There are several different reasons that will require you to have multiple teeth extracted. An accident or injury might cause several teeth to be severely fractured or knocked out. A large amount of unchecked tooth decay can also cause multiple teeth to fail beyond conventional repair and thus require extraction.
Periodontal disease that goes untreated can lead to periodontitis, which can cause bone loss in the bones that anchor the teeth. This can cause the teeth to come loose, making the roots prone to infection or even cause systemic inflammation. In these cases, your periodontist might recommend extracting the teeth before these problems can get worse.
Before the extraction, x-rays will be taken to assess the severity of the problem or to get a better understanding of a tooth’s relationship to the sinus cavity.
The extraction procedure is usually done an outpatient basis. Your dentist or oral surgeon might also prescribe painkillers or anti-inflammatory medication to help with pain management during recovery. Let your dentist or oral surgeon know if you have a weakened immune system or other medical conditions that put you at risk for an infection. In some cases, your doctor or dentist might prescribe antibiotics to be taken before or after the extraction procedure.
Once your gums have healed, your dentist can advise you on potential options for replacing the lost teeth. This might include bone grafts with implants, a dental bridge, or a partial or custom-fitted denture.
If you think you might need to have multiple teeth extracted or if you have questions about how to prepare for an extraction, please feel free to call us at 856-455-1183 to schedule an appointment.