When I had a badly decayed tooth extracted, I got a partial denture to fill in the gap. I didn't mind it at first, because I was just so happy to have my painful tooth out of my mouth. Over time, I began to get tired of taking it out at night. I asked my dentist if I was could get a dental implant, and he said that my gum disease did not make me a good candidate, but a fixed bridge may be a good option for me. I went with his suggestion, and I have no regrets. I love feeling like I have a real tooth again that I don't have to remove at night. I created this blog to remind other people with a missing tooth that they have many replacement options, and if one is not for you, then try another that may be right.
If your dentist has advised that your teeth are in such bad shape that all of them should be extracted in order to make room for dentures, you might wonder just what it is you should expect afterward. Knowing what you will most likely go through after all of your teeth have been extracted for dentures will help you prepare for the entire process. Here are some of the things that you will want to keep in mind.
There Will Be Bleeding
Even though your oral surgeon will stitch up the opening in your mouth from where the teeth used to be, there is still going to be a certain amount of bleeding that you will have to deal with. Some people are prone to bleed more than others, but it should still subside after a few hours of being home. In order to help stop the bleeding, you will be advised to keep clean gauze in your mouth.
Check the gauze every so often and throw it out and use a new piece whenever there is a lot of blood present. Instead of laying the gauze squares flat in your mouth, you will want to fold them over for better results. If the bleeding gets substantially worse or it does not get better by the following day, you will want to call your oral surgeon.
You Won't Be Able To Each Much
It is going to take some time for your mouth to heal before you are able to eat foods that require chewing. The area of the extractions is going to be incredibly sensitive. You want to make sure that you are not only avoiding additional pain but also that you are not harming the extraction site. Therefore, before you go to the oral surgeon's office for the extractions, you will want to stock up on soups, puddings, gelatin, ice cream, yogurt, and anything else that you can eat without having to chew. As the days turn into weeks, you will notice that you will be able to start slowly reintroducing foods into your meal plans that require chewing.
It is a good idea to make sure that you are taking the time to consult with your oral surgeon to see if there is anything else that he or she can tell you about the recovery from a full mouth extraction. The more you know, the less you may worry in the days after the extractions. For more information, contact your local oral surgery center.Share
26 September 2018