We get it: tooth extraction can seem daunting. The prospect of discomfort or unfamiliarity with the procedure may raise concerns. These apprehensions often stem from uncertainty about what to expect during the extraction. While total tooth loss is a global issue that affects a significant number of people, it can also have a serious impact on overall health. At Union City Mini Dental Implants, we recognize that full mouth extraction might feel overwhelming. Our team is dedicated to guiding you through your extraction, providing clear explanations, and ensuring you understand what to expect. We are here to support you every step of the way.
Do I Need a Full Mouth Extraction?
There are several reasons why tooth extractions might be necessary. Extractions serve various purposes, from routine scenarios like wisdom teeth removal to more urgent cases like addressing severe periodontal disease. Advanced decay, overcrowding, infections, and even orthodontic treatments like braces can necessitate extractions. In the case of full mouth extractions, they are also often performed to make room for implants or dentures. Depending on the state of your tooth, there are two main extraction types:
- Simple tooth extractions: As the name implies, these are straightforward. If a tooth is fully visible, it’s numbed and removed using small tools.
- Surgical tooth extractions: These are often used for more involved procedures. A surgical approach is taken if a tooth is broken or below the gum line. Sometimes, this involves sectioning the tooth or removing some surrounding bone.
When we confirm the need for full-mouth extractions, patients often worry about the procedure’s execution, any associated pain, or the eventual appearance and functionality of dentures or implants that may follow. That is why we work to provide patients with comprehensive information about the extraction process, pain management options, and potential restoration choices that can help ease their anxieties and empower them to make informed decisions.
What to Expect
We will ask about any medications you take when you meet with us at your free consultation. This includes any prescription medication, vitamins, or over-the-counter drugs you take. We inquire about any health conditions you may have, as they can significantly impact dental treatment and overall health. Disclosing these conditions is essential to ensure your safety and receive appropriate care during dental procedures. We can also discuss various sedation options to make you feel more comfortable during your procedure.
When you come in for your extraction, we will administer anesthesia and then lift each damaged tooth from its socket. Depending on your case, we may replace the teeth immediately with mini dental implants. After your procedure, we will provide you with the steps to ensure a smooth recovery.
After Full Mouth Extraction: Mini Dental Implant Replacement
A full mouth extraction is often performed to make room for new teeth or dentures. After your procedure, your next step may be the placement of mini dental implants. These implants can often be installed immediately after the teeth are removed. At your consultation, we will evaluate your condition and see if you are eligible.
Mini implants offer an excellent opportunity for patients to rejuvenate their smiles. These small posts are inserted into the jawbone, serving as anchors for restorations like crowns, bridges, or dentures. If you need to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, a complete set, or stabilize loose dentures, mini implants are a remarkable option.
Besides restoring your smile, mini implants aid in long-term oral health. Their placement helps preserve the volume and density of the jawbone, which starts to diminish when a tooth isn’t promptly replaced after extraction. If you have a scheduled tooth extraction, we recommend mini dental implants to replace the missing teeth. These devices safeguard your jawbone health and enhance your smile’s beauty.
Learn More About Full Mouth Extraction
At the Mini Dental Implant Center of America in Union City, we understand the hesitation many patients feel about tooth extractions. Throughout her 20 years of experience, Dr. Diana Rodriguez has dedicated herself to delivering superior care and supporting patients in making informed decisions, prioritizing their well-being and dental health. We aim to create a comfortable environment where you feel at ease and supported throughout your dental journey. Contact us today to schedule your visit and learn if a full mouth extraction will suit your needs.