Our over-arching goal at Lincoln Dental Associates is to preserve and restore teeth for every patient we meet. We will work diligently with you to provide treatment options to help you keep your natural teeth for as long as possible – whether that’s through dental sealants, endodontic treatment, or more – but there may be times when a tooth extraction in Lincoln, NE is the best option for your long-term oral health.
Although every patient will have different reasons for their tooth extraction, the following are the most common reasons:
As you can probably tell from the above list, dental extractions can be prevented in most situations. Tooth decay and gum disease can be kept at bay with proper oral hygiene care at home and through regular dental exams in Lincoln as well as professional dental cleanings. Tooth breakage or other trauma to teeth can be protected by wearing a custom mouthguard. And although impacted teeth and overcrowded teeth are controlled more by nature than nurture, the conditions may actually benefit from a tooth extraction.
When a wisdom tooth is removed or If a tooth is removed due to overcrowding, it will not have to be replaced. This procedure is highly recommended for two reasons. First, a dental implant will help fill the gap of the missing tooth to restore a healthy-looking smile void of any missing teeth. And second, a dental implant will serve to restore the health of your mouth and gums that may otherwise become compromised by the missing tooth. Some patients opt for a partial removable denture to fill the gap, and that is always an option for those not looking for a more permanent, long-term solution.
If you’re feeling pain in your gums or jaws, there’s a good chance you may have an impacted wisdom tooth, gum disease, tooth decay, or more. Rather than waiting until the only option is a tooth extraction in Lincoln, why not make an appointment today with Lincoln Dental Associates for a dental exam, evaluation, and treatment plan to determine if there’s a way to restore your dental health without the need of an extraction? Book your appointment online now.