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Multiple Tooth Extraction

Tools used for Multiple Tooth Extraction in Houston Texas.Extraction of a tooth is a common procedure, which is necessary if your tooth has been damaged beyond saving. Usually, it is no cause for concern, after all, you can survive without one tooth. However, when you require multiple tooth extraction, the situation changes. To start with, the procedure is a bit more complex, especially if several teeth are to be extracted. Losing several teeth is also not a fun experience, as it can affect your smile and your confidence. At Edge Dental, we offer several dental solutions, from the extraction of your teeth to replacement options for the extracted teeth.

Reasons for Multiple Tooth Extraction

Multiple tooth extraction is a procedure that can become necessary due to some reasons:
•  An advanced level of tooth decay that has affected multiple teeth
•  A face injury that has damaged several teeth beyond repair
•  Advanced gum disease that has weakened the jawbone and the tissues supporting your teeth

Multiple Tooth Extraction Procedure

Extracting multiple teeth is different from extracting just one. The procedure starts with a proper diagnosis of the affected teeth, for example, taking x-rays. This helps to assess how severe the problem is, as well as to identify the affected teeth. The affected teeth are then extracted, with the length of the procedure depends on the number of teeth. There is no limit to the number of teeth to be extracted, but practical reasons and the difficulty of extraction are taken into account when performing the procedure.

Possible Side Effects to Expect

After multiple tooth extraction, you can expect to experience some side effects. These include:
•  Bleeding –
•  bleeding is common with the extraction of a tooth. With multiple tooth extraction, the level of bleeding may be higher than that of a single extraction. However, you can manage the bleeding by the use of gauze or immediate dentures.
•  Pain and swelling –
•  you can expect to experience some pain and swelling after extraction of multiple teeth. The pain will be mostly concentrated in the teeth extraction areas. Swelling can occur around the neighboring teeth, cheeks, and at the side(s) of the face. Pain medications can, however, help to relieve the pain and inflammation.
•  Numbness –
•  you can expect some numbness on the gums, the chin, tongue, lips, and other parts of the mouth and face due to the anesthesia used during the procedure. However, once it clears, the normal feeling will return.

Aftercare and Recovery

Aftercare is important after multiple tooth extraction to enable your gums to heal properly and avoid infections. To promote faster healing, make sure you take the medication provided after the procedure.

In the event of bleeding, place some gauze pads directly over the bleeding site and bite on to it (to apply pressure) for a few minutes. For pain and swelling, you can apply an ice pack on your face (externally) near the area that is affected.

Make sure you drink plenty of fluids after the procedure to help replace the lost blood. Sticking to a proper diet will also help you to heal faster. However, you should avoid hard foods for the first few days, since your gums will be sore after the procedure.

Replacement Options for Your Teeth

Having several of your teeth extracted can be disheartening. However, all is not lost as there are solutions for replacing the lost teeth. These include the dentures, dental implants, dental bridges, and implant supported dentures.

Do you need multiple tooth extractions? We can help. Call us, Edge Dental, today at (281) 940-6960 for more information on tooth extractions and solutions that are available to replace your lost teeth.

General and Cosmetic Dentistry

From crowns and bridges to periodontal care and extractions, Justin Lai, DDS offers a wide range of general and cosmetic dental treatments. If you have a dental concern, Dr. Lai will have a solution.

Edge Dental is equipped with digital x-rays, intra-oral cameras and 3-dimensional cone beam imaging to gain the best possible information about patient dental health. This enables Dr. Lai to view teeth, gum tissue and surrounding bone structures in high resolution from all angles. Based on findings, treatment plans are designed to optimize oral health with minimally invasive procedures.

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