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How Long Will it Take to Recover From a Dental Full Mouth Reconstruction?
A full mouth reconstruction is something that people consider when they have significant damage to their mouths, typically, the teeth, jaw or gums. There is a wide variety of procedures that one can consider for a full mouth reconstruction, as it isn’t just one set procedure.
A common question that people ask when considering undergoing a full mouth reconstruction is how long the recovery process will take. And, that’s a great question! Just like with the procedure itself, there isn’t one answer. But, in this article, we go over a general timeline for the most common procedures.
Recovery time for a full mouth reconstruction
The recovery time for each full mouth reconstruction will vary based on each person’s individual situation.
Some people visit their oral surgeon in hopes of reconstructing their entire mouths, but they may not have any teeth or their gums might be in really bad shape. In these situations, a person can expect for lengthier recovery time. An in-depth full mouth reconstruction may require multiple procedures over multiple days. In these situations, the recovery time is likely going to be longer. It could require a few weeks to a few months.
If a person is in need of tooth replacement as apart of their reconstruction and they consider dental implants then they may be in true recovery for up to 6 months. Dental implant placement is stressful on the mouth because surgery is involved and integration must take place.
Other in-depth procedures that may result in longer recovery times are gum disease surgery or orthodontic treatment.
There are a lot of short-term procedures that a person can have done that still fall under the full mouth reconstruction category. Reconstructing the mouth isn’t just about surgical, invasive procedures, it’s about what actually will help transform the mouth.
Short-term procedures are things like dental crown placement, teeth whitening, scaling and root planning of the gums or dental bonding. When procedures like these are performed, the recovery time is much shorter. However, it is important to remember that multiple procedures may be involved which could elongate the overall recovery.
Recovering from dental crowns or bonding may only require a day or so. It’s mostly important to be gentle with the teeth. Scaling and root planning may cause some discomfort afterward that may result in a couple of days of recovery. But, ultimately, the recovery times are much quicker for short-term procedures.
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Is a full mouth reconstruction something that you’re considering? There are a lot of procedures that a person can undergo in order to get a full reconstruction of their mouth. Being aware of the recovery times beforehand can make the process much easier. If you have questions or would like to know more about reconstructive procedures then reach out to our office today. Our staff would be happy to help you. Give us a call or stop by our office!
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