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Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction can be upsetting, and you may find yourself overwhelmed with questions about the process and the aftermath.

At Advanced Premier Dental and Implant Dentistry, we will ensure extraction is necessary to restore your dental health before proceeding.

Turn to us for gentle tooth extraction in The Woodlands, Spring, and Conroe, TX, and the surrounding areas.

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 considering 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 you having to see an oral surgeon. 

Dr. Curl also removes wisdom teeth when they are impacted or growing in at an angle. In these situations, wisdom teeth can contribute to misalignment and the need for braces, as well as an increased risk of infection.

"The most polite and helpful staff out of any dentist I’ve ever been to!"

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Kristina Ballard

2021

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Every single person here is incredible and wonderful! They were all so respectful towards me and my ignorance of dental care. I never felt like anyone was judging me for not ever being to a dentist. They were kind, patient, and calm with my anxieties.

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Jacob Klein

2021

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The staff in Dr. Curls office ALWAYS welcome each customer. The most polite and helpful staff out of any dentist I’ve ever been to! (Plus Dr. Curl is a Veteran). Definitely recommend!

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Our Patient-Focused Approach at Advanced Premier Dental and Implant Dentistry

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Assessing the Tooth

Teeth are precious, 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.

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Ensuring Comfort

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.

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Next Steps

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.

Dr. Curl, a board-certified dentist, is recognized for his integrity and extensive knowledge.
Dr. Curl, a board-certified dentist, is recognized for his integrity and extensive knowledge.

Numbing the Area

Dr. Curl will carefully numb the area with a local anesthetic so you feel comfortable throughout the procedure. If you have a sensitive gag reflex or anxiety, the dentist can also provide sedation.

Removing the Tooth

With simple extractions, the dentist can remove the tooth simply by using forceps. However, in more complex surgical extractions, Dr. Curl may make incisions to better reach the tooth or break the tooth into pieces for easier removal.

Treating the Extraction Site

Dr. Curl may recommend socket preservation to preserve bone density in the jaw, which helps prevent nearby teeth from slipping into the open space. Socket preservation also creates a solid foundation for a dental implant if you are considering replacing the tooth with an implant-supported crown.

Closing the Extraction Site

If needed, Dr. Curl will stitch the extraction site closed. The dentist will also ask you to gently bite down on a piece of sterile gauze. This helps curb bleeding and encourages a blood clot to form, which helps prevent a condition called dry socket.

Recovery

While healing after a tooth extraction can take one to two weeks, discomfort from the extraction typically fades in 24 to 72 hours and can usually be managed with over-the-counter medications. Dr. Curl will also provide detailed instructions on how to brush and floss during recovery and steps to take to avoid dislodging the blood clot to prevent a dry socket from developing.

Questions?

Quality Dental Care at Reasonable Prices

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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 LendingClub®, GreenSky®, LendingUSA®, and CareCredit®.

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Advanced Premier Dental and Implant Dentistry

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

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

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
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