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Dental and Oral Health (Seniors)

Full mouth tooth extractions

11/15/2005

Question:

is it better to have upper and lower extractions done at the same time or to have one done, wait for healing and then have the other done? When dentures are to follow, might it be necessary or preferable to have them fitted and insterted in upper and lower immediately following extractions> Does it matter? The lower will be full denture over 2 implants. Upper, just standard dentures. What risks having all teeth pulled at the same time. 14 to be removed. Should bone loss or ability to utilize dentures on the existing bone be assessed prior to extractions. Thank you.

Answer:

You can extract your upper teeth at the same setting prior to seating an upper denture. After one or two months a relining for the upper denture is recommended.

For the lower teeth you may or may not need relining for the lower denture that is supported by the 2 implants.

Assessment of bone mass, level and other factors are necessary prior to extraction of teeth; therefore, a panoramic radiograph is needed. Please consult with your dentist. 

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Response by:

Abdel Rahim   Mohammad, DDS, MS, MPH, FAAOM, FACD Abdel Rahim Mohammad, DDS, MS, MPH, FAAOM, FACD
Clinical Professor of Geriatrics
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University