Family Dentistry

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Family Dentistry:
Comprehensive Care for the Whole Family

Your Lincoln, NE Dentist Me Explains

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Our article at a glance covers:

  • What counts as a dental emergency? Dental emergencies happen often and we’re here to help!
  • Are there different types of dental cleanings? Yes! We’ll do what’s needed for a healthy smile.
  • Can you work after having a root canal? Typically, most people return to work the same day.
  • What are teeth extractions? Tooth extractions, in simple terms, is the removal of teeth.
  • Do you need a pediatric dentist? Pediatric dentists are helpful, but many use family dentists.
  • Is a dental bridge better than a crown? Crowns and bridges serve different purposes. We explain!
  • Are dentures better than implants? Actually, implants preserve bone! They’re an excellent choice.
  • Are receding gums treatable? Periodontal disease & receding gums can be treated by a dentist.
  • Will dentist do payment plans? See how we can help you afford the dental care you need!

If you’re looking for a dental office that accepts the whole family, you’ve come to the right place! At Northstar Dental, we offer many different kinds of services, including an excellent family dentistry program. If you need an appointment set up for a few of your family members, we’ve got your back! Listed below is what we have to offer for general dental care.

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Emergency Dental Care

Dental emergencies happen. Whether emergencies occur during our business hours or after hours, we will do our best to help you. Our dental professionals want to help you with your dental emergencies. You can request to see our family dentist for an emergency dentist 24/7 by calling our emergency phone number at 402-840-9783.

Teeth cleanings and exams

Regular dental cleanings and exams are an important part of your overall well-being. Most dental problems do not hurt at their initial stages. The best way to keep your dental treatment affordable is to detect and treat dental problems before they become severe. Let us help you live a healthier life overall by improving your dental health.

Tooth Extractions

Our top priority is to preserve our patients’ natural teeth. Unfortunately, sometimes a tooth extraction is necessary to prevent an infection or to control pain. As a family dentistry, we do offer comfortable tooth extractions. With oral sedation available, we can remove a tooth without causing anxiety associated with tooth extraction. We also offer several options for replacing missing teeth.

Root Canal Therapy

Root canals have a bad name, but Dr. Kathryn Alderman is determined to change this negative perception about root canals. She has done hundreds of root canals and believes this procedure should not cause anxiety for her patients.

Children’s Dentistry

It is important to teach children about the importance of great dental habits at an early age. By establishing those good habits, children grow up free of dental problems and learn to enjoy coming to the dentist instead of being afraid. Our family dentists enjoy seeing children and providing children’s dentistry.


If you are missing all or most of your teeth, you may be a great candidate for implant dentures or a partial. We offer different options for implant retained dentures at our office, customized to meet unique cosmetic and functional needs of each patient. We also repair dentures!

Receding Gums and Periodontal Disease

Receding gums along with swelling and bleeding gums can be a sign of more than just gum sensitivity. If you have noticed swollen gums and receding gums along with them bleeding easily, you may have a gum infection called periodontal disease.

Dental Crowns and Bridges

Dental Crowns and bridges are used to restore fragile or missing teeth. We are proud to offer all-porcelain crowns and bridges that blend well with your surrounding natural teeth.

What’s so special about children’s dentistry at Northstar?

Our team at Northstar works with thousands of child patients throughout the years. We’re excellent at helping kids feel safe, calm, and comfortable, and we enjoy doing it! In our care, children are in good hands. During their appointments, we’ll check for any potential problems with their teeth, while talking to them and keeping them entertained and happy. We check for these problems to prevent any more extensive treatments for the future. Similarly, we have a wealth of knowledge to share with parents. We offer many tips and tricks to parents to help their children with good oral hygiene at home. If you’re looking for ways to teach your kids good home care, we’ve got you covered!

Lincoln Dental Clinics:
Affordable Family Dentistry

At Northstar, we value your time and money. We understand that affording dental care is often more tricky than it seems. That’s why we’ve worked so hard over the years to offer affordable family dentistry “near me” options for our patients.

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The information on this page was written by Dr. Kimberly Polley.

This gentle Lincoln, NE dentists says: “I believe that everyone is entitled to a healthy life. I am happy to work with my patients’ concerns and help them overcome their fears. Consequently, once they overcome their fears, they can routinely receive the dental care that they need, resulting in a healthy, beautiful smile.”

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You can schedule with this Lincoln, NE dentist, or her partners, online 24/7 at her North Lincoln Location of Nebraska Family Dentistry. This “dentist near me” serves the local communities close to Northstar Dental in Waverly, Davey, Raymond, Garland, Ceresco, Greenwood, and Malcom.

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Schedule Day or Night

Book your dental appointment at anytime of the day or night with our online scheduling.

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We have 7 locations in Lincoln, NE

Nebraska Family Dentistry locations. Nebraska Family Dentistry has seven locations throughout Lincoln, NE.

Lincoln Family Dentistry – Central Lincoln
South Lincoln Family Dentistry – South Lincoln
Northeast Lincoln Family Dentistry– Northeast Lincoln
Preserve Family Dentistry – East Lincoln
Coddington Dental – West Lincoln

NorthStar Dental – North Lincoln
SouthPointe Dental – Southwest Lincoln
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Nebraska Family Dentistry

Nebraska Family Dentistry has Lincoln Dental clinics in all parts of Lincoln. Choose a “near me dentist” location that is convenient for you.