt, applesauce and pudding.
- As you begin to heal, you may start to introduce other foods as needed.
If your pain isn’t going away after several days or if you notice any pus or infection around the extraction areas, please contact our office immediately.
How Much Does A Full Mouth Extraction Cost?
The cost to remove a teeth depends on the degree of decay, if any, or if the teeth are impacted or not. A simple tooth removal can run between $75 to $200 per tooth. Depending on the type of anesthesia required, those costs could go up from there.
The cost to remove impacted teeth can run significantly higher as more intracate surgical proicess is involved. Costs could run anywhere from $800 to $4,000.
While dental work doesn’t always come with an inexpensive price tag, most dental insurance plans can cover emergency surgery where a full mouth extraction is needed. As a courtesy, we also offer dental financing plans through Care Credit, which can make paying for extensive dental procedures tolerable.
When You Need A Full Mouth Extraction, Choose The Dental And Denture Care Center
At The Dental and Denture Care Center, Dr. Juan C. Fabrega and his expert team of dental assistants will provide you with the very best service when you need a full mouth extraction to mainatain good oral health.
Should a full extraction be needed, our team of dental experts use cutting edge equipment and technology to prepare your mouth for dentures and implants, so that your procedure from start to finish will be carried out with ease.
Call us today at (352) 848-1050 or contact us through our website here and set up an appointment today.
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