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It’s somewhat common for there to be few existing teeth in your mouth that Dr. Sanaz Yousefi recommends for extraction before being fitted for a new set of dentures. There are a few basic recovery tips you can employ for a speedy recovery after multiple extractions.

In some cases, a multiple extraction procedure requires that you be deeply sedated. If so, you will need to arrange to have someone drive you and help you at home for a little while as you get back on your feet.

Tobacco use irritates healing gum tissues, lengthening recovery time and increasing your chances of infection. If you use tobacco products in any form you should talk to your physician in advance about a cessation program. If possible, try to choose a program that doesn’t include lozenges or nicotine gum as these are also known gum irritants.

While your gums are healing will be a little bit tender, so you will need to stick to a soft foods diet. This involves foods like applesauce, mashed potatoes and yogurt. You will also need to stay properly hydrated. Drink plenty of lukewarm liquids without using a straw, as the suction can harm the incisions or pull blood clots loose from incision sites.

It’s completely natural, and expected for a little blood to weeps from the incisions for a few days after the extractions. When this happens, you can lightly pack the area with sterile gauze. After the bleeding stops, you can rinse your mouth gently with lukewarm salt water to remove blood clots and soothe the gums.

If you have questions being fitted for dentures and quality aftercare tips, please call Dr. Sanaz Yousefi at 818-225-9410 to schedule an appointment.