Alternative Dental Procedures and Oral Surgery

Full-Mouth Rehabilitation fixes both upper and lower jaws

Also known as “full-mouth reconstruction,” and “full-mouth restoration,” the procedure is usually needed by people whose:

  • teeth have gone through decay or injury.
  • teeth have become weak from acid erosion (from certain acidic foods and drinks over time).
  • teeth have become weak from clenching and grinding (bruxism).
  • bite causes frequent jaw pain, muscle pain, and headaches.

For a Full-Mouth Rehabilitation, the dentist will examine teeth to see if crowns are needed, or dental implants, for example; signs of cavities and root canals will also be taken into account.

Periodontal health will be looked into. Gums will be studied. The dentist will make note of how much gum tissue there is, and if periodontal disease needs to be treated, among other things.

Jaw muscles, teeth bite, and temporomandibular joints will also be looked at. Lastly, the general esthetics of the teeth will be studied, including color, size, and overall appearance.

Because of the intensity of the procedure, a Full-Mouth Rehabilitation can take more than one office visit, and sometimes over 12 months to treat, depending on the case.
 
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Tooth Extractions

NOTICE: Before any tooth extraction, make sure you tell your dentist your complete medical history such as -
 
  • Blood-thinners you take
  • Supplements you take
  • Impaired immune system
  • Injured / man-made heart valves
 
  • Inborn heart defect
  • Liver disease
  • Artificial joints (like a hip replacement)
  • History of bacterial endocarditis
 
 
 
Sometimes teeth need to be removed.

While adult teeth last for decades, a tooth can get truly injured, or decay. In those situations, a dental extraction can be healthy. A tooth can also be removed to help align teeth better, or clear out space in the already-crowded mouth. In most cases, a Root Canal can take care of inner-tooth decay. But, if there is too much decay, extractions can help stop the infection from spreading further.

Periodontal Disease can also loosen teeth, needing a dental extraction in some cases. Once your tooth is extracted, your dentist might recommend getting a Dental Bridge, Implant, or Denture.