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