Tooth Extractions

Tooth Extractions

When a tooth can’t be saved or is compromising the health of the other teeth, tooth extraction surgery is a last-resort solution. Extraction may be needed due to traumatic damage, decay, periodontal disease, impaction, or crowding. Depending on the position of the tooth in question, the removal may be a simple or complex procedure—at Heartland Oral Surgery, we specialize in both.

Simple tooth removals are performed on visible, fully emerged teeth. Before your surgeon extracts the tooth, you’ll receive a local anesthetic to numb the tooth and gums and ensure your surgery proceeds pain-free. Your surgeon will then elevate the tooth out of its socket and carefully remove it.

Complex, or surgical, tooth extractions are performed on teeth which haven’t erupted from the gums or are being prevented from doing so. All tooth removals involve anesthesia, but before your extraction, you and your surgeon will decide if you should be fully sedated based on your specific circumstances and comfort level. During the procedure, your surgeon will make a small incision in the gum and remove the tooth. After, they’ll go over the guidelines for eating, drinking, and general aftercare to ensure your recovery goes as smoothly and painlessly as possible.

Why We’re Different

Tooth extractions are a common source of anxiety, which is why we take the utmost care to ensure Heartland patients are well-informed about their procedures from beginning to end. Whatever the reason for the tooth removal, we’ll do everything we can to help you feel comfortable long before the day of your surgery.

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

Visit us at our Kearney or Grand Island Nebraska Locations!

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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