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.
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.
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.
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.