Tooth Extractions in Albany, NY

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Overview

While our team of experienced oral surgeons makes every attempt to preserve and save natural teeth, there are instances where a tooth extraction may be the best treatment option. Children and adults may require tooth extractions for a number of reasons, including impacted canines or other teeth, retained baby teeth, severely damaged teeth, or other concerns. No matter the reason for having an extraction at Capital District Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, our team uses advanced skill and technology to optimize the level of care, safety, and treatment results your family needs and deserves. Our board-certified oral surgeons are also experienced in all types of dental anesthesia and sedation dentistry, which can allow you or your child to remain comfortable and relaxed during your treatment. Contact our Albany, NY team for more information on tooth extractions for children or adults, or to schedule an exam with Drs. Stephen DeMarco, Diego Miron, Timothy Adams, or Luis Delgado.

Best Candidates

Your general dentist may refer you or your child to Capital District Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons to have teeth extracted that are no longer supporting your oral health. While losing a natural tooth might be difficult for some patients, it may be the right course of treatment to protect your family's oral and general wellness. Our Albany, NY oral surgeons are highly experienced in performing tooth extractions for patients of all ages, including young children, teens, adults, and elderly patients. Some of the most common reasons for having a tooth extraction are:

  • Teeth decayed or broken beyond repair
  • Retained baby teeth
  • Orthodontic treatment needs
  • Tooth impactions
  • Insufficient space
  • Malpositioned wisdom teeth
  • Abscessed teeth
  • Advanced gum disease (bone loss)
  • Fractured tooth roots
  • Cysts or tumors

What To Expect

Adult and pediatric tooth extractions are routinely performed in one of our state-of-the-art surgical suites under a combination of local anesthesia and sedation dentistry services. When you visit with our Albany, NY oral surgery team for your treatment consultation, we can discuss the sedation options available and help you choose the method right for your family's needs. Tooth extractions for kids and adults may be performed with a simple or surgical approach. In a simple extraction, our oral surgeons will loosen the tooth with a special device known as an elevator and then gently remove it from the socket. A surgical extraction involves making incisions into your gums to provide access to the tooth, such as when teeth are impacted. A tooth may also be sectioned into smaller pieces to minimize the impact on surrounding tissues. Once the tooth has been extracted, the gum tissues within the extraction site may be sutured and aftercare instructions will be provided by our team.

Recovery

Based upon the sedation used throughout the extraction, you or your family member might be required to have an adult escort you home. While your gums heal, it is important to avoid smoking, spitting, and using straws. The recovery process will depend on the complexity of the tooth extraction; however, we advise that you or your child eat soft, room-temperature food for at least a few days after the procedure and avoid extremely hot or cold foods or beverages. To help facilitate the recovery phase, it is important to follow the specific aftercare instructions provided by our team. Post-treatment symptoms, such as swelling and tenderness, can often be managed with cold compresses against the face and over-the-counter pain relievers. A follow-up visit may be scheduled at Capital District Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons for suture removal and to allow our oral surgeons to evaluate your healing progress.

Insurance Coverage

Tooth extractions for children and adults may be covered in part by dental insurance; however, sedation dentistry may not be a covered service. Prior to the procedure, we will call your insurance carrier to review your family's specific policy and estimate any personal costs. If you do not carry insurance or have out-of-pocket expenses, talk with our business team about payment options to help your care fit within your budget. Capital District Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons accepts several payment methods, including flexible plans through a third-party financing partner.

Tooth Extractions for Kids and Adults

When a tooth is severely damaged or there is inadequate space for tooth eruption, a tooth extraction at Capital District Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons can help improve your family's oral health and smile. Set up a consultation with one of our board-certified oral surgery specialists in Albany, NY to find out more about simple and surgical extractions for kids and adults. From effective sedation options to our caring approach, we make getting the extraction care you and your loved ones need as relaxed as possible.

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