Will I Be Conscious During Teeth Removal for Dentures?
Posted by AllSmiles
So many of my teeth are either missing or badly decayed that I’ve decided to get dentures in the next six months to a year. So, I have some questions about it because I have so much anxiety whenever I go to the dentist. Will I be conscious or unconscious when my teeth are pulled for dentures? Does the dentist remove all the teeth on the same day? Can I get dentures the same day, or do I have to wait? – Thanks. Tim
We will explain what may happen when a patient requires teeth removal before getting dentures. Your dentist will recommend a treatment plan for your unique needs.
Will You Be Conscious During Teeth Removal for Dentures?
When a dentist removes your teeth for dentures, you will be conscious but sedated. Before your dental procedure, a dentist will explain your sedation options.
- Oral conscious sedation is a moderate sedation level.
- IV sedation provides more profound relaxation.
- Your dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the extraction sites.
Will a Dentist Remove All Teeth on the Same Day?
Your dentist may remove all your teeth on the same day or in phases. Each patient’s case is different, so your dentist will customize your treatment plan.
When Will You Get Dentures After Tooth Removal?
If your gums are healthy, you can receive an immediate denture the same day your denture removes your teeth. Facts about immediate dentures:
- They can minimize swelling and bleeding after tooth removal
- They require more follow-up visits and adjustments
- They need more attention and cost more than conventional dentures
An Alternative to Removable Dentures
Implant dentures are an alternative to removable dentures. Dental implants improve denture fit and function. Two to six dental implants can stabilize a denture, preventing it from falling out.
Consult a dentist with advanced implant training to determine which form of sedation is best while removing your teeth. You can also ask about options for implant dentures.
Chandler, Arizona, dentists Dr. William Walden and Dr. Tyrel Beavers sponsor this post. They cater to patients who consider themselves dental cowards.