Full Mouth Extractions in Twin Falls, ID
At the office of Dr. Mark W. Wright, we place a high priority on helping you keep your natural teeth and preventing tooth loss. Missing teeth affect not only your ability to speak and eat, but also your self-confidence and even your overall health.
Dental Extractions - More Common Than You Might Think
We actually perform extractions on patients of all ages - from their 20s to their 90s. Unfortunately, some of our patients have had lifelong oral health struggles and want a solution that actually makes them look and feel better. With extractions, we can remove your troubled tooth or teeth and find a tooth-replacement option to restore your smile. With all of the options available today, you can find a way to complete your smile that fits your lifestyle.
When Extractions Become Necessary
Some patients need extractions due to an accident, broken teeth, failed root canals, or on-going periodontal disease. Everyone is different! If you are tired of the struggle of trying to save tooth after tooth, come talk to Dr. Mark Wright. Tooth extractions do not have to be the end of your smile, but instead could be a brand new beginning.
Will I Need Surgery?
Damaged teeth that do not fall out on their own need to be extracted by a dentist. Sometimes the condition can be treated by removing one or two teeth and treating the infection with antibiotics. Some situations, however, may require all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaw to be removed. This procedure, known as a full mouth extraction, is performed in order to treat the existing infection and halt further bone disintegration.
Dr. Wright uses intravenous (IV) sedation for all patients undergoing full mouth extractions. IV sedation is quick-acting and prevents the patient from experiencing anxiety or discomfort during the procedure. Once all of the teeth have been removed, they can be replaced with implants or dentures. Because these products are custom designed from high quality materials, they have a natural, lifelike appearance.
What Can I Expect After Surgery?
Recovery time depends upon the number of teeth extracted and the severity of the infection. Dr. Wright and his staff will advise you on strategies to help alleviate swelling and discomfort and promote healing. These steps include:
- Taking all medications as prescribed
- Limiting your diet to liquids and soft foods (avoid straws as the suction can dislodge the blood clots, which are necessary for healing)
- Using gauze pads to control bleeding, which usually subsides after 24-48 hours
- Resting and avoiding strenuous activity
- Contacting the office immediately if you experience severe pain, excessive bleeding, or persistent nausea
Do You Want to Learn More?
If you’re concerned about tooth loss, schedule a consultation with Mark W. Wright, DDS. If extractions are inevitable, his compassion and expertise will help minimize your anxiety and discomfort. No matter how severe your condition, Dr. Wright has solutions to restore your smile and your self-confidence.