Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

In some cases surgery is required on the teeth & gums to allow the fitting of dentures. Generally this will involve either:

  • Removal of teeth or root remnants
  • Removal of excessive soft tissue (flabby ridges)
  • Smoothing of bony lumps to allow proper fitting of a denture

In some cases the dentures can be fitted on the day of surgery, otherwise a few weeks healing will be required.

Post-Operative Care

The stitches inserted during surgery are generally dissolvable and don’t need to be removed.

You should be prepared for a number of expected post-operative signs and symptoms, such as:

  • Facial swelling
  • Bruising on the face
  • Reduced mouth opening
  • Post-operative bleeding (rare)
  • Infection (rare)
  • Some pain/discomfort

These symptoms gerenally only persist up to one week. Pain can usually be managed with Paracetamol/anti-inflammatories, and ice-packs and a soft, cool diet are also recommended.