While dentists do everything they can to save a tooth, sometimes extractions are the best choice to preserve your oral health.
Dr. Kenneth Curl makes tooth extraction virtually painless, and he can replace your tooth with a restoration that looks natural.
Find out more about gentle tooth extractions at our practice in The Woodlands, TX, serving Spring, Conroe, and surrounding communities.
Compassionate & Gentle Care From a Board-Certified Dentist
Many patients from The Woodlands, TX, and the surrounding communities turn to Dr. Kenneth Curl and his highly trained staff when they suffer dental health issues requiring tooth extraction. If anyone can save your tooth, Dr. Curl can. If the tooth cannot be saved, Dr. Curl can perform extractions safely and gently without referring you to an oral surgeon.
Dr. Curl can also refer you to an oral surgeon who removes impacted wisdom teeth that are partially or fully trapped under the gums. In these situations, wisdom teeth can contribute to misalignment and the need for braces, as well as an increased risk of infection. Extraction is often the best way to avoid these issues. If you feel any discomfort or pain near your wisdom teeth, schedule a consultation at Advanced Premier Dental.
What About Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are notorious for becoming impacted and compromising surrounding teeth and other tissues. Dr. Curl refers younger patients in need of wisdom teeth removal to an oral surgeon. Dr. Curl can personally treat adult patients who don't have impacted wisdom teeth at our dental office in The Woodlands. In either case, he will make sure you receive the treatment for wisdom teeth you need.
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As a master dentist, Dr. Curl uses the latest technology and techniques to provide advanced dental work and surgical extractions for patients in The Woodlands, Conroe, Springs, TX, and beyond. Dr. Curl began his dental career in the early 1980s and served in the United States Air Force Reserve Dental Corps for 10 years, retiring with the rank of Major in 1991. He brings military precision and decades of experience to the table while providing the best bedside manner for patients.
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Assessing the Tooth
Saving teeth is always the priority in dentistry, and tooth extraction is considered only as a last resort. Dr. Curl will first assess your tooth, employing advanced technology to determine if the tooth can be saved.
Dr. Curl's gentle techniques and a local anesthetic make tooth extraction virtually painless. However, for patients who are anxious about tooth extraction, we offer sedation to ensure your comfort.
Missing teeth allow other teeth to shift out of position, causing more problems. Dr. Curl, who is skilled in advanced tooth replacement techniques, can recommend options appropriate for your needs.
Tooth Extraction Treatment Timeline
In general, tooth extractions are straightforward and take as little as 30 minutes, although more complex cases will take longer.
As Dr. Curl's patient, you can take comfort in knowing you are under the care of a board-certified dentist trusted by patients throughout The Woodlands.
The Recovery Process
Dr. Curl will provide detailed instructions on how to brush and floss during recovery. The dentist may prescribe medication for patients depending on the circumstances. In general, you can expect:
- The local anesthetic usually continues to numb the area for a few hours after the surgery.
- Any pain or discomfort from the extraction typically fades in the first 24 to 72 hours.
- The extraction site may bleed in the one to two days following the procedure.
- Healing after teeth extraction can take one to two weeks.
Patients usually need to wait for the surrounding tissue to fully heal before receiving other procedures such as dental implants.
Within the First 24 Hours Patients should stay away from:
Drinking through a straw
Eating solid or crunchy foods
Excessive or forceful mouth rinsing
Touching or sucking on the extraction site
Drinks and mouthwashes containing alcohol
Preventing Dry Socket
Dr. Curl will also give instructions on how to avoid dislodging the blood clot, which results in a condition called dry socket. A dry socket is an exposed part of the bone that's usually protected by the blood clot after the extraction. This condition is most common in wisdom teeth removal compared to other extractions. Dry socket is easily preventable under our dentist's guidance.
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Most dental insurance plans should help cover the cost of tooth extraction. However, if you are concerned about out-of-pocket costs, we can help you secure financing through several reputable third-party lenders, including LendingUSA®, and CareCredit®.