Full mouth extraction sound scary, but in reality this procedure can save you pain and protect your oral health. If you suffer from advanced gum disease or decay and are looking to be fitted with dentures, full mouth extractions at Vallejo Oral Surgery located in Vallejo, California, is your best bet to achieving optimal oral health. Call the office today or schedule your appointment online using the convenient scheduling tool.
What’s the purpose of full-mouth extractions?
There are several reasons why your Vallejo Oral Surgery provider might suggest full mouth extractions. For example, if you are in need of a full set of dentures, you’ll have to have your remaining teeth removed before the denture process can begin. Other reasons your surgeon might recommend full mouth extractions include:
- Excessive decay to the point where your natural teeth can’t be saved
- Advanced gum disease which has caused your teeth to loosen
- Bone density loss in your jawbone
If you feel like full mouth extractions can benefit you, call Vallejo Oral Surgery to talk to a team member today.
I get nervous before dental procedures. Is there anything that can help me?
It’s natural to feel anxious before procedures like full mouth extractions. Fortunately, the Vallejo Oral Surgery team is there to make you feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. During your extractions, you’ll be given local anesthetics so you won’t feel any pain at all. Because the process can feel a bit invasive, you’ll also be offered sedation such as laughing gas (nitrous oxide), oral pills taken a few hours before your procedure, or even IV sedation to put you in a twilight state. Just keep in mind, if you opt for sedation you’ll need a friend or family member to drive you home after your procedure.
Will I be in pain after my full mouth extractions?
There will be some pain and bleeding directly after your procedure, especially after the local anesthesia wears off. Your Vallejo Oral Surgery provider will have you bite down on gauze until the bleeding stops. For pain, your surgeon might offer prescription medication or give you instructions on how to take over-the-counter NSAID pain relievers.
Make sure to eat soft foods for the first few days afterward and don’t drink with a straw or smoke. Doing so can dislodge clots causing painful dry sockets. After a few weeks, your gums will fully heal and you can begin the denture process.
Don’t let decay or advanced gum disease keep you from smiling. Book an appointment with Vallejo Oral Surgery for full mouth extractions so you can be on the road to a natural-looking smile with high-quality dentures. You can also book your appointment online.