Full Mouth Extractions

Full Mouth Extractions services offered in Phoenix, AZ

Your dentist might recommend full-mouth extractions (pulling most or all your teeth) if you have severe tooth decay or suffered a severe injury to your mouth. At The Smile Boutique in Phoenix, Arizona, our oral surgeon and general dentist specializes in full-mouth extractions. Dr. Athari’s training and expertise permit quick, pain-free procedures that encourage optimal oral health. Call The Smile Boutique today to see if you can benefit from full-mouth extractions, or book your appointment online.

Full Mouth Extractions Q&A

What are full-mouth extractions?

A full-mouth extraction is oral surgery to remove most or all of your permanent teeth.

The Smile Boutique always does its best to preserve patients’ natural teeth, but in some cases, full-mouth extractions make the most sense. After an oral exam and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) X-rays, your dentist makes personalized treatment recommendations.

When are full-mouth extractions necessary?

The Smile Boutique might recommend full-mouth extractions if you have a severe oral health problem that doesn’t respond to more conservative treatments. Situations that commonly require full-mouth extractions include:

  • Severe tooth decay
  • Severe gum disease (periodontitis)
  • Oral trauma that can’t be treated with other methods
  • Infections and abscesses

Sometimes, The Smile Boutique recommends full-mouth extractions to treat bone loss in the jaws.

What do full-mouth extractions involve?

At The Smile Boutique, full-mouth extractions typically take 3-4 hours. Your dentist administers a local anesthetic to numb your mouth and a general anesthetic that puts you to sleep. They then do simple or surgical extractions, depending on where the affected teeth are.

Simple extractions

During simple extractions, your dentist uses forceps to carefully loosen and remove your teeth. Simple extractions are quicker than surgical extractions and don’t require incisions.

Surgical extractions

If you have broken or impacted teeth that can’t break through the gumline, your dentist does surgical extractions. They make several incisions in your gums, separate your teeth into smaller pieces, and remove them one by one.

What is recovery like after full-mouth extractions?

After full-mouth extractions, it takes 7-10 days for your gums to heal. During that time, it’s essential that you get lots of rest, drink plenty of fluids, and take medication as prescribed.

The Smile Boutique provides aftercare instructions to limit the pain and reduce the risk of infection. Follow these instructions carefully, eat only soft foods, and avoid smoking or drinking alcohol.

What are the different tooth replacement options?

The Smile Boutique offers several ways to replace teeth. They could suggest:

  • Bridges
  • Dental implants
  • All-on-4® implants
  • Dentures
  • Crowns

These custom-crafted appliances restore your smile and reduce the risk of complications.

Call The Smile Boutique today to explore the benefits of full-mouth extractions, or make your appointment online.