A good oral surgeon?

woman at the dentistShannon emails:

I need to look into having my wisdom teeth removed but know nothing about area oral surgeons. My dentist gave me a list of recommended surgeons, but a list of names doesn't mean much to me. I've visited some websites searching for feedback with little luck.
I'm hoping readers may be able to suggest some surgeons for wisdom teeth removal (or let me know which ones to avoid!). This is not really a minor thing so I'd like to not go into this blindly.

Totally understand the desire to go into this eyes open (well, and mouth, too).

Got a suggestion for Shannon? Please share!

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I had a very positive experience with Dr. Stephen DeMarco with Capital District Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. I was terrified (as in, I was bawling my eyes out in the chair before having my wisdom teeth extracted) and I found the staff to be very supportive. And fortunately I had a very easy post-op. I highly recommend Dr. DeMarco!

I went to Dr. DeLuke on Nott St in Schenectady right by Ellis Hospital and I had a very good experience. I was "put under" via an IV line, woke up and was driven home with a prescription for painkillers that I never ended up needing at all.

I remember everyone in the office being really nice; although they did make me watch some stupid half hour video on the complications that can occur with wisdom teeth removal. Well maybe it wasn't that long.. it seemed like forever when at 18 years old I had much better things to do with my day than learn about dry sockets...

Got my wisdom teeth taken out last year. I highly recommend Adirondack Oral Surgeons in Clifton Park and Albany. Great staff, seamless surgery.

My son had three teeth removed at Adirondack Oral Surgery. The doctors, nurses and staff were all very kind and helpful. It was a great experience, so far as these things go. The doctor called later that day to see how he was doing. I've never had that happen anywhere else! Highly recommended!

I survived oral surgery at Aspen Dental (On Central) [and all I got was this lousy t-shirt?]

I recovered pretty quickly, but they didn't tell me I could take the gauze out relatively quickly. If I'd know, I would have saved a day or three's worth of pain. Oh well. They also seem pretty happy to prescribe the pain meds, and this is a plus/minus sort of thing, depending on how you see it.

Now, I'm getting my dental work done at rose dental (Washgington Ave Ext), and they seem to do a good job, and are concerned with doing it right once, instead of just winging it, and fixing any problems later. Or maybe I just talk to my dentist more there than at Aspen...

I have gotten more than my fair share of dental work in the past year and a half, so all this is fresh experience. Also, I'm looking forward to just checkups for a while... ;)

Dr. Miron at
Capital District Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
Excellent and very efficient. My surgery was simple because i had four quick extractions. But i felt nothing and he was a polite doctor.

I had mine removed years ago at the Dental Offices in Schenectady by Dr. Deluke (it's a family owned practice so there are a couple of Dr. Deluke's but this one was the surgeon) http://www.dentalofficesllp.com/. Not sure if he's still working (he may have retired), but I still see his brother for all my other dental needs and I really like the office.

I didn't have wisdom teeth removed, but recently had a root canal done by Dr. Keith Aibel and was very impressed. He's in Executive Park behind Stuyvesant Plaza.

I had my wisdom teeth out last year. I also went to Dr. DeMarco at Capital District Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. DeMarco was really friendly, professional, and did a great job but I can't say the same about the nurses/assistant staff. They made mistakes and insisted on blaming them on me. I could not stand going in to my follow-up appointments because I knew it meant I would have to deal with them again before I could see the doctor. They were so horrible, I would look for another place if I have oral surgery again in the future.

Had my wisdom teeth removed at Dr. Chondry's office this morning in Saratoga. Great experience. I was waiting for a joke punchline and when i woke up the teeth were gone.

I administer anesthesia for a living and have worked with many oral surgeons. If it were me I'd go to Dr. Stephen DeMarco.

Dr. Carpenter in Saratoga was good, I thought, friendly and easy to deal with, as was his staff.

I had my wisdom teeth taken out by Dr. Preceruti at Adirondack Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery group and he was FANTASTICl Explained the process to me, answered all of my (mostly silly) questions and had an Italian accent to boot! The whole process was smooth and I'd definitely recommend them :)

I went to one in West Albany off of Everett Road and did ok. Good Luck

I had mine removed just this past summer by Dr. Timothy Lynch of Adirondack Oral Surgery and they were absolutely great! Everyone there was wonderful and they have two locations (as far as I know- one in Albany and one in Clifton Park) so it was super convenient.

Perfect timing! I just had all 4 wisdom teeth out today- 2 were easy, 2 impacted. I went to Dr Beck @ Capital District Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. They were great.. I was really nervous and the nurses were super kind to me.

Getting your wisdom teeth pulled stinks but at least I'm happy with where I went. Now for some more painkillers... ;)

Adirondack Oral and Maxiofacial Surgery in Clifton Park.. had an Italian doctor (Dr. Preceruti) who played techno on his cell phone during the surgery. He had a great sense of humor, was exceedingly comforting, answered all of my (millions of) questions, and almost made having 4 teeth ripped out fun!

Highly recommend them- Dr. P in particular! :)

Anyone at Capital District Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. They have a great practice, I've had several hideous dental procedures done there and each time it was a breeze.

i had a great experience w/Dr. Stephen DeMarco - Capital District Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. i'm in my mid-30s and had my wisdom teeth out a couple of yrs ago. the staff was excellent - very patient w/questions/concerns. would highly recommend them!

I highly recommend Dr. Busino of Albany Oral-Maxillofacial (located just behind Stuyvesant Plaza). He removed my wisdom teeth a couple years ago. Although I was terrified, the whole process was very quick and the recovery was smooth sailing, no complications, and no pain really, just discomfort for a few days. I remember peering into my mouth the following day and being surprised by how "clean" everything looked. He does good work.

Dr. Beck is the best. I've had extensive stuff done and he is amazing.

I need multiple implant surgery and a five-piece bridge. Right now I am considering Dr. DeMarco, but trying to do my due-diligence and looking for ratings/rankings/comments.

Can anyone please weigh in on their experience with implant surgery with Dr. DeMarco, or if you have had good experience with other oral surgeons.

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