Long term problems with periodontal disease, tooth decay or other oral health complications can severely compromise the full function of your mouth. Beyond simply impairing your ability to adequately chew food, it can impact your speech and leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile.
In a case like this, our IQ Family & Cosmetic Dentistry dentist might recommend restoring the full function and appearance of your mouth by being fitted for a custom pair of dentures. It might be that you only need to have your upper or lower teeth replaced. However, many people need to have both sets addressed. Of course, to do this, any other remaining teeth will also need to be extracted to allow the new dentures to fit securely to your gums.
IQ Family & Cosmetic Dentistry’s dentists offers a few basic preparation and aftercare tips to help speed your recovery after multiple tooth extractions.
Most people prefer to be deeply sedated when having multiple teeth extracted. This means you will need to arrange to have a friend or family member drive you home afterward.
During the recovery phase, you will need to eat a soft foods diet. Staying properly hydrated is also important. Drink plenty of lukewarm liquids without using a straw. The suction can harm the incisions or pull blood clots loose from the incisions.
It’s natural and expected for the incision sites to bleed for a few days after surgery. You can lightly pack the area with sterile gauze. Once the bleeding stops, you can rinse your mouth gently with lukewarm salt water to remove blood clots and soothe the gums.
If you have additional questions about how to prepare for having multiple teeth extracted, you can always call IQ Family & Cosmetic Dentistry’s office in Rochester, New York at 585-475-0140 to seek further advice.