While extracting one or two teeth is a simple procedure, extracting multiple teeth is more invasive.  The extraction of multiple teeth requires that the jawbone be shaped and removed to prepare for a denture.  You may experience the following after a multiple tooth extraction procedure:

  • Within two days, you will experience the maximum amount of swelling both inside and outside the mouth and possibly around the eye as well.
  • The area around your eye may also become discolored, which may be alleviated by a warm compress.
  • The muscles near the extraction site may become sore after surgery, causing a sore throat.  This is normal.
  • The corners of your mouth may become dry and cracked from being stretched open during surgery.

In most cases, you will have a follow-up appointment with our office within 48 hours of surgery to discuss any post surgery symptoms that you are experiencing.  However, if you have concerns that need to be addressed prior to this appointment, please do not hesitate to call our office.