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Multiple Tooth Extraction


Your teeth perform some different tasks every day. From biting and chewing, to help you speak, to even provide you with a beautiful smile, the teeth go through a lot. They can stand up to a lot, too. The teeth are the hardest substance in the human body. However, they are not indestructible. Moreover, when damage occurs, we exhaust every possible option to save your teeth. While most damaged teeth can be restored, there are some cases in which keeping your teeth can prove harmful. In these cases, Colliver Dental Group can help with multiple tooth extractions.

Why Do My Teeth Need to Be Extracted?


Saving your teeth is always preferable in the event of damage, but there are some instances in which this is not possible. Common reasons for multiple tooth extractions include:

•  Gum disease. Gum disease starts barely noticeable but can do a significant amount of damage when untreated. After swollen gum tissue begins to pull away from your teeth, bacteria fall into the pockets that are created. There, they begin to attack periodontal ligaments and your jawbone, weakening them and the stability of your teeth.
•  Tooth decay. Tooth decay causes cavities. Most cavities can be treated with fillings. However, when the decay is severe, the tooth is severely compromised and can become infected. Fillings can cause the teeth to shatter, and the teeth may not be stable enough to support crowns.
•  Facial trauma. Facial trauma includes injuries that result from a car accident, a fall, playing sports and more. These injuries can lead to severely fractured or shattered teeth.

How Are Multiple Teeth Extracted?


Before we decide to extract your damaged teeth, we first perform a thorough oral evaluation. During this evaluation, we visually examine your teeth and gums. We also take X-rays, which allow us to see the damage to your tooth roots. We consider all restorative options first before determining that extractions are the best solution for your needs.

Tools used for Multiple Tooth Extraction in Frederick, MDThere are two ways in which teeth can be extracted. A simple extraction is a straightforward procedure that involves loosening the teeth in their sockets and lifting them out. A surgical extraction is a procedure that is performed in more complicated cases, such as broken or shattered teeth. Done under a local anesthetic, and sedation if necessary, incisions are made in the gums to expose the damaged teeth and surrounding jawbone. We then extract the teeth, making sure that we remove all fragments. Once the teeth have been completely removed, the gums are sutured closed.

Is There a Recovery Period After Multiple Tooth Extraction?


There is a recovery period following multiple tooth extractions. You will be provided with specific aftercare instructions that will help you deal with common post-extraction issues, such as swelling, pain and more. During this time, it is critical that you rest. Resting will allow your body to heal itself. Performing strenuous activities too soon can exacerbate pain and swelling and can slow the healing process. A diet of nutritious foods will also aid in proper healing. The foods you eat should be soft, and should not take much effort to chew. As you begin to heal, you can gradually reincorporate your normal activities and a normal diet into your daily routine.

Can My Missing Teeth be Replaced?


After the teeth have been extracted, it is important to replace them. Replacing extracted teeth will allow you to maintain normal functions and keep your beautiful smile. There are several ways in which teeth can be replaced.

•  Bridges. A bridge replaces up to 3 missing teeth in a row. This restoration consists of two dental crowns with the false teeth set between them. The crowns anchor the bridge into place over the healthy teeth on each side of the space.
•  Dentures. Dentures are a removable prosthesis consisting of false teeth set into a hard base that is created from a mold of your mouth. The base rests directly on your gums, which provide the support for your new teeth. Dentures can be made to replace sections of missing teeth or an entire arch.
•  Dental implants. Implants are comprised of small titanium posts that are surgically implanted into the jawbone. Your bone fuses to the implants, integrating them into the jaw and turning them into stable supports for your replacement teeth. This treatment is the only option that can stop bone loss after the teeth have been extracted, which helps to preserve the integrity of your jaw.

When teeth are damaged, it is always preferable to save them. However, this is not always possible. When teeth are damaged beyond repair, it is often best to extract them and replace them. For more information, call Colliver Dental Group today at (301) 662-5914.
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