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Multiple Tooth Extractions – Cambria, CA

Safe & Comfortable Extractions

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While removing a single tooth is a relatively simple procedure, extracting more than one at the same time takes a little more skill and planning. Most other dental offices will refer their patients to another doctor for this kind of procedure, but at Cambria Smiles, we’re able to provide everything our patients need right at home. No matter how many teeth you might need to have removed, you can look forward to a comfortable procedure and easy recovery on the road to rebuilding your smile.

Why Choose Cambria Smiles for Multiple Tooth Extractions

Sedation available to ensure a comfortable procedure

Kind, caring, & highly experienced team

Multiple replacement options available in-house

How a Multiple Tooth Extraction Works

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In most cases, the reason we would choose to extract multiple teeth is to create room in the mouth for a new denture. It’s very common for dentists to extract any remaining damaged teeth so they can design a prosthetic that will fit better in a patient’s mouth.

The process of extracting multiple teeth closely resembles the one used to remove a single tooth. First, the dentist will numb a patient’s mouth with local anesthesia, and then they will hold a tooth with a pair of dental forceps. At this point, they will gently rock the tooth back and forth until it slips out on its own. We never actually “pull” teeth here! This will be repeated until all of the necessary teeth have been removed. A dressing will be placed over the treatment area, and then the patient will be advised to go home and take the rest of the day off. After a day or so of recovery, they’ll return to our office for a follow-up and to discuss their replacement options (if this hasn’t already been done).

Multiple Tooth Extractions FAQs

Am I a Good Candidate for Multiple Tooth Extractions?

In addition to making space for a better-fitting denture, multiple teeth may need to be taken out as a result of gum disease, which is the leading cause of tooth loss for adults throughout the world. When we recommend this often last-resort treatment, we’ll explain our reasons and make sure they are clear to you. After all, we want you to feel comfortable and confident that we’re doing what’s best for your smile in the end.

What Is Aftercare for Multiple Tooth Extractions?

Before you leave our office, we’ll give you specific instructions, which you must follow if you want to keep complications to a minimum. On top of resting for a few days, you need to make sure a few things happen. You need to keep gauze on the sites for several hours after the surgery. A blood clot must form over the sockets and stay there. These clots protect the tissues underneath from infection. You may take pain medication as directed and put a cold compress on your face to manage any swelling. Avoid strenuous activities until you feel ready, at least two or three days after your procedure.

What Can I Eat or Drink After Having Multiple Teeth Extracted?

For several hours following the extractions, you shouldn’t eat or drink anything, but when you do later in the day, only have soft foods, like applesauce, mashed potatoes, gelatin, and eggs. Do not drink from a straw for the first 48 hours because this motion can lead to painful infection and complications in the healing process. About a week after your procedure, you may try to resume a more normal diet as tolerated.

How Soon After Multiple Tooth Extraction Can I Get My Dentures?

You may feel eager to have your dentures after you lose several teeth, but your gums need a little time to heal. Usually, we take impressions for dentures a couple of weeks after teeth have been extracted. If you are getting implant dentures, the process will take longer but is well worth the wait. Throughout your treatment, we will keep you abreast of your progress and help you know what to expect next. With your treatment plan in place, you may ask questions about a projected time frame as well.

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