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All top teeth to be extracted!!

clarke66

clarke66

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Joined
Dec 1, 2020
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Location
USA
Hi everyone

I am scheduled to have all my top teeth removed 1/7/21 under IV sedation. This was a difficult decision, however, I cannot afford the massive amount of work it would take to save my teeth. I will have an immediate temporary denture placed the same day. Will I have stitches? Will I be all bruised and swollen? What should I expect?
The Dentist said I should be fine in about three/four days. Is that realistic?
 
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LittleLynnie

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Joined
Nov 22, 2016
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Location
Canada
I had all of my uppers extracted and I had stitches. They fell out on the 2nd and 3rd days. I wasn't bruised or swollen at all and if I remember correctly, that is usually what happens with lower extractions. And yes, I was completely recovered by the 3rd or 4th day. You'll still need to have adjustments as your gums shrink, but the extractions themselves were done and pain free very quickly.
 
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