Can I Have All My Teeth Removed?
9th September 2016

Hi. I have diabetes and have bad gum disease and wobbly teeth, so find it hard to eat properly. I'm very scared of dentists and gag and have also been sick the last time I went. I just want my teeth all taken out to stop this pain but have had no luck. Please help.

A. Hello, I can empathise with you as I have diabetes myself. Unfortunately, this could have made your gum disease more aggressive and having repeated infections can affect your blood sugar control. If you want to have some or all of your teeth out then you should see a dentist. It's possible that you could be referred to a clinic or dental hospital to have IV sedation or a GA to have the teeth out. If the dentist is not convinced that all of your teeth need to come out, then they may be able to give you options. If it's your front teeth that are loose then you need to consider whether you want to have immediate dentures to replace them, or have all the teeth out and wait for dentures.  I hope this helps a bit, Jenny.

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Dr Jennifer Pinder

Bupa Dental Centre 77 Cornhill, London, EC3V 3QQ

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Can I Have All My Teeth Removed?
30th August 2016

I hate my teeth and want them all out. Is this possible? Most of my teeth are in a bad way.

A. Yes, it is a possibility. But you need to get someone to have a look 1. Do all the teeth need to come out? Sometimes keeping a few if they are reasonable helps with anchorage for dentures 2. How are you going to do this? In stages with local anesthetic, with IV sedation, or having them all out under a GA? 3. Have you considered what it will be like with full dentures? Often, the first stage is to put in some temporary ones and wait for the gum to heal . 4. Are you considering some form of implants for replacing the teeth? Where will you go for that, and can you afford it? For some people its the right thing to get rid of the teeth they hate and the fear that goes with it. Hope this helps, Jenny.

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Dr Jennifer Pinder

Bupa Dental Centre 77 Cornhill, London, EC3V 3QQ

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