We'll mention some things in response to your questions. But only you and your dentist can decide how your extractions should be planned.

The number of teeth taken out at one time generally has to do with what the patient can safely tolerate.
(How difficult are the extractions? How much bleeding occurs. Is the procedure in the dentist's office or in a hospital setting? etc...)

For a conscious patient in a regular dental office, extracting 12 teeth might be a bit much unless the extractions are astoundingly easy.
Often a dentist will schedule multiple appointments, and then during each one simply do that amount of work they think is appropriate (depending on how the patient is doing). Follow up appointments are then utilized if and as needed.

Multiple appointments can be scheduled fairly close together. Most dentists would probably want to wait at least a few days to a week. The primary consideration is once again, how well the patient can tolerate the next procedure. (Is their jaw sore, can they keep their mouth open for extended periods, can the dentist tug their mouth as needed without causing pain, is the patient exhausted from the previous work, etc...)

It's probably more common to remove teeth on the same side vs. all uppers or lowers. (Both sides of the jaw numbed up at the same time is more awkward for the patient postoperatively, same-side work jives well with how a patient needs to bite on gauze after extractions.) But you and your dentist may decide differently.

You seem versed in the difference between "immediate" and conventional denture construction. Waiting 6 to 8 weeks after the last extractions for healing is common, although waiting longer gives the dentist an even more stable ridge to work with (and makes relines less likely for you).

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