All teeth pulled at once?

  • 2
  • Question
  • Updated 3 years ago
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? 
Photo of Lisa G.

Lisa G.

  • 73 Posts
  • 59 Reply Likes

Posted 4 years ago

  • 2
Photo of Laurel Riley-Hayes

Laurel Riley-Hayes

  • 10 Posts
  • 10 Reply Likes
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
Photo of Lisa G.

Lisa G.

  • 73 Posts
  • 59 Reply Likes
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.
Photo of Laurel Riley-Hayes

Laurel Riley-Hayes

  • 10 Posts
  • 10 Reply Likes
Yes, the denture will help avoid dry sockets! Although I have never had a dry socket, I have heard how excruciating they are.
Photo of Melanie Baker

Melanie Baker

  • 424 Posts
  • 453 Reply Likes
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!!!
Photo of Paul Domingue

Paul Domingue

  • 1 Post
  • 1 Reply Like
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.
Photo of Katherine

Katherine

  • 16 Posts
  • 19 Reply Likes
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.
Photo of Lisa G.

Lisa G.

  • 73 Posts
  • 59 Reply Likes
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. 
Photo of Katherine

Katherine

  • 16 Posts
  • 19 Reply Likes
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.
Photo of charlid61

charlid61

  • 266 Posts
  • 168 Reply Likes
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
(Edited)
Photo of Spanky

Spanky

  • 196 Posts
  • 111 Reply Likes
you look great :D
Photo of charlid61

charlid61

  • 266 Posts
  • 168 Reply Likes
Thank you! That was right after my extractions with my immediates
Photo of AC

AC

  • 71 Posts
  • 28 Reply Likes
Were you awake?? Did you just get local numbing ? Were you nervous?
Photo of charlid61

charlid61

  • 266 Posts
  • 168 Reply Likes
local and was awake
Photo of Mary Dellea

Mary Dellea

  • 16 Posts
  • 14 Reply Likes
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.
Photo of Steve

Steve

  • 5 Posts
  • 9 Reply Likes
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.
Photo of Ken

Ken

  • 518 Posts
  • 463 Reply Likes
I had 27 pulled in one day. Tops in morning, lowers after lunch. GIT ER DONE! I say.
Photo of Adam Campbell

Adam Campbell

  • 1 Post
  • 0 Reply Likes
I just returned from the Dentists of Los Algodones in Mexico just across the border from Yuma,Az. I heard about it somewhere checked it out slightly on the web and decided to go gof it. Im 55 and had a mouth of bad teeth. 19 extractions,5 oral surgery,4 bone surgery and dentures. All under local anesthesia only. They measured first day, extracted and did surguries on the 19t teeth including wisdoms.With all that and dentures 2800.00 Day 2 of healing ,dont know how long to wait to take the dentures out ,heard 2 days, 2 weeks ,lost. Gums have stitches 2 days old, anybody. Oh they look and are starting to feel better,my Dentist was amazing ,the same service they wanted 11k in Las Vegas where i live, if you are paying out of pocket and do your reseach you will be fine. Any Advice for after car? I am truly without a clue ,can imagine trying tk put them back on after 2 days with my gums like this,please advise.
(Edited)
Photo of Lisa G.

Lisa G.

  • 73 Posts
  • 59 Reply Likes
Adam, I'm now two weeks out from having my extractions and immediate. First, I'm glad I went ahead and had them all done at once. Healing sucks but at least it's the only time I'm going to have to do it. 

So are your dentures perfect? I've heard of several people leaving the States to get work done. With your cost I could have gone down there, gotten my teeth done, then chilled for a few days taking in the sights. But I was scared to leave my safety zone, so I paid much more. 

After care. I was told to take mine out overnight after 24 hours. I didn't for about 4 days actually because I was just so scared. I started to get a little bit of thrush on my tongue and knew it was from not removing them enough. Now I take them out and soak them every night. I swish my tongue with coconut oil to get rid of the thrush and in just a few days my tongue was back to a happy pink. Be sure to follow all your aftercare instructions. Keep your mouth as clean as possible. Take those meds! There are no heroes when it comes to pain. 

I also suggest ordering some Benzodent. It's a numbing cream that also holds your denture pretty securely in place. I've been using it on my upper where I need an adjustment and it has made it so much more tolerable until I can get it fixed. 

Good luck! Keep us updated!
Photo of AC

AC

  • 71 Posts
  • 28 Reply Likes
I'm with Lisa... 4 days is,when I was able to remove my upper... I was too swollen at 48 hours post op.. my dentist didn't even want to try bc of how swollen I was...
I haven't left then out yet over night, worried I may not be able to get them back in, but I'm going to try tonight. .. bc I'm seeing surgeon in afternoon tomorrow and then dentist for adjustment...
Kuddos to you Adam for doing all of that under local! !! That's amazing. I had 15 teeth out, aveloplasty, and sinus fill... all done in hospital, and under general. ..
I think you'll know when it's time to take your denture out... as son as my swelling went down some, my denture fit not as tight... and I swished cold water and pushed with my tongue and it came out...
Felt great knowing it could come out...
I hope you have someone you can see for after care, here in the state's now... I couldn't imagine not seeing someone here afterwards. ..
Keep us posted.
Photo of Lisa G.

Lisa G.

  • 73 Posts
  • 59 Reply Likes
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?
Photo of AC

AC

  • 71 Posts
  • 28 Reply Likes
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)
Photo of Spanky

Spanky

  • 196 Posts
  • 111 Reply Likes
Lisa, do you have an update for us.
Photo of Lisa G.

Lisa G.

  • 73 Posts
  • 59 Reply Likes
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!
Photo of mary fichtner

mary fichtner

  • 16 Posts
  • 6 Reply Likes
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
Photo of AC

AC

  • 71 Posts
  • 28 Reply Likes
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 :-)