Do you have a problem tooth that cannot be fixed by a traditional dental restoration, such as a dental filling or a dental crown? Dr. Michael Belling and associates may suggest a tooth extraction in Omaha, Nebraska. This will help keep the rest of your mouth healthy and is only done after discussing tooth replacement with our dentists and team. Schedule a consultation at 40th & Dodge Family Dentistry by calling 402-884-4400 today.

Tooth extractions, as the name suggests, involve the careful removal of a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. While tooth extraction may sound daunting, it is a common dental procedure aimed at improving your oral health and overall wellbeing. Our experienced dentists recommend tooth extraction only when it is the most viable solution and when other dental restorative options, such as fillings, inlays, onlays or crowns, are no longer sufficient to address the underlying issues.

There are several common reasons why tooth extractions become necessary:

  • Infection: Severe dental infections that cannot be effectively treated with antibiotics or root canal therapy may necessitate tooth removal to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Tooth Decay: Advanced tooth decay, which compromises the structural integrity of the tooth and is beyond repair, may require extraction to prevent further damage.
  • Crowding: Orthodontic treatments often involve tooth extractions to create space in the mouth for proper alignment and improved bite function.
  • Injury: Extensive damage that cannot be successfully repaired may result in the recommendation for a tooth extraction.

When it is determined that a tooth needs to be extracted, our skilled dentists prioritize your comfort throughout the procedure. During a personalized consultation before scheduling the extraction, we will discuss replacement options with you. This discussion ensures that you make an informed decision about how to restore the function, health and aesthetics of your smile after the extraction.

Following the tooth extraction, our dedicated team will provide you with comprehensive post-operative instructions to ensure a smooth and healthy healing process. If you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact our dental office today and schedule an appointment with our dentists. We are committed to delivering the highest quality care and ensuring your dental experience is as comfortable as possible. Discover more about tooth extractions from our skilled and compassionate team today!