One benefit of choosing a multi-specialty practice like Kennedy Dental is that you can feel safe and secure receiving comprehensive care in a warm, familiar environment with professionals you know and trust.
Our highly-skilled team of general dentists, oral surgeons, and periodontists at our Bellevue, NE dental office are available for you, and you can feel comfortable turning to us with any dental concern you have.
When you need a procedure like impacted wisdom teeth removal or surgical tooth extraction, trust the expertise and experience of our skilled oral surgeons. Dr. Kelsey LaPorte and Dr. Afolabi Ogunleye. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are highly trained and study for an additional four to six years beyond dental school.
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
Our job is to preserve your teeth for as long as possible, so removing a tooth is almost always a last-resort procedure.
At Kennedy Dental, our oral surgeons have the extensive training needed to handle both simple and surgical tooth extractions. Some reasons why we might recommend tooth extraction at our Bellevue, NE dental office are:
- Severe decay compromises a tooth’s structure
- An infected tooth can’t be saved with a root canal
- A tooth has broken off below the gum line
- Advanced gum disease has loosened teeth
Our dentists may also recommend tooth extraction to prepare for dentures, orthodontic treatment, or dental implant placement.
We Remove Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth or third molars are the last teeth that emerge and usually appear in your late teens or 20s. Since they’re located so far back in your and often cause crowding, wisdom teeth are difficult to brush and floss. Lack of oral hygiene puts your oral health in jeopardy because it increases your risk for cavities and gum disease.
In many cases, there’s not enough room for a wisdom tooth to erupt, and it becomes stuck or impacted in the gums. If you have an impacted wisdom tooth, you might experience swelling or pain in your jaw if it becomes infected. Or, you may not even realize your tooth's impacted until your dentist sees it on an x-ray.
If our dentists find that you have one or more impacted wisdom teeth, we will most likely recommend removing them to protect your oral health.
Your Comfort Is Our Priority
We’re a big family at Kennedy Dental, and when you’re a patient here, you’re a member of our family too. As such, we approach every one of our valued patients as if they were our mother, father, brother, sister, or child. Our entire dental team is committed to treating our patients with warmth and compassion, and we’ll make your comfort a priority.
However, if you need a little deeper relaxation, we also offer sedation dentistry for our Bellevue, NE patients.
Gentle nitrous oxide can take the edge off of your anxiety during your procedure, and it doesn’t produce any drowsy side effects. We also offer oral sedation where you take a sedative before your appointment and IV sedation delivered here at our Bellevue dental office by Dr. LaPorte or Dr. Ogunleye.
Call to Schedule an Appointment
If you have a problematic tooth and think you might need a tooth extraction, please call our Bellevue, NE dental office. Our caring dental team will listen to your concerns and schedule you for our next available appointment.