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Sat, Dec 10, 2016 8:18 PM

All teeth pulled at once?

Hi everyone, my name is Lisa and I've been reading through your message boards and feeling a lot better about what's coming. I do have a question about how some of you went through the extraction process. I have 17 teeth left. I've had up to 3 pulled at once (local Novocain), but just three put me on my butt for a full day afterwards. I can't imagine getting all of them pulled at once, with a denture mashed up there to hold in the blood. I think I'd rather have my teeth pulled in stages. Three or four at a time at most. I mean, I'm going to Affordable Dentures and you have to pay for each extraction individually anyway, so why not stretch it out? Or is there a big advantage to having them all extracted at once? 

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334 Points

Il y a 5 y

Lisa,

I had all my uppers pulled at the same time. I had an immediate denture put in right after. I felt that it was an easier process this way. I kept the denture in for the first two weeks which helped the healing process. I just had 2 implants inserted last week and will have the other 2 in February. If I had to have 3 teeth pulled at a time, I wouldn't ever be able to eat real food for a year.

Good luck with your procedure

Laurie

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@laurel_rileyhayes hi laurel, you said you had all uppers pulled at the same time.    How many teeth were pulled/extracted at once?  What was wrong with your teeth that you had to get them extracted all at once?    Did your teeth showed any roots? Were your gums receded?  

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Il y a 5 y

Laurel, thanks for the info. So you think the immediate denture helped with your healing? Also, I've had several dry sockets and am afraid of getting one and having to put a denture over it. But maybe the immediate covering of the extractions will be a good thing and help them heal without those excruciating dry sockets.

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334 Points

Yes, the denture will help avoid dry sockets! Although I have never had a dry socket, I have heard how excruciating they are.

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I just got 15 top teeth pulled all at once with just local anesthesia I was wide awake. I didn't feel anything at all. And was not in much pain at all. I am little more than 2 weeks after and I'm almost healed. The immediate denture acts kinda like a bandaid and i am so glad I did all at once. The worst day was the 3rd and that was only due to swelling. I know everyone is different but to me get all done at once so only have to heal once. Good luck and keep posting. U will so happy with awesome new smile!!!

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Lisa, I went through the same procedure as Melanie only I had 14 pulled at once and it was done with Novocain only. took only 10 min. to pull the teeth, but it took the most time to put the implants in. All of it was relatively painless, no problems after, they gave me plenty of meds for pain.

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Il y a 5 y

I had 14 teeth at once just before Thanksgiving , most of them my front. I had the immediate denture. The first day I took out the denture because the blood was driveing me nuts. I have been taking them out whenever I could for my gums to heal. It took me a couple of days to get better, but I have had a couple teeth done too and I didn't have any harder time wirh more or less.

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Il y a 5 y

Katherine, you look like you're in the chair in that photo. Is that the immediate bruising on your chin? Is that common? How long does it last? Good for you for being brave enough to take the plunge all at once. 

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Il y a 5 y

That picture was three days in. It is not common, but it can happen. With rubbing Arnica gel into the bruise daily it lasted a week. That was not as painful as it looked. The difficulty I had was the fittness of my dentures with the gums swelling which is common. It was sore. I was not able to eat anything remotely solid for days. You will have to have the dentures fitted several times in the process. If you are having bottoms done, go on Amazon and get Secure ashesive and tablets. It is special and waterproof that is why you have use their tablets. After a week or so i was able to use it and it made all the difference with eating. The other thing that helped is listerine mouthwash and a really soft tooth brush to get the adhesive out of my mouth after taking out my dentures. The only other thing I suggest is check out youtube for dentures. Some of the suggestions were helpful and reassuring. You will do fine, just one day at a time.

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Il y a 5 y

I had all 14 pulled at once top and bottom . I think it was much better for healing. If you were out of commission after 3 imagine being out of commission each time. This was me day of extraction and immediates

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you look great :D

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Thank you! That was right after my extractions with my immediates

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Were you awake?? Did you just get local numbing ? Were you nervous?

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local and was awake

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Il y a 5 y

I had 20 extracted all at the same time. I'm glad I chose to do it this way. I would rather only go through the recovery once.

