Multiple Tooth Extraction
Your teeth have several responsibilities. Along with biting and chewing, the teeth also control airflow when you speak and contribute to your beautiful smile. The teeth see a significant amount of use. They can stand up to it because they are exceptionally strong. While strong, however, they are not impervious to damage. Accidents happen. Moreover, when your teeth are damaged, treatment is essential. Severely damaged teeth can have serious consequences. Not only can the teeth be further damaged, but they can develop infections that affect not only your oral health but your overall health as well. In most cases, damaged teeth can be treated and restored. However, if the damage is too severe, they may not be able to be fully restored, which can compromise the teeth and the health of your mouth. If you have several teeth that are beyond repair, Hunter Dental Care can help with multiple tooth extractions.
Do I Need to Have My Teeth Extracted?
Multiple teeth may need to be extracted for a variety of different reasons.
Multiple Tooth Extraction Process
There are two types of extractions used for removing teeth. One extraction is known as a simple extraction. Simple extractions are straightforward. Done under a local anesthetic, the teeth are gripped and moved back and forth until the socket is wide enough. They are then lifted free.
The other type of extraction is a surgical extraction. This type of extraction is done in more complicated cases, such as the tooth is broken below the gum line. Done under a local anesthetic and sedation, incisions are made in the gums to expose the affected teeth and then all pieces are removed. Once finished, the gums are sutured closed.
Recovering After Your Multiple Tooth Extraction
Multiple tooth extractions are more invasive than a single tooth extraction, and therefore require a recovery period after your procedure is complete. Before you go home, you are provided with aftercare instructions that will provide you with information on how to deal with most common post-extraction issues, such as pain and swelling. Recovery will depend on how many teeth are extracted, but no matter how many are extracted, it is important that you rest and relax. You should avoid any strenuous activities, including heavy lifting, jogging and anything else that elevates your heart rate. It is also important to eat a diet of nutritious foods. However, you will need to avoid certain foods, such as those that are hard, sticky, or chewy. Opt for a diet of soft foods instead. As you heal, you can begin to resume your normal activities and your normal diet.
What are My Options for Replacement?
After your teeth have been extracted, it is important to have them replaced. There are a few options that are available.
While most damaged teeth can be restored, there are some cases in which extractions are necessary. Once your teeth have been extracted, they can be replaced, restoring your oral health, your appearance and your quality of life. If you have any questions, or need to schedule a consultation, call Hunter Dental Care today at (503) 622-9730.