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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Dental and Oral Health (Seniors)
Multiple extraction in the elderly
Can you say how many teeth can be safely removed all at one from an elderly stroke patient? Is it safe to remove eight all at once?
Yes it is. If the patient is under medical control and stable, there is no problem in doing multiple extractions at once. It will be better to be done by a practitioner with knowledge and experience like an oral surgeon.
Alfredo Hernandez, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor of Comprehensive Care
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University