Albany Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dental Implant FAQs

I was told I’m not a good candidate for implants. Many people have visited other implant practices and were told they are not a good candidate for dental implants.  Some of this could be based up your medical history, the doctor’s experience, or the corporate business model.  About 30% of the patients we see are […]

Safety First

Safety is our #1 Priority Check out our new video on how Dr. Doucet and the Bridgeway Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery team treats patient safety: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRViR7LVVhk Safety is our #1 priority—they’re not just words, we at Dr. Michael Doucet’s oral surgery practice put those words to action.  Don’t get us wrong, awesome customer service, extensive experience […]

Understanding Teeth: Parts of a Tooth

Your teeth are made up of four major tissues: Enamel, Dentin, Cementum, and pulp.  The pulp is the soft tissue found in the center of all teeth.  This is where the nerve tissue and blood vessels are.  Cementum is the on the surface of the tooth root.  It is attached to the jaw bone by […]

Oral health affects your overall health and well-being

Did you know that your oral health affects your overall health and well-being?  Not taking care of your teeth can lead to more than bad breath and loss of teeth.  An unhealthy mouth has been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and even alzheimer’s disease. Studies have shown that less than 1% of Americans floss […]

Fun Facts About Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth Spring Break is fast approaching and for many teens, this is the ideal time to have their wisdom teeth removed.  Most people know wisdom tooth surgery as a rite of passage and excuse to eat ice cream.  There is a lot more to them that that.  Here are some fun facts about your […]

Smile it’s International Happiness Day

Did you know that smiling boosts your immune system and relieves stress by releasing endorphins.  We all smile in the same language.   Your smile is the best thing you can wear and the first thing people notice about you.  Unfortunately, 1/3 of US adults are unhappy with their smile.  If you or someone you […]

5 Factors that Determine Dental Implant Success Rates

Many patients ask us what the success rate is for dental implant surgery, meaning the percentage of dental implants that end up permanently integrating to the bone in the patient’s jaw. While it is difficult to come up with a single percentage that covers the entire population, there are several factors that affect the implant […]