Multiple Tooth Extraction
Your teeth are the hardest substance in your body. While exceptionally strong, however, they are not impervious to damage. Taking care of your teeth helps to reduce your risk for issues, but sometimes, problems still occur. When multiple teeth are damaged, we do everything possible to restore them, using such treatments as crowns or root canals. Keeping your natural teeth is the ideal solution. In some cases, damaged teeth are not salvageable, and can harm your oral and overall health if left in the jaw. If your teeth are too severely damaged, it is best to have them extracted and replaced. Medhat Dental Excellence and Artistic Smiles Family Dental Care can help.
Why Do Multiple Teeth Need to be Extracted?
There are a few different reasons why you might need to have multiple teeth extracted.
How are Multiple Teeth Extracted?
Prior to extracting teeth, a comprehensive oral exam is performed. During this exam, we take a look at your teeth and also take dental X-rays. The X-rays enable us to see any damage that may have occurred below the gum line. We will consider all possible options to save the tooth. If it is determined that no option will be effective, we will then move on to extraction.
There are two ways in which teeth can be extracted. The first way is called a simple extraction. This procedure, done under a local anesthetic, involves gripping the tooth and moving it back and forth to widen the periodontal ligaments. Once the tooth is loose, it is lifted free.
The second type of extraction is called a surgical extraction. This type of extraction is used for more complex cases, such as when the tooth is shattered. A local anesthetic is used, and sedation may be provided. Incisions are made in the gums to expose the roots of the damaged teeth, allowing us to remove them completely.
Recovery After Multiple Tooth Extractions
Having several teeth extracted is different from having only one tooth extracted. Your mouth will need time to heal, and it is important that you take the time to recover properly. During recovery, rest is essential. Avoid doing anything strenuous, or anything that involves bending over or lifting heavy objects. You will also need to maintain a diet of soft, nutritious foods. As you begin to heal, you can slowly resume normal activities and diet. Following your procedure, we provide you with specific aftercare instructions to help you deal with post-procedure issues such as pain and swelling. They are designed to help you have a smooth recovery.
Tooth Replacement After Multiple Tooth Extractions
After your teeth have been extracted, it is important to have them replaced. Options for replacement include:
While every option is considered to save damaged teeth, there are some cases in which it is not possible. In these cases, the best option is to extract your damaged teeth and replace them. If you have any questions, call Medhat Dental Excellence and Artistic Smiles Family Dental Care today at (773) 774-4611 North Milwaukee Ave Location
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