Albany, OR Oral Surgery Treatment
While not every dental patient will need oral surgery in his or her lifetime, oral surgery procedures are more common than you might think. Wisdom teeth extraction is probably the first and most popular dental surgery you can think of, but oral surgery helps patients replace teeth as well. Albany dentists, Patrick V. Hagerty, DMD, and Brian R. Summers, DMD, PhD use their advanced training and expertise to provide exceptional services, such as tooth extractions, dental implant placement, and wisdom teeth removal. With over 33 years of experience in the field of dentistry, Dr. Hagerty and Dr. Summers create trusting relationships with patients and help them feel comfortable seeking oral surgery for their dental health needs.
What Can Dental Surgery Do to Improve Your Health?
For patients who have damaged teeth, extracting the affected tooth helps prevent the spread of decay and bacteria to other, healthy teeth. Furthermore, these damaged teeth can often lead to pain, swelling, and infection. Once the damaged tooth is gone, the answer to the question of how to replace that tooth can involve oral surgery as well. After a tooth is extracted, teeth surrounding this open space will slowly begin to shift toward the gap. Over time, bone in your jaw that was once kept healthy by a natural tooth root will begin to shrink. But when you replace teeth with a dental implant, which mimics your natural tooth, you get a long-lasting, strong, and healthy smile.
When it comes to removing wisdom teeth, surgical extraction relieves symptoms from impaction, and in some cases, reduce the risk of bone loss surrounding neighboring teeth.
Oral Surgery Options
If you have a missing tooth, or teeth, and are in need of one or more dental implants, we can surgically place your implants right in our Albany dental office. The implant surgery can be typically done in one visit – you'll leave our office that day with a foundation for a renewed smile. If you need a tooth extracted in preparation for dental implant placement, we can safely remove your damaged tooth and place a titanium implant in its place.
In order to help our patients experience comfortable oral surgery treatment, we offer dental sedation in the following forms:
- Nitrous oxide
- Oral sedation
- IV sedation
By administering sedative medication, your oral surgery appointment will be a relaxing experience that will appear to have passed in minutes. Dr. Hagerty and Dr. Summers are certified in the above forms of dental sedation in order to support successful oral surgery for Albany patients in need of dental implants, teeth extraction, and more.
We plan treatment for our oral surgery patients by first completing a thorough exam with radiographs, which allows us to assess any problems, and determine the best solution moving forward.
Both Dr. Hagerty and Dr. Summers are trained in a wide range of services, so our patients don't need to see outside specialists for complete care. At our office, our patients always come first. Whether your dentist refers you to our office, you have pain or symptoms causing you concern, or you simply have questions you would like answered, please contact us today to schedule an appointment with our Albany office.