Full Mouth Extractions

Are your teeth severely decayed, or do you suffer from intense, chronic gum disease? If so, it might be time for a full mouth extraction. Although the term “full mouth extractions” might seem overwhelming or even extreme, Dr. Fawzi Hijazi and his experienced team at San Antonio Smile Pros suggest full mouth extractions when it’s the top option for preserving oral hygiene health and for economic reasons. Sometimes, treating each tooth is not viable for the patient’s health.

Our Dental Extraction

Dr. Hijazi and his team do all they can to make full mouth extractions as comfortable and smooth as possible. Before oral surgery, all patients can express with our dental team any anxieties or fears they might have about dental extractions.

Our answer to comfortable full mouth extractions is IV sedation dentistry. This trusted method can numb virtually any discomfort and keep you calm throughout the entire procedure.

The Basics

Why do some patients need full mouth extractions? Frankly, there are many reasons for full mouth extractions, like widespread, severe tooth decay or infection.

Although typically performed as an outpatient procedure, Dr. Hijazi can perform full mouth extractions at his Hildebrand Ave. dental office. If possible, Dr. Hijazi will gently use forceps to loosen and pull teeth from the jaws. But, if you have impacted or broken teeth, other measures must be taken to remove the teeth from the sockets successfully.

Generally, full mouth extractions can take a few hours, and we strongly advise asking someone trusted to drive you home as the dental sedation wears off.

Still curious about full mouth extractions near me?

For practical, convenient, and comfortable full mouth extractions, schedule an appointment with the San Antonio Smile Pros dental implants and dentures specialists.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are my tooth replacement options after a full mouth extraction?

When possible, Dr. Hijazi will fit you with immediate dentures. As your gums heal, full mouth implants are a durable, natural-looking tooth replacement option.

How long does it take to recover after a full mouth extraction?

Full mouth extractions are a lofty procedure. If you remove all your teeth, expect a 7 to 10-day healing period. During the recovery period, please follow Dr. Hijazi’s post-surgery instructions to speed up recovery.

What can I eat immediately after a full mouth extraction?

While healing, you’ll be limited to a soft, liquid diet. We suggest a diet full of (not too hot) soups, smoothies, applesauce, mashed potatoes, yogurt, and other soft mashes and purees high in nutrition and gentle on sensitive gums. Dr. Hijazi will offer a list of recommended foods so that you can stock your refrigerator before surgery. In general, we suggest refraining from anything you must chew and foods that might irritate your gums (like spicy foods or acidic juices).