Do I have to take my dentures out?

Dentures are removed for your safety. Damage can occur to dentures from some oral surgical procedures and from airway management by the anesthesiologist. Dentures can also become dislodged during management of your airway by the anesthesiologist and interfere with your breathing.

  • You will be provided a denture cup, so that your family can insure their safety.
  • Arrangements can also be made to remove them after your family has left, and to receive them in the Recovery Room prior to seeing your family again.