Our dentist and team can do dental extractions in Lincoln, Nebraska. Whenever possible, Dr. Amy Fournier prefers to restore the teeth, however, some instances to require us to perform an extraction instead. To determine if you would benefit from a dental extraction, call Fournier Family Dentistry at 402-486-4744. Our team looks forward to caring for your smile.
Dental extraction is the removal of a tooth. While our caring dentist and team make every effort to provide more conservative treatments that will help you retain your original teeth, it may occasionally be necessary to perform an extraction in order for you to regain your oral health and function. Some of the conditions which may make dental extraction necessary include:
- Severe infection which has destroyed much of the tooth and supporting oral structures
- Severe decay which has damaged a tooth beyond the point where it can be restored
- Overcrowding which prevents the teeth from fitting properly in your mouth
When performing a dental extraction, our dentist and team take great care to make the removal of your tooth as comfortable and painless as possible, offering anesthetic options and coming skill and technology to ensure that the extraction is completed quickly and without causing any further damage to your smile. We also provide post-op care instructions so that you can care for your mouth and smile as you heal. Following the tooth removal, we will also work with you to find the best replacement option for you. Depending on your individual needs and the number of teeth you are replacing, your replacement may be a single-tooth implant, a dental bridge or an implant-supported denture.
If you have any questions about dental extraction and to schedule a personalized consultation with our dentist, please contact our office today.