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Dental and Oral Health (Seniors)

Multiple extraction in the elderly

01/08/2010

Question:

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?

Answer:

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.

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Response by:

Alfredo  Hernandez, DDS, MS Alfredo Hernandez, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor of Comprehensive Care
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University