If you suffer from dental anxiety, you may be apprehensive about dental care or even avoid the dentist. This can be detrimental to your oral health.

Dr. Kenneth Curl offers sedation dentistry to help you relax during treatment. This allows for a more comfortable experience and ensures you receive vital dental care.

So why should you consider sedation dentistry during your next dental visit?

How does sedation work?

Dr. Curl Offers Intravenous & Oral Sedation

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Depending on your medical history, level of anxiety, and type of procedure one method may be better suited for you.

You do not need to feel ashamed...

Dental Anxiety Is Common
 

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*According to the National Institutes of Health.

Putting off treatment can pose a serious threat to your long-term oral health. Dr. Curl can perform a wide range of services under sedation at our office so you can improve the health of your smile without distress.

To ensure your comfort and help you relax during treatment, Dr. Kenneth Curl offers sedation dentistry at his office in The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Curl can prescribe oral sedation or administer intravenous (IV) medication depending on your needs and personal preferences. If you would like to discuss the details of our sedation techniques, call us at (281) 367-6777 ​for more information.

I used to dread going to the dentist before I found Dr. Curl eight years ago, but not any more! Your entire experience is great from setting up an appointment, what ever your procedure is, and walking out the door. Lastly and more importantly, they work VERY hard with your insurance company to get them to pay their share of the expense! So if you are looking for a dentist, Dr. Curl and his staff will be the last dentist you ever shop for!

Marcy M.

Could you benefit from sedation?

An Especially Good Option for Surgical Treatment

Deep sedation is especially helpful for patients who are undergoing surgical procedures such as dental implant placement, tooth extraction, or a full mouth reconstruction.

Because these procedures typically take longer and are more invasive than others, oral conscious or IV sedation is highly recommended because it allows Dr. Curl to perform more dental work in a shorter time period

Can you safely undergo sedation?

Types of Sedation We Offer

Our goal is to make your procedure as painless as possible. During your consultation, we will review your options and answer any questions you may have about the treatment process.

Oral Conscious 

Dr. Curl can prescribe oral medication for patients who are nervous about their procedure. For the best results, you will need to abide by our preparatory instructions before your treatment. During the procedure, you can expect to feel deeply relaxed. Many patients even fall asleep. However, you will still be able to respond to our instructions. Keep in mind that medication will inhibit your ability to drive. You should plan for a friend or loved one to drive you to and from your procedure.

IV Sedation

IV sedation is administered directly into the vein. This method takes effect more quickly than oral sedation and will be adjusted throughout the procedure for your comfort and safety. It is important to note that IV sedation requires fasting. As with oral sedation, you will need to schedule a ride to and from your procedure. 

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Sedation can help you relax during any dental procedure.

Local Anesthesia 

If you are only concerned about the pain associated with your procedure, local anesthesia may be all you need. This solution is injected near the treatment site and acts as a nerve blocking agent. There is no preparation or fasting required, and most patients are able to return to their normal activities after receiving anesthesia. 

Choosing a Dentist 

When selecting a dentist to perform treatment, it is important to work with a highly qualified and well-respected practitioner. Dr. Curl is certified in sedation by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners, meaning he has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education. With 40 years of experience practicing dentistry, you can trust Dr. Curl to deliver sedation safely and effectively. 

As Dr. Curl is licensed to administer sedation, 

we do offer the option to bring in an anesthesiologist to monitor you during treatment. We will develop a custom plan to provide the same high-quality sedation needs.

Advanced Premier Dental  and Implant Dentistry

Dr. Kenneth Curl is a board-certified dentist who has been helping patients improve their oral health for nearly 40 years. He is affiliated with various prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Association of Dental Office Management 
  • Texas Academy of General Dentistry 
  • American Dental Association 
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 
  • Texas Dental Association 
  • National Dental Association
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry 

To experience state-of-the-art dental care in a relaxed setting, schedule a consultation online or call us at (281) 367-6777.

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Dr. Curl is an amazing dentist and a kindhearted man. Provides quality service and truly cares for his clients. My family and I have been going to him for many years now. If you are looking for an honest opinion and great service call Dr. Curl. I recommend him to all my friends and family.

Glenda A.

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6777 Woodlands Parkway
Ste 316
The Woodlands, TX 77382

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Fax: 281-367-6277

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