When your teeth need to be extracted, and you've decided to get dentures, you may have the option of having both of these procedures performed on the same day or visiting the dental clinic on two separate days. The latter can be worthwhile in some situations, but if you feel comfortable with going through the tooth extraction and the denture fitting on the same day, it's worthwhile to do so. In many cases, dental professionals will allow you to make this decision based on how you feel. Here are three reasons to get your new dentures on the same day that you have your teeth removed:
You'll Have One Bout Of Discomfort
Although your dentist and his or her staff will go to considerable lengths to keep you comfortable, you need to expect that having your teeth removed will yield some discomfort after the anesthesia wears off. Similarly, when you put your new dentures in, they'll rub on your gums a little and may cause some minor irritation initially. Some patients prefer to group these two procedures together so that they only have to endure one bout of discomfort. Conversely, if you get your teeth removed one day and book an appointment to get your dentures several days later, you'll have two bouts of discomfort.
You'll Be Able To Eat Right Away
While you might like the idea of having your teeth removed, and then giving yourself a couple of days of recovery until you get fitted for your dentures, you perhaps haven't thought about how you'll eat in the interim. With no teeth, you can manage liquids and soft foods, but this type of diet can get old in a hurry. If you get your dentures the same day that your dentist removes your teeth, you can eat as soon as you feel ready to do so.
You Won't Have To Go Toothless
Few people like the idea of others seeing them without any teeth, but if you book these two procedures on different days, you'll have one or more days without any teeth. This can be a little embarrassing, especially if you feel a little shy about what you're going through and don't want many people to know. By scheduling both procedures for the same day, you'll leave your home before the appointment with teeth and arrive back at home later in the day with your new set of teeth.
Contact a company like All Valley Dental for more information and assistance.Share