FAQ & Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon?

Maxillofacial surgeons specialize in treating conditions of the head, jaw, face, and neck. This ranges from routine wisdom teeth extractions to facial reconstruction after a serious traumatic injury.

 

Will I need to be put under anesthesia?

Depending on the procedure, you may require local or general anesthesia. If you are uncomfortable being put under during surgery or wish to be put under instead of remaining awake, talk to your surgeon to discuss other options.

 

How long do dental implants last?

The titanium post implanted into the jaw during dental implant surgery will likely last a lifetime. The crown, however, may need to be replaced after 15 to 25 years, but this largely depends on factors like location in the mouth and the patient’s dental hygiene.

 

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See what people have to say!

Heartland Oral Surgery and Dental Implants

“If you EVER find yourself needing an oral surgeon, please make sure his name is Dr. Kenneth Carey at Heartland Oral Surgery and Dental Implants. I can not say enough about Doc C! I came to Doc C with a tooth the needed to come out, but then also needing more work done. Dr. Carey’s staff…Mandy, Sarah, Maria, Carey & Kandy just to mention a few, are Amazing!! All of them are very friendly, caring & highly trained & made me feel right at home!
Dr. Carey shows a sincere dedication, only seen in very few doctors. He explains how he can help, and how he will help Doc C is thorough, professional, calming and T.H.E. best at this profession. He treated me just like family. He shows a lot of concern and has a great sense of humor!! So if you find yourself sitting in Dr. Carey’s surgical chair, rest assured you have found the Best!! I would & I do, recommend Heartland Oral Surgery and Dental Implants to anyone and everyone.” -LVL

Facial Trauma & Emergencies

“I had gone to the ER at 5am yesterday morning for worsening swelling and pain in my mouth from a dental abscess. Doc saw me and got worried so they made some calls. Dr. Carey and Heartland Oral were the only ones who would see m on a Sunday. Made the drive there and they were amazing. They are definitely good people who still care for their patients. Highly recommended. If you do see this, once again, Thank you so very much for all you did, Dr. Carey.” -KK

Heartland Oral Surgery

“I like how everyone is super friendly. Good prices without insurance. And I like how they listen and take care of you.” -DR

Heartland Oral Surgery

“I just came to get all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed. I’ve been put to sleep, and completely terrified of the dentist. Dr. Carey and every women in there including his wife make me feel my best self. They calmed my nerves held my hand and actually made me feel like I was in great hands. I can’t express enough how relived I am and blessed to find an amazing surgeon! Thank you again. If anyone is wondering of a good comforting place. Heartland is the place to go!” -HL

Heartland Oral Surgery

“Dr. Carey was very professional about it all. Made sure I was at ease and the nurses were great too. I was talking to them and the next thing I knew I was being woken up. Procedure already done. Don’t have any memory of it and there is hardly any pain considering how many teeth they took out. I will highly recommend them to everyone I know that needs oral surgery done.” -JH

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Kearney, NE

516 W. 39th Street, Suite D
Kearney, NE 68845

Phone: 308-865-2577

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 7am - 5pm
Tuesday: Closed to patients
Wednesday: 7 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 7 am - 5 pm
Friday: 7 am - 5 pm

Grand Island, NE

908 N. Howard Ave, Suite 101
Grand Island, NE 68803

Phone: 308-381-8500

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday: 8 am - 2 pm