Multi-Tooth Extractions – Is It Really That Bad?

Dental problems happen to everyone. If you are putting off getting several teeth extracted because of you have concerns about the procedure or the days following it, you likely want answers to your questions. Here, you will find the answers to some of the questions you have about multiple teeth extractions.

Will it hurt?

Many people put off getting teeth extracted because they worry about the amount of pain they will experience. When you are getting multiple teeth extracted, most dentists will require sedation. This means that you will sleep through the entire procedure and will not wake until it is complete.

The day after the procedure, you will feel discomfort. However, the level of discomfort that you had been experiencing with bad teeth in your mouth was likely more uncomfortable than what you will experience after those teeth are removed.

Your dentist will prescribe pain medication for you to take during the days after the teeth are removed. As long as you stay on top of taking the medication as prescribed, your pain levels should be relatively low.

Can I get dentures immediately?

Many dentists actually recommend that you get a temporary denture plate to use the day that the teeth are removed. Before you wake up from the procedure, the oral surgeon will place the denture over your gums where it will remain for at least a day or two without being removed. This will help to control swelling, bleeding and reduce the chances of dry socket.

The temporary dentures are worn for roughly three months while your mouth heals. You will have to visit your dentist or denturist to have the dentures shaped to fit your gums as they heal. After your gums have healed, you will then begin the process of getting a permanent denture plate made.

Do I really have to get the teeth removed?

This really depends on your personal situation. If you have infections growing in your mouth because of the teeth, it is not recommended that you allow them to remain. Your dentist is the only person that can tell you if you must have the teeth removed, so if he or she says they need to go, then they are likely posing a more serious health risk and you should comply.

Dental procedures are not as horrifying as they seem. Talk with a dentist (such as William J Guthrie DDS PC) and oral surgeon about your concerns. He or she will be able to guide you through the procedure and help you get through it with less anxiety.