Full Mouth Extractions

Full Mouth Extractions in Austin Texas

Full Mouth Extractions

Full mouth extractions, also known as full mouth tooth extractions or full arch extractions, involve the removal of all the teeth in a patient’s upper or lower jaw. This procedure is usually done under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is unconscious during the procedure.

There are several reasons why a patient may need full mouth extractions. One common reason is severe gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. If left untreated, gum disease can cause the gums to pull away from the teeth, eventually leading to tooth loss. In some cases, the bone supporting the teeth may also be affected, making it difficult or impossible to save the teeth.

Other reasons why a patient may need full mouth extractions include extensive decay, trauma to the teeth, or a congenital condition that affects the development of the teeth or jaw. In some cases, full mouth extractions may also be part of a larger treatment plan for conditions such as oral cancer or sleep apnea.

What should I know about full mouth extractions?

The procedure for full mouth extractions can vary depending on each patient’s specific needs and the extent of the tooth loss. In some cases, the teeth may be removed all at once, while in other cases they may be removed in stages. After the teeth have been removed, we may place immediate dentures or a temporary bridge to help with eating and speaking. These temporary prosthetics will eventually be replaced with permanent dentures or implants.

Depending on your specific situation, there may be alternative treatments to full mouth extractions, such as a partial extraction or an individual tooth extraction. In your consultation, we will discuss all available treatment options to help them make an informed decision.

When should I see my Oral Surgeon?

It is important to see your oral surgeon regularly to prevent dental issues from progressing to the point where full mouth extractions are necessary. Signs that you may need to see a oral surgeon include:

  • Pain or sensitivity in the teeth or gums
  • Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Sores or lumps in the mouth
  • Difficulty chewing or speaking

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to schedule an appointment with your oral surgeon as soon as possible.

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