I ruined my teeth during a 10 year long drug addiction. I am recovered now but I am only 47 yrs old and I have no choice but to get dentures. I want to get implant dentures at some point but I know my teeth have to be extracted first. I don’t have a high tolerance for pain so I am wondering if it is possible for me to be completely asleep during the extraction. I think that I have too many teeth to be extracted for me to get it comfortably done while I am awake. Thanks Taavi
Taavi – It is possible that your all of your teeth can be extracted in one visit before you receive your dentures. Sedation dentistry can be used so you will have no pain and not even remember the appointment. Sedation dentistry also allows the dentist to get more done in a single appointment.
You have already mentioned that you want to be completely asleep. That can be accomplished with IV sedation dentistry. A board-certified anesthesiologist will be used to administer the anesthesia. Your vital signs will be monitored throughout the treatment.
You have made a good selection in choosing implant dentures. You will be less likely to experience problems with your dentures. They will be stabilized, your chewing efficiency will improve, and your dentures will feel more like your natural teeth. You won’t have to worry about them slipping around and causing embarrassment.
Of course, not all patients can afford implant-supported dentures. That’s why it’s so important to choose a dentist who can provide you with cosmetic dentures. Even if you’re not able to stabilize your dentures with implants, cosmetic dentures are made of high-quality materials, and they look natural.
Speak with your dentist about how to make implant dentures affordable for you. Payment plans are available to help you get dentures that will maximize your oral health.
This post is sponsored by the San Jose dentists of Hillsdale Dental Care.