Dentistry of Highland Village

Multi-Tooth Extractions in Houston, TX

A Guide to Multiple Tooth Removal by Dentistry of Highland Village

Multi-tooth extraction is a complex and invasive procedure, requiring the expertise of skilled and experienced dentists to ensure a safe and successful outcome. At Dentistry of Highland Village our Houston, TX, dentists, Drs. Amy Milman, Mili Shah, and Rushi Dave prioritize patient comfort and safety for every multiple tooth extraction they perform.

To schedule an appointment for a multiple tooth extraction with our experienced dental team, contact our Southeast Texas, dental practice by calling us today at (713) 360-7700.

Reasons for Extracting Multiple Teeth

There are several reasons why our dentists may recommend having multiple teeth extracted. Some of the most common include:

  • Severe Tooth Decay: When teeth have been severely damaged by decay, they may need to be extracted to prevent further complications. 
  • Advanced gum disease: Periodontal disease in its advanced stages can lead to tooth loss, and, in some cases, multiple teeth may need to be extracted to restore oral health. 
  • Crowding: When too many teeth are present in the mouth, especially wisdom teeth, they can become crowded, causing discomfort and affecting the bite. Our dentists may need to perform tooth extractions for multiple teeth to make room for orthodontic treatment. 
  • Infection: Infections in the teeth or gums can sometimes spread, leading to the need for multiple extractions to prevent further complications.

The Multi-Tooth Extraction Process at Dentistry of Highland Village


The multi-tooth extraction process begins with a thorough examination and consultation with our experienced dentists. X-rays may be taken to determine the position of the teeth and their roots, as well as any potential complications that may arise during the procedure.

On the day of the extraction, the patient will receive a local anesthetic to numb the area around the teeth. In some cases, dental sedation may also be used to help the patient relax and feel more comfortable during the procedure.

Multi-Tooth Extraction

Using specialized tools, our dentists will carefully loosen each tooth from its socket and remove it. After removing any remaining debris or tissue, the surgical sites are packed with gauze to control bleeding.

Multi Tooth Extraction Aftercare

After the procedure, the patient will receive detailed instructions for post-operative care, including managing any discomfort, swelling, or bleeding, and maintaining good oral hygiene to promote healing.

While multi-tooth extraction can be a significant procedure, with proper preparation and post-operative care, most patients can expect to recover fully within a few days to a week. It’s essential to follow all post-extraction instructions, such as eating soft foods and taking any prescribed pain medication as directed, to ensure a safe and successful recovery period.

Possible Risks and Complications

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks and potential complications associated with multi-tooth extraction. Some of the possible risks and complications include:

  • Pain and Discomfort: Pain and discomfort are common after extraction, but they can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medication or prescription pain medication if necessary.
  • Swelling: Swelling of the gums and face is also expected after the procedure and usually resolves within a few days.
  • Bleeding: Some bleeding is normal after the surgery, but if the bleeding persists and becomes excessive, you may require additional medical attention. 
  • Infection: Infections can occur if the surgical site isn’t kept clean or if the patient has a weakened immune system. 
  • Nerve Damage: Nerve damage is possible if the nerves in the mouth are damaged during the procedure. This can cause numbness or tingling in the mouth or tongue, which can be temporary or permanent. 
  • Dry Socket: Dry socket is a condition that can occur when the blood clot that forms after the extraction becomes dislodged or dissolves, which may cause severe pain and delay the healing process. 
  • Sinus Problems: If the teeth are in the upper jaw, there’s a risk of sinus problems if the sinuses are accidentally perforated during the procedure.

Tooth Replacement Options

No one wants to live with missing teeth. After your multiple tooth extraction procedure, you can discuss replacement options with our experienced dental team. Depending on your preferences and oral health condition, Drs. Milman, Shah, and Dave may recommend dental implants. Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement solution that restores full function to your smile.

Contact Dentistry of Highland Village today at (713) 360-7700 to schedule an appointment and discuss tooth replacement options.

Frequently Asked Questions

The length of the removal procedure will depend on the number and location of the teeth being extracted. However, most multi-tooth extractions take between 30 minutes to an hour.

Patients will be given an anesthetic or dental sedation during the procedure, so they should not feel any pain. However, some discomfort and swelling are normal after the procedure.

Generally, it takes a few days to a week for the swelling to go down and for the extraction sites to heal. However, the gums and jawbone can take several weeks or even months to fully heal. Recovery time will vary depending on the extent of the procedure and the individual patient’s healing process.

Yes, you can eat after the procedure, but it’s recommended that you eat soft foods for the first few days. As the extraction sites heal, you can gradually reintroduce harder, solid foods.

Learn More About Multi-Tooth Extraction in Houston, TX

Sometimes, getting multiple teeth extracted is the best option for your oral health. If you’re experiencing tooth pain or discomfort, contact Dentistry of Highland Village today to schedule your consultation. Our experienced dental team will evaluate the source of your pain and recommend the best course of treatment. Call us today at (713) 360-7700. We serve new and returning patients from Houston and surrounding areas such as Pasadena, Sugar Land, and Pearland, TX. 



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