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which dental condition causes all upper teeth to be extracted?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Periodontal disease: Periodontal disease, where you loose the bone support around your teeth, would cause you to loose your teeth.
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Advanced periodontal: Advanced periodontal disease is the most common reason for multiple tooth removal.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Total neglect: Advanced and untreatable periodontal disease as well as rampant caries and un-restorable teeth are the two major dental conditions that require full mouth extractions.
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 20 years experience
Advanced Disease: There are many possible reasons but ruling out trauma, then it could be advanced periodontal disease as well as from drugs. If someone is taking illegal drugs such as meth, then the teeth could go. Neglecting oral hygiene is also another reason.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Multiple reasons: Most commonly in children, untreated cavities that have caused abscesses. Most commonly in adults, periodontal (gum/bone) disease (infection). Can also be from fractured teeth, or teeth that have to be removed to facilitate orthodontic treatment. The most common cause of tooth loss is neglect. If you're concerned, please give your dentist a call.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon commented
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
Agree with most of Dr. Malerman's answers. Undergoing extraction of all the teeth in the maxilla (upper jaw) for orthodontic treatment would not be a very common treatment plan unless they have an unfavorable prognosis in a patient undergoing orthodontic treatment in the lower jaw.
Jun 26, 2013
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Cosmetic Dentistry 36 years experience
Cancer: Gum disease, cavities, some genetic problems and cancer in the mouth- removing teeth prior to radiation and surgery is also possible.
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Depends: Severe bone loss from periodontitis or bone disease or severe trauma with fractured bone and roots.
Dr. William Dabney
Orthodontics 41 years experience
Loss of teeth: Usually you lose teeth most commonly from progressive gum disease.
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Decay: Tooth decay is a primary reason for having to have a tooth removed. Often, unfortunately, if neglect is present, this may require all teeth to need removed. There are, however, medical conditions which affect salivary flow which can make one more prone to decay. Additionally, radiation to the oral and maxillofacial region may also cause the need to have teeth removed.
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 29 years experience
Cavity/gum disease: Extensive decay and or gum disease can lead to bone loss, mobility, abscess, ... And cause loss of teeth.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What should I eat after having your teeth extracted?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Post Op Instructions: Your dentist should give you oral or written instructions or both after extracting your teeth. Follow those instructions. If he\she did not, it's best to call the office. Having said that, soft nutritious foods. Bananas, ice cream, soft cheese, fruits, health shakes, etc.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What to if I am having all 32 of my teeth extracted, i need to know what to expect?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Depends on condition: Are they all loose and periodontally involved? Any impacted teeth? Any infections? Your best bet is to ask the surgeon removing your teeth... Without being able to examine you, it is hard to give you proper advice. All the best...
A 42-year-old member asked:

Do you have to go toothless if you get all your teeth extracted?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Nope: Dentures and implants are your options. Discuss your concerns with a local dentist who can examine you and quote you fees.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Can i smoke 15hours after having my teeth extracted?

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Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 47 years experience
Smoking vs Extract: Don't smoke for at least 48 hours after extractions. The worse thing in smoke is carbon monoxide. It permanently stops red blood cells from working. Not all but enough to delay or stop healing. If you absolutely have to then use a vapor cigarette that has no CO
A 44-year-old male asked:

I just got 4 teeth extracted yesterday, how long do I have to wait till I'm able to drink soda?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Be Patient: At least one more day (36 hours after extraction) and still would not use a straw!!!!

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