Do I need a tooth extraction?
Only your dentist can tell you if you need a tooth extraction. However, you may be a candidate for the procedure if one or more of your teeth are decayed so severely that a filling or other restoration is impossible.
What should I expect during my tooth extraction appointment?
If you and your dentist decide to extract one or more teeth, you will be scheduled for oral surgery with the Krupp Center. You will be given a local anesthetic to prevent pain during the procedure, and you may be prescribed medications to help manage pain in the hours following your extraction. Depending on the nature of your extraction and other factors such as impacted teeth, you may also be sedated or given general anesthesia during your procedure.
What type of post-treatment care will I need to follow?
Post-operative care following a tooth extraction is essential for healing and preventing complications. You will be instructed to avoid certain foods and also keep the surgical site clean at all times. If you are prescribed an antibiotic, it is crucial that you complete the course of treatment to prevent infection. Finally, you may be advised to avoid smoking or drinking through a straw, as doing so may delay the healing process and cause complications.
BOARD-CERTIFIED ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEON EMPHASIZING FACIAL COSMETIC SURGERY
Dr. Krupp graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School in 1982 and completed his residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, in 1985. Dr. Krupp earned his Board Certification in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1987. He has been in private practice ever since and remains at the top of his field through vigorous training in advanced procedures. He enjoys teaching and has taken the opportunities for hands-on teaching and lecturing throughout his career. He makes no compromises when it comes to patient care. It’s clear upon an office visit that Dr. Krupp drives this sense of patient-centered care throughout his practice. It’s evident that Dr. Krupp loves his work and taking care of people.
Commissioned in September 2016, Dr. Krupp proudly served as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Naval Reserves, stationed at Joint Base Andrews in D.C. Honorably discharged in December 2021.
● International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons● American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery● Academy of Osseointegration● MSDA-Maryland State Dental Association● AAOMS-American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons● AAID-American Academy of Implant Dentistry● ADA-American Dental Association● BCDA-Baltimore County Dental Association● American Dental Society of Anesthesiology● ABOMS- American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery● MASOMS- Mid-Atlantic Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons● ASMS- American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons● ASDA-American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists● ACOMS-The American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons