Natural teeth are the best version, and dentists often strive to preserve infected or damaged natural teeth. However, there are cases where you have no option but to extract the teeth. Below are some things you should know about extracting multiple teeth simultaneously.
Dentists Don't Have a Definite Limit
Dentists don't have an established limit on the number of teeth to extract. The limit depends on different factors, such as:
- Your overall health
- Your oral health
- The nature of the teeth (for example, whether they are fractured or impacted)
Your dentist will evaluate the diseased teeth and determine the number to extract at each session.
The Discomfort Might Exceed That of Single-tooth Extraction
Many people fear dental procedures due to their perceived pain. A dental extraction is now without pain, but dentists have different ways of numbing the pain, including anesthesia use. Still, you expect a little discomfort during extraction since it is an invasive procedure.
As you might expect, the level of di comfort you might experience with multiple teeth extraction might exceed that of a single tooth extraction. Although your dentist will give you pain medication, do not hesitate to inform them if you still feel pain during the procedure.
You May Need IV Sedation
Local anesthesia is the go-to pain management medication for a single tooth or simple extractions. However, you may need more than that if you want to extract multiple teeth in a single session. Your dentist may elect to give you intravenous (IV) sedation (general anesthesia). IN sedation also makes sense due to the extended duration of multiple teeth extraction.
You May Need Multiple Appointments
Some people can have multiple teeth extraction in a single dental appointment. However, your dentist may advise you to have the extractions in multiple appointments. The number of teeth to extract and the complexity of the extractions determine the number of appointments you need. For example, multiple complicated extractions may require multiple appointments.
You Will Likely Need Jawbone Reshaping
Lastly, your dentist will likely advise you to get jawbone reshaping after multiple teeth extraction. The reshaping prepares your teeth for teeth replacement treatments, such as dentures or dental bridges. The replacement is advisable for anyone who loses teeth, but it is even more necessary for those who lose multiple teeth.
Each extraction differs; do not use another person's experience to plan your extraction. Consult a dentist in your area for evaluation and treatment and follow the dentist's advice fully.