Saratoga County Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates

Lionel A. Bulford, DDS • Joseph V. Olszowka, DMD • Nancy E. McDermott, DMD, MD • Seth T. Farren, DDS

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Saratoga Springs, Clifton Park, Gloversville, Greenwich and Schenectady, NY

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Drs. Lionel A. Bulford, Joseph V. Olszowka, Nancy E. McDermott and Seth T. Farren manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. Drs. Bulford, Olszowka, McDermott and Farren practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from Dental Implant Surgery, Bone grafting, Cleft Lip & Palate treatment and Wisdom Tooth Removal to Corrective Jaw Surgery. For your convenience, we have five offices located in Saratoga Springs, Clifton Park, Gloversville, Greenwich, and Schenectady, NY.

Dental Implants Saratoga Springs, Clifton Park, Gloversville, Greenwich and Schenectady, NY

Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth which look, feel and function like natural teeth. Dental implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.

The Surgical Procedure of Dental Implants

For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your dentist is forming new replacement teeth.

Medical Breakthrough: Stem Cells in Teeth

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health recently discovered stem cells in baby teeth and impacted wisdom teeth. Ongoing medical research demonstrates that these stem cells can be manipulated to grow into organ tissue, bone, brain cells, nerve cells, and cartilage. Medical researchers around the world are working today to develop powerful new treatments from stem cells for a wide range of diseases and injuries. Stem cells from teeth are a non-controversial and convenient way for individuals and parents to ensure today that they and their children can benefit from tomorrows new medical treatments.

StemSave works with dentists to provide an easy-to-use service to enable the individual or parent to harvest and cryogenically preserve these very valuable stem cells non-invasively for future use in regenerative and personalized medical treatments and therapies.

SCOMSA is proud to announce our association with StemSave. We are delighted to be able to initiate the collection and preservation process for all clinically qualified candidates.