Dr. Williams counsels his patients who may be good candidates for full mouth extractions and teeth replacement to determine if it’s the right course of treatment for their situation. After a thorough evaluation, he may recommend full mouth extractions for the most severe cases. Could a full mouth extraction and teeth replacement be the right choice for you? And how can you be sure your replacement teeth with stand the test of time?
There are a number of circumstances that necessitate a patient undergo a full mouth extraction and tooth replacement. Instances such as irreparable tooth damage or decay, advanced periodontal disease, genetic predisposition, unhealthy diet, neglect and poor oral hygiene are all examples of factors that can contribute to full mouth extractions. Once the damage has been done to a patient’s teeth, typically there is very little that can be done to salvage or repair the affected teeth. When that damage or decay is severe, extraction is often the best option.
Many patients aren’t sure what to expect when all of their teeth need to be replaced, and it can be very stressful. Dr. Williams and his team work with each patient to explain the procedure and provide a safe and comfortable experience from start to finish. Patients often ask what to expect from their replacement teeth. Will they be able to eat and drink? Can it impact their speech? The long and short of it is that while it does require some adjustment and a bit more maintenance, total tooth replacement is not as convenient as people assume. In fact, one of the benefits to complete teeth replacement is that with options such as implants, prosthetic teeth and snap-in dentures with implants and anchors, the risk for future decay is virtually non-existent. These options provide a long-term solution to what is often a permanent problem.
If you feel that a full mouth extraction and teeth replacement may be for you, contact our office today at 785-472-3803 to schedule a consultation.