Full Mouth Extractions

You might be in need of full mouth extractions for a number of reasons. For example, your surgeon might need to prepare your mouth for dentures. In this procedure, your Bay Area OSM provider safely and effectively removes all of your permanent teeth. If you have questions about full mouth extractions and think it might be the right option for you, call one of the Bay Area OSM offices today or book your appointment online.

Why would I need all of my teeth removed?

There are several reasons you might be in need of full mouth extractions. Many times, your permanent teeth will be removed prior to being fitted for dentures. Other reasons include:

  • Advanced decay
  • Periodontal disease (gum disease)
  • Trauma
  • Bone loss
  • Infection and abscess

If you’ve neglected your oral health for years and now are experiencing intense pain in your mouth or jaw, call the team at Bay Area OSM today. They will discuss if a full mouth extraction is the best plan for you ,or if other dental intervention will better serve your needs.

Is a Full Mouth Extraction painful?

When it comes to dental work, many people put off a visit out of fear that the procedure will be extremely painful. At Bay Area OSM, your comfort is always the top priority. During your pre-surgery consultation, you will have an opportunity to discuss your fears or anxious concerns about the surgery so that the surgeons can select the right anaesthetic option for you. You may have a local anaesthetic to block the pain,  along with a sedative to help you relax throughout the surgery. If the surgery is likely to take a long time, for example if you have many teeth to extract or the teeth are impacted, then the surgeon may suggest a general anaesthetic.

What can I expect after my Full Mouth Extraction?

After your full mouth extractions, your gums are going to need time to heal. For the first few days you might feel some pain and slight discomfort. Your Bay Area OSM provider might provide you with a prescription to help manage any pain or suggest over-the-counter medications.

The first few days after your procedure, there might be some swelling and your surgeon might advise you to use ice packs to help reduce the swelling. While your mouth is tender, you may want to only drink liquids and eat soft foods like eggs, soup, and applesauce. Make sure to not smoke in order to speed your recovery.  

During recovery, you will need to try and preserve the integrity of the blood clot that forms in the tooth socket. This is key to a speedy recovery and failing to do so can result in a painful condition called dry socket. Along with eating soft foods as mentioned above, you should avoid heavy rinsing and drinking through a straw. It will usually take a week to 10 days for the gums to heal.

Once your gums have fully healed you will return to the office to be fitted for your dentures or whichever dental prosthetic your Bay Area OSM provider suggests.

Full mouth extractions are often the last option, but the procedure can do wonders to relieve your mouth pain or get you ready for a new set of dentures. Call  one of our Bay Area OSM offices today or schedule your appointment online.

Frequently Asked Questions


You can expect that a full mouth extraction takes longer than just a single tooth extraction. Much of the procedure time is used in the preparation and administering of the medication, which is usually a general anesthetic. In the case of extracting one tooth, the entire process takes around 20-40 minutes. Additional teeth may take an additional 3-15 minutes to extract depending on their location and condition.

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