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Dr. Dominick Curalli

Dentistry
Seattle, WA
21 years experience male

Locations

Dental Care Seattle

Seattle, WA

Address

600 Broadway, Suite 330, Seattle, WA
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Office

Seattle, WA

About

Bio

<CODE> <OL><I><B></B></I></OL><I> <UL></UL></I><B></B>Dr. Dominick Curalli graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle, WA in 2005. He immediately was commissioned as a Captain in the Army Dental Corps and spent 12 months completing the Army Advanced General Dentistry Residency at Ft. Lewis, WA. Subsequently Dr. Curalli spent 3 years in as the dentist for the 1st Brigade of the 4th Infantry Division which included 2 years at Ft. Hood, TX, and a year long deployment to Baghdad, Iraq. In Iraq, Dr. Curalli treated numerous dental emergencies and supported Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon exiting the Army in 2009, Dr. Curalli moved back to the Seattle area and currently practices all aspects of General and Cosmetic Dentistry at his practice, Dental Care Seattle, in the First Hill/Capitol Hill neighborhood. He is an Affiliate Faculty member at the University of Washington School of Dentistry and instructs student part time at their Dental Urgent Care Clinic. He also volunteers at the Swedish Community Specialty Clinic performing free, complex extractions for the underserved community. He enjoys the Northwest for all its outdoor recreation and is an avid runner, cycler, and skiier. He spends his free time with his family and cheering for Gonzaga Basketball!</CODE> <OL></OL>

Specialties
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Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Doctor Q&A