Also, with the type of work I do I have to take time off after an extraction. I'd rather take the time off once than spread it through a year.

I did get some bruising accross my lower jaw. My dentist said it was normal.

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Were you awake?? How did you psych yourself up for it? I'm a nervous wreck! I have held off for so many years. . Insurance won't pay for root canals only extractions and dentures.. so that's what's going to happen.. and then within 5 years I'm planning to get the denture implants... I just don't know if I handle 20 something teeth being pulled all at once :-(
The dentist I'm seeing doesn't put you to sleep, it's all local numbing. I'm also concerned about the bone loss after extractions.. so I'm hoping 5 years isn't too long to wait for the implants.

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DO NOT DO LOCAL ANESTHESIA FOR THAT MANY EXYRACTIONS. YOU WILL SUFFER!!

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I had all uppers and lowers done with local only and I did fine.  I did not suffer.  I waited 3-4 months for healing then received my perms.

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I also had only local with 15 teeth pulled on top and immediate denture. Did great!!!! This was 1 of the best things I've ever done. So happy and proud of new smile

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I had my teeth out in two sessions about a month apart; all with just a local anesthetic.  First all the remaining back teeth and then the front teeth.  I think if I could live my life again, I would have them out in one session.  You will only be fitted with dentures once all the extractiona are over and you will only get used to dentures once your gums are all fully healed and you have a hard relined or new permanent denture.  The sooner that happens the better.

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Il y a 5 y

Thanks for all the info everyone. I have a few molars left and may get them pulled and healed, then I think I'll go for all of the top and bottom I have left in the front. I'm a caretaker for my mother, so I'm not out in public very often and do currently have the time to take this on. I just fear dry sockets in my molars when they're pulled. Any time I've had multiple extractions, I've ended up with a dry socket. I know it's my own fault for losing the clot, but I don't do anything to intentionally disturb it. Anyway I'm rambling.

Another question. I have a root canal with a crown. Will this be pulled as well?

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Yes, the crown will be pulled. At least mine will be.. I have 2 of them.. the one is bad anyway, and no point to keeping 1 tooth (in my case)

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Il y a 5 y

Lisa, do you have an update for us.

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Il y a 5 y

This is a really old thread but yes, I do have an update. Took the plunge and had all out at once. Local anesthesia with 3 bone grafts and 2 tori bones ground down. It sucked. I don't want to do it again. But I made it. I'm only on day 3 but the temps fit tight and don't move around yet. I think doing them all at once was the right choice. My dentist compared it to pulling off a band-aid slowly vs ripping it off. It's off. Teeth gone. Surviving so far!

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Il y a 5 y

I just had 20 teeth pulled last Tuesday and Immediate dent after top and bottoms they said to take out after 24 hrs which I did putting them back in is soooooo painful I have done it once for my granddaughters grandparents day thing at her school. I get my stitches out thurs on the bottom I'm had impalants for attaching the denture put in. When does the pain stop and u can put the dentures in with it hurting so bad
Thanks
Mary. This is a old thread lol

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Ugh, sorry about pain...
I cannot relate to the implant and implant retained denture just yet... but I have doNE research and my surgeon said that normally you get the implants, then an over denture (something to cover the implants.. like a normal set of dentures) and then wait 6 months for the implants ro heal and then that's when you get the implant retained denture.. the denture that connects to them.
I know when I was going to get the implants this time around the dentist was worried about the implants hitting the denture.. and causing pain and stuff.
I opted to wait for the implants and that route until I'm use to the normal one first...
Alot of people on here have recommended benzodent on other boards for people in pain with their denture... I'm not sure if you want to try that ?...
I know I am going to get an adjustment tomorrow.. Maybe you can call your dentist and see if that is an option? Maybe your implants are hitting the denture ?

I hope you get one relief soon.

People on here are awesome.

You could also try making a new post :-)

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Il y a 9 m

When the lower is inserted immediately at the time of extraction, as is done in my Affordable Denture clinic, the denture is fabricated on a stone model that is not an exact duplicate of the ridge after the extractions. 

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