What Is A Multiple Teeth Extraction?
How Do You Prepare For A Multiple Teeth Extraction?
You must first have a consultation to discuss your medical and dental history. Your options and goals to restore the function will be discussed after taking radiographs. Medications and allergies will be all be discussed during the consultation appointment. In general, the patient has to stay away from herbal medications, fish oil or any food that starts with letter G. These include garlic, ginkgo and etc.
Why Are Multiple Teeth Extractions Performed?
There are many different reasons to remove multiple teeth. The primary reason to remove a tooth is decay. Periodontal disease is another top reason for removing multiple teeth.
What Can You Expect During The Removal Of Multiple Teeth?
What Is The Followup And Recovery Like For Multiple Teeth Extractions?
After tooth extraction, it’s important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. That’s why we ask you to bite on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes after the appointment with no talking at all. The pressure is the only way to stop the bleeding from a tooth extraction in a healthy person. Please be aware that some oozing is normal for 24 hours. You do not have to replace gauze for a slight oozing. If active bleeding persists, you could place another piece of gauze, bite down and rest for 30 minutes.
After the blood clot forms, it is important not to disturb or dislodge the clot as it aids healing. Do not rinse vigorously, suck on straws, smoke, drink alcohol or brush teeth next to the extraction site for 10 days. These activities will dislodge or dissolve the clot and delay the healing process. Limit vigorous exercise for the next 10 days as this will increase blood pressure and may cause more bleeding from the extraction site.
After the tooth is extracted, you may feel some pain and experience some swelling. An ice pack or an unopened bag of frozen vegetables applied to the area will help minimize swelling.Take pain medications as prescribed. The swelling usually starts to subside after 72 hours.
Use the pain medication as directed! Call the office if the medication doesn’t seem to be working. If antibiotics are prescribed, continue to take them for the indicated length of time, even if the signs and symptoms of infection are gone. Drink lots of fluids and eat nutritious soft foods on the day of the extraction. You can have a normal diet after 2 weeks.
It is important to resume your normal dental routine after 24 hours. This should include brushing and flossing your teeth at least once a day. This will speed healing and help keep your mouth fresh and clean.
If you have heavy bleeding, severe pain, continued swelling for 6-7 days, or a reaction to the medication, call our office immediately at (212) 480-2777.
What Is The Potential Cost For The Removal Of Multiple Teeth?
What Are The Potential Risks?
Occasionally, bone splinters occur which can be removed at the follow-up appointment. Swelling occurs frequently and is normal for the first 3-5 days. Infection is very rare if instructions are followed. Post operative pain is normal and should be controlled with provided medications.