You might be in need of full mouth extractions for a number of reasons. For example, your surgeon might need to prepare your mouth for dentures. In this procedure, your Novato Oral Surgery provider safely and effectively removes all of your permanent teeth. If you have questions about full mouth extractions and think it might be the right option for you, call the Novato, California, office 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 well 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 Novato 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 Novato Oral Surgery your comfort is always the top priority. Sedation is offered to keep you calm and relaxed, and local anesthetics will make it so you don’t feel anything during your procedure.
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 Novato Oral Surgery provider 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. While your mouth is tender, you may want to only drink liquids and eat soft foods like eggs, soup, and applesauce. Make sure to not smoke in order to speed your recovery.
Once your gums have fully healed you will return to the office to be fitted for your dentures or whichever dental prosthetic your Novato Oral Surgery provider suggests.
Full mouth extractions are often the last option, but the procedure can do wonders to relieve your mouth pain or get you ready for a new set of dentures. Call the office today or schedule your appointment online.
Full mouth extractions are often the last option, but the procedure can do wonders to relieve your mouth pain or get you ready for a new set of dentures. Call the office today, or schedule your appointment online.
Our doctors who provide this service
Mahr Elder, DDS, MD, is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon with expertise in TMJ disorders, jaw trauma, dental implants, and much more. He belongs to the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and values volunteer work both abroad and right here in Marin County where he provides free orthodontic care through the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation.