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Never Take Your Healthy Teeth for Granted


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Never Take Your Healthy Teeth for Granted

When I was growing up, my mother took my three brothers and I to the dentist for check-ups every six months, and while my brothers all tended to need cavity fillings after the exams, I didn't get a cavity for almost my entire childhood! That led me to start feeling like my teeth were "invincible," and once I moved out of my parents house, I started skipping my trips to the dentist. I soon regretted it, because I developed a toothache that put me through the worst pain of my life. I went to visit the dentist, and he told me that not only did I need a root canal, but I also had two additional cavities to fill! I have since dedicated myself to good oral hygiene, and I decided to start a blog to share my oral health tips and encourage others to take care of their teeth!

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A Full Mouth Rehabilitation Can Give You The Smile You Always Wanted
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A Full Mouth Rehabilitation Can Give You The Smile You Always Wanted

If your teeth are in such bad shape that your dentist wants to pull all of them out, you might not want to be left with no teeth at all or with dentures. However, you can talk to your dentist about getting a full mouth rehabilitation. That would be a process by which your dentist completely does over your mouth so that you are left with a strong, bright smile. It's not necessarily a quick process because there are a lot of things that can go into the process and you will have to have healing time in between various procedures, but you will get the smile you want. So, what are some of the things that go into a full mouth rehab? 

Extractions

One of the first things that you're going to have to do when you getting your mouth rehabbed is to have some extractions done. Depending on what the state of your teeth and jaw are, you may have all of them pulled, or your dentist may decide that some of your teeth are able to be saved. When they do the extraction, they can do the extractions a bit at a time over a few weeks, or you can choose to have them all done at once. If you choose to have a number of extractions done at once, you will probably want to see an oral surgeon so that they can knock you out to get all the teeth out at once. It will be easier on you because you aren't going to be awake and tense while all the work is being done. 

Bone Grafting

If you have been missing teeth for a while when the process first starts, you may have lost bone in your jaw. If part of your rehab plan is to get dental implants, your bones may not be strong enough to support the implants. So, you may have to have some grafts done in order to make sure that you have enough bone for the implants to hold on to. If you do have graft work done, your dentist may do it as a couple of procedures, because it can be painful. The dentist will also want to make sure that you are completely healed up before anything else happens as well. 

If you want a new smile because your teeth are in such bad shape, your dentist may suggest a full mouth restoration so that you can get the smile that you have always wanted.