my mom has a appt. to have bones shaved to fit her bottom dentures! she already has top dentures and all her bottom teeth have been pulled. she is 67 years. should she have this done? is it safe? what will recovery be like ? she is trying to make a decision?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 15 - October - 2012, at 22:35 PM

  • Your mother must have beenadvised alveoloplasty.Alveoloplasty involves contouring the alveolar  bone.It is done in conjuction with multiple extractions to eliminate sharp bone edges that could cause discomfort to the patient,and o provide suitably contoured bone structure for denture fabrication and insertion.This procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia.The prognosis of alveoloplasty is generally good.Healing period for simple alveoloplasty varies between 2-3 weeks.

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