You don’t have to endure nagging tooth pain. We can have you feeling normal again in no time. If you think you might have a dental emergency, call us right away for a same-day appointment.
Our team stays up-to-date on the most advanced dental technologies and techniques. We will consider every possibility for repairing and preserving your tooth before removing it. If extraction is necessary, however, you can expect compassionate and caring treatment from the moment you enter our office.
Call our office today at 402-564-7575 to schedule an appointment. We’ll examine your mouth to see if a tooth extraction is required or if restoration is possible.
Potential Reasons for Removing a Tooth
Every patient is an individual and every issue is unique, but there are several common reasons to remove teeth, including:
- Severe tooth decay or tooth infection that cannot be remedied with root canal therapy
- Advanced periodontal disease that cannot be reversed with gum disease treatment
- Making room for dentures or other tooth replacement options
- Improving orthodontic treatment results by removing particular problem teeth
- Dental emergencies like severe fractures and broken teeth
- A very loose tooth that cannot be secured
- Wisdom teeth removal if wisdom teeth become impacted or cause other problems
Afterward, we will give you simple directions to help speed your healing process. Then, during follow-ups, we can discuss your tooth replacement options. Replacing missing teeth will help prevent your other teeth from drifting out of alignment.
Post Op Extraction Instructions
- Immediately following a tooth extraction, keep pressure on dampened gauze until the bleeding stops (approx. 30-40 minutes). Repeat as necessary. If HEAVY BLEEDING continues call Dental Innovations at 402-564-7575.
- Do NOT smoke, rinse vigorously, spit, or drink through a straw for 24 hours. These activities will disturb the healing blood clot and can cause a dry socket.
- Do NOT disrupt the extraction site or place anything into the site.
- To reduce the swelling which may occur, place ice packs on the side of your face off and on for 24-48 hours. (20 min on/20 min off). Do NOT place heat at any time.
- Refrain from strenuous activity for 24 hours. NO lifting or excessive beding over.
- No popcorn for one month.
- Drink plenty of fluids and maintain as normal of a diet as possibly-which may be limited to soft foods on the first day. Avoid alcoholic beverages and hot liquids.
- Brush and floss as usual being careful around the extraction site.
On the following day gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water. (1/2 tsp in 6-8 oz of water).
- Depending on your situation, medication may be prescribed to help relieve pain or infection.
- If you have prolonged or severe pain, swelling, bleeding, or fever, call our office or contact your physician immediately. 800 mg of ibuprofen every 6-8 hours as needed for pain.