229 Answers
151 Agrees
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Root canal stage 1: A pulpectomy involves making a hole in the tooth to acess the pulp (where the nerve and blood vessels are). The pulp is then removed and the space le... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Give it time: Most kids stop thumbsucking on their own, and if not, when they get into school and see their friends don't do it anymore, that is often a big motivat... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Think back: Do you remember a bad injury? Sometimes something simple such as bumping a tooth on a soda bottle can cause a suttle reaction that takes years to dev... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Depends: It depends on you. All whitening uses either carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. Higher concentrations and in office procedures will help you w... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
No: Saliva is not a body fluid that can transmit hiv. However, if there is blood mixed with saliva, it may be possible.
A member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Get treatment now!!!: Go see a dentist or oral surgeon asap! swelling around the eye or toward the back of the throat is serious and life threatening. Drop whatever you a... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
A few weeks: Typically after a baby tooth falls out the permanent one will erupt within a few weeks. If permanent teeth are lost, they do not regrow. Take your 8... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Time will tell: Start brushing your teeth again. You should brush your teeth at least twice daily. You may notice an improvement. If not, then you may have tartar,... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Wisdom teeth: No. Impacted wisdom teeth are not likely to make you dizzy. They can be potentially painful and depending upon the level of impaction may lead to in... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Allergies: Thickened saliva can be the result of increased mucous secretions. These may be related to seasonal allergies. Your concern might be fixed with an o... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Dental visit: Visit your dentist. There are no reliable techniques to do it yourself without potentially creating more damage. Your dentist can help remove the cr... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
2 weeks: I tell patients to wait at least 2 weeks after extractions prior to any other dental work that is not emergent. In some cases, people may still be so... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Go anyway: This might be an instance where you don't give your daughter a choice. If there is an infection visit a doctor. Then can treat the abscess or prescr... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
You should: Most dental cosmetic procedures can only be performed by a dentist. Some states allow non-dental businesses to provide teeth whitening services. I h... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Periodontium: The periodontal tissues surrounding the teeth and covering the alveolar bone of the maxilla and mandible.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Time will tell: The majority of TMJ problems are acute and resolve over time. Splint therapy, jaw exercises, medications and other treatment can be of enormous help.... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Call provider: You really need to call the insurance company for clarification. A lot of insurances view orthognathic surgery as elective and refuse to cover it reg... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
See a dentist: You need to have someone look at the ulcers. Hand foot and mouth disease is a viral infection that has symptoms occurring elsewhere in the body. Mou... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Depends: Depends on the difficulty of the surgery and how healthy you are. Some people feel great after 2-3 days, others take weeks or even months. In genera... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Depends: There are many different mandibular anterior repositioning appliances (mara) available on the market. The cost depends on the type you get and where ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Ask your dentist: External stains on teeth can often be polished or whitened away. If the stains are intrinsic, it may require some additional work such as fillings, c... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
White stains: White stains are areas of decalcified enamel. These spots occur when plaque is not properly cleaned away from the teeth. Braces make hygiene more di... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Hard to say: At age 18 your teeth are unlikely to change much on their own so your underbite will likely stay where it is, but it can have a negative effect on how... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Follow up: I would recommend calling your dentist and scheduling a follow up. It is possible that the crown may need to have the bite adjusted and things will f... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Orthognathic surgery: If you are having orthognathic (jaw) surgery, you will likely need orthodontia both before and after the surgery. An orthodontist and oral surgeon ar... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
See a dentist: There are many different sores that can occur on your tongue. Without more information it is hard to give you a direct answer. It may be as simple a... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Yes: In a healthy mouth, your gums should not bleed when flossing. Bleeding indicates there is inflammation present that is likely from plaque and tartar ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Many Possibilities: There are lots of reasons for tooth pain. Cavities, broken teeth, infection, trauma, unhealthy gums, exposed roots, etc. If you are having a toothac... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Adult tooth: Permanent teeth are our secondary dentition that develop and erupt to replace our primary (baby) teeth as they fall out. There are 32 teeth in the pe... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Malaligned teeth: Teeth that are not straight or do not correspond to the archform of the alveolar ridge in the maxilla or mandible. This may be both in the horizontal... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Depends: Everyone gets plaque on their teeth as we eat throughout the day. Good hygiene and healthy teeth require you to remove this plaque on a daily basis t... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Depends: It will vary depending on the difficulty of the surgery and how healthy you are. The average person will feel much better in 2-3 days, but some peopl... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
In what form?: All whitening strips and gels use either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide in different concentrations. They are generally safe because the com... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Minimal: I have many patients that fear this, and most are surprised when they are done, admitting they are not that bad. There are several locations to get i... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Wont dissolve: The medication works almost immediately. It does not dissolve though. You will need to return to have it removed or even replaced every 48 hours.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Yes: Pulpitis pain can have a range of presentations. If you are experiencing severe acute pain it could very well be a pulpitis, but it could also be per... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Pain: Toothaches hurt, sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. Cavities do not always cause pain, but they can cause almost every type of toothache. If you h... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Vist the dentist: Cavities can occur in areas that can't be seen without x rays, and they don't always cause pain. If you see holes in your teeth when you look in the ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Braces/Surgery: Facial profiles can be altered when you have your teeth straightened with orthodontics. Often this will be accompanied by orthognathic (jaw) surgery.... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Cheek/chin swelling: Major salivary glands are located at near your cheeks, under your tongue, and under your lower jaw. Swelling in these areas could be from salivary gl... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Not recommended: Most toothpastes contain Fluoride which is very beneficial for your teeth, but ingesting too much is not good for you. Don't use toothpaste as a brea... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Progression: Typically gingivitis is present first and then as the disease process progresses, you can get periodontal disease. Treating the periodontal disease w... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Possible: You may be getting some canker sores, or it could be something else you caught. Have your doctor or dentist take a look if things aren't clearing up ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Depends: Some abscesses do develop into a sinus tract that allows them to drain on their own. However, the abscess is still present in these cases. Other cas... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Infected tooth: A dental abscess is an infection that originates from a tooth. Specifically the pulp of the tooth (the inner part where nerves and blood vessels are)... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Cancer sores: Cancer sores can sometimes come in bunches. Biting your tongue or cheek can create an opportunity for them to form, but they also seem to pop up when... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Yes: Traditional braces can move your teeth in almost any direction. Shifting them up is possible, but if they need to go up a lot, sometimes jaw surgery ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Dental visit: Take a trip to visit your dentist. Until you get there, Ibuprofen is your best otc pain medication. Tylenol (acetaminophen) if you can't take ibupro... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Muscle pain: It can work both ways. When one muscle is sore, the ones around it may compensate and then become sore themselves. As a dentist i see it start in ja... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Expander: Expanding the arch that your teeth sit in is one way braces help to straighten them. If there is not enough room to expand to the amount you need, ot... Read More

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Dr. Curalli took care of my son and he could not stop talking about what a great experience he had. The staff made him feel very welcome and I have found Dr. Curalli to be a very caring and knowledge...Read More
Dec 4, 2012
I commend Dr. Curalli for his vast knowledge and consistently outstanding, articulate and sound advice.
Dr. Curalli obviously has a lot of experience in this area. Thanks for providing knowledgable answers.
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Thanks for your quick reply! He has the dentist in 23 days. First app I could get. Thanks again. Kirsty
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What should I do at home to take care of my tounge
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Washington School of Dentistry
Graduated 2005MD

Medical/Graduate school

Gonzaga University
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

null

Residency

U.S. Army, Ft. Lewis, WA

Awards

Seattle Top Dentist, USA Top Dentists
Top Dentist, Second Place, Washington - Winter
2013
Top Dentist, Third Place, Washington - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Dental Association
Washington State Dental Association
Seattle-King County Dental Society
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