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Tooth Extractions – Lincoln, NE

Expert Extractions for Lincoln Families

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While removing a tooth is never our team’s first choice, in cases of severe dental damage or decay, it’s sometimes the best thing we can do to protect and preserve a patient’s oral health. We know this procedure can cause some patients to feel very nervous, which is why our dentists always use a gentle touch as well as a local anesthetic. If you or a loved one ever needs to have a tooth extracted, we can promise that you won’t have to feel a thing and will receive the exceptional care that you deserve.

Why Choose South Ridge Dental For a Tooth Extraction? 

Why Do You Need a Tooth Extracted?

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The main kind of tooth extractions that patients think about is getting wisdom teeth removed. While this is a common procedure for many teens and adults, there are additional reasons that someone may need their tooth removed. Some of these include:

When you visit your dentist in Lincoln, which will either be Dr. Steven Shaffer or Dr. Ryan Shaffer, they’ll make you feel well-cared for and comfortable before your extraction. Our team is focused on providing the best customer service and creating a warm environment to reduce any anxiety or nervousness you may be experiencing.

How Does the Process Work?

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During your extraction, we’ll administer a local anesthetic to numb the area where we’ll be removing the damaged tooth. This way, you won’t have to experience any pain, and you’ll be relaxed and asleep throughout the procedure. We’ll then loosen and remove the tooth. If it’s impacted, we may need to divide it into smaller pieces to remove it.

Once we’ve removed the tooth, we’ll place gauze over the socket to help the blood clot. We may even place a couple of stitches over the area to aid healing. At South Ridge Dental, we utilize the most advanced technology to make your procedure as smooth and pain-free as possible.

What Can You Do For a Speedy Recovery?

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Following your tooth extraction in Lincoln, we’ll send you home with some aftercare instructions to help you get through the next few days. Here are some additional tips to help reduce your risk of infection and heal faster:

If you have additional questions or concerns during your healing process, you can always call us up at 402-480-6199, and we will be more than happy to walk you through any issues. Our team will work with you to provide you with custom-tailored and high-quality dental care.

Tooth Extraction FAQs

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Are you worried about your upcoming tooth extraction in Lincoln? Ruminating over the unknown can cause you to worry and become nervous about your procedure. At South Ridge Dental, we want you to feel comfortable, prepared, and relaxed knowing that we’ll quickly and painlessly remove your damaged tooth to improve your oral health. That’s why we’ve answered some common questions we receive from patients below.

Will it hurt to have a tooth extracted?

Depending on how comfortable you are and whether your extraction is more complicated or not, we will determine whether local anesthesia or sedation dentistry is the best way to help you remain calm, relaxed, and comfortable. At South Ridge Dental, we want to make sure the process of having your tooth removed isn’t traumatizing or uncomfortable for you, which is why the first thing we do before we start the procedure is make sure that you can’t feel a thing. If you have any questions or are nervous about your extraction, don’t hesitate to contact our office so we can help ease your worries by providing you with the answers.

Are there benefits to having a tooth extracted?

At South Ridge Dental, we only offer tooth extractions for patients who absolutely need it to preserve their oral health. They can provide a variety of benefits as well, including:

Do I need to replace my tooth after I get it extracted?

Whether you’re having a single tooth or multiple teeth extracted, it’s important to replace them to preserve your jawbone density and the health of your remaining teeth. The roots of your teeth provide necessary blood flow and stimulation to your jawbone, and when they are removed, it can cause the area to erode and thin out. Fortunately, we provide a variety of tooth-replacement options, including dental implants in Lincoln. These will restore the entire structure of your missing teeth from the roots up, completely revitalizing your grin.

What is a dry socket?

People who get their wisdom teeth extracted are often wary about painful dry sockets. When the area where your teeth were removed isn’t properly maintained, the blood clot can loosen, causing a dry socket. The best way to avoid this from occurring is to not use straws, smoke cigarettes, or brush too aggressively on or around your extraction site. Not only will this problem slow down the healing process, but sometimes it can require needing additional treatment as well. We’ll provide you with aftercare instructions to help you keep this from happening. Plus, if you have any questions, all you have to do is call our office!

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