Oral Surgery Specialist

Smile of the Woodlands

Serge Kupetz, DDS

General Dentistry, Oral Surgery, & Dental Implants Specialist located in Panther Creek, The Woodlands, TX

If you need a tooth pulled or you require another type of oral surgery, don’t trust your care to just anyone. Instead, book your oral surgery with Serge Kupetz, DDS, at Smile of the Woodlands located in The Woodlands, Texas. Dr. Kupetz has been performing all types of oral surgeries for over 20 years. To schedule a consultation and learn more about his expertise and conservative approach to oral surgery, reach out to Smile of the Woodlands via the online booking tool or over the phone today.

Oral Surgery Q & A

What is oral surgery?

Oral surgery is any type of surgery that Dr. Kupetz performs in or around your mouth at his practice, Smile of the Woodlands.

The most common type of oral surgery is tooth extraction. Dr. Kupetz may elect to perform a tooth extraction for many reasons, including to make space in your mouth or to remove a tooth irreparably damaged by disease or trauma. 

Other types of oral surgery include:

Oral and maxillofacial surgery

Oral and maxillofacial surgeries are typically more complex than tooth extractions. Procedures that fall under this category include corrective jaw surgery and maxillofacial dental implants.

Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics surgeries are oral surgeries designed to restore or aesthetically enhance your smile. Procedures such as these include dental implant restoration and those that Dr. Kupetz uses to reshape teeth for crowns, bridges, or veneers.

Does everyone need wisdom teeth extractions?

Wisdom teeth are the last adult teeth to come in, typically emerging from beneath your gum line between the ages of 17 and 25.

People often think of wisdom tooth extractions as a standard part of dental care. That said, not everyone needs to get their wisdom teeth pulled. 

Many times, individuals schedule wisdom teeth extractions because they have become impacted. Impaction is a scenario during which, due to crowding, the wisdom teeth emerge partially or at an angle. They may even have so little room to grow that they get stuck under the gum line. 

Impaction is common because wisdom teeth emerge so late in your development.

Impaction can lead to painful complications including:

  • Tooth infection
  • Decay of partially erupted teeth
  • Damage to surrounding bone or nearby teeth
  • Cyst development around the impacted teeth

Impacted wisdom teeth can trap food and debris, leading to additional discomfort and possible infection.

Can you sedate me during oral surgery?

Are you nervous about your upcoming oral surgery? Whether the procedure simply makes you nervous, or you’re worried about pain, Smile of the Woodlands can calm your nerves and ease any potential pain during your oral surgery with sedation and anesthesia.

To keep you comfortable, the practice offers options ranging from local numbing to oral sedation and nitrous oxide.

If you or your adolescent child need a tooth pulled or another type of oral surgery, trust your care to the conservative professionals at Smile of the Woodlands. To schedule your consultation, reach out online or over the phone today.