Tooth Extraction Specialists
Damage, decay, and disease can cause your teeth to be beyond repair, and lead to even more serious complications down the road.
You can take care of your dental health with a safe and effective tooth extraction.
Patients throughout the Santa Fe, NM, area visit Drs. Sean Healy and Diego Hurtado for tooth extractions performed by elite oral surgeons.
"IT WAS BETTER THAN
I COULD HAVE EVER IMAGINED."
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
Protect Surrounding Teeth
If the tooth has severe decay, then removing it can prevent the decay from spreading not only to your other teeth, but into your gums and the rest of your body.
If a patient is planning to receive orthodontic treatment, extraction may be necessary if the jaw is not large enough to accommodate all the teeth properly.
Stubborn Baby Teeth
Sometimes our baby teeth simply refuse to grow up and move on. You might need us to extract a baby tooth to make room for a permanent tooth to grow in properly.
Some patients have extra teeth that crowd together and prevent other teeth from emerging. Overcrowding can harm the growth of surrounding teeth and hamper your smile.
Unsuccessful Dental Procedures
In some cases, patients come to us after another dentist's root canal procedure has failed. It is often wise to opt for extraction rather than a second root canal to avoid jawbone infection.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Beyond being notoriously difficult to clean, wisdom teeth that didn't grow in correctly can cause overcrowding, infection, and damage to your jaw bone. Even if they erupt properly, they present a very high risk of decay because they sit so far back in the mouth.
What Sets Our Santa Fe Surgeons Apart
Oral Surgery Expertise
Both Dr. Healy and Dr. Hurtado are board-certified oral surgeons. This distinction means they have a greater level of training and experience than a general dentist. Opting for oral surgeons often allows patients to avoid expensive revisions they may encounter with less-skilled dental professionals.
Our oral surgery experts understand that dental issues, such as those leading to extractions, cause stress to their patients' lives. Drs. Healy and Hurtado are approachable, easy-going, and fantastic communicators. They put their patients at ease with both their personalities and elite level of professional care.
It pains us to see budget be a barrier to necessary dental care. We have taken several steps to make our treatments affordable. We accept CareCredit®, which allows you to pay for your treatment in no- or low-interest monthly installments. We are also pre-authorized with most insurance carriers.
"Efficient, knowledgeable, AND super friendly" See What Santa Fe, NM, Has to Say
These folks totally saved me by working me into their schedule for an emergency extraction. No exaggeration.... I had a dangerous situation. I'm totally indebted to them. They were efficient and knowledgeable, AND super friendly.View on Google
Dr. Diego Hurtado and his assistant Yvette did an amazing job extracting my wisdom tooth! Smooth and painless. I was lucky to end up at their clinic. Everyone appeared knowledgeable, professional, very polite and caring. Muchas Gracias!View on Google
"In my opinion, this is the only place to go."
Avoiding Extraction Has Serious Consequences We Take Care of Santa Fe
When you do not remove a tooth that should be pulled, you are increasing your risk of infection. At first, tooth infections can lead to oral pain, sensitivity, and soreness. When left untreated, an infection can spread throughout your body and lead to complications including headaches, fatigue, chills, dehydration, heart rate issues, breathing problems, and severe facial swelling.
There is no need to open yourself to infection. At our offices you can have your problem teeth removed and replaced with elite dental implants. Both of our surgeons have many years of experience in oral surgery, and both completed extra years of training with advanced surgical techniques. Reach out over the phone or by writing to us to request your free consultation at our offices in Santa Fe, Los Alamos, and Taos, NM.
What to Expect at Your Extraction
Our practice offers sedation dentistry to provide you with the highest level of comfort and relaxation.
Replacing the Tooth
If the extracted tooth is a permanent tooth other than a wisdom tooth, then our surgeons will often recommend a dental implant. Dental implants are the most comprehensive form of dental restoration, since they replace the entire tooth from root to crown and help retain bone mass in the jaw. Whichever type you choose, closing the gap with a restoration will allow you to avoid difficulties speaking and eating, and will prevent remaining teeth from shifting.
We can often combine a tooth extraction with same-day dental implants to reduce recovery and healing time. Popular implant-supported restorations we offer include dentures and crowns. Some patients have been told by other dentists that they are poor candidates for dentures. We offer zygomatic implants that can make the dentures you desire a reality.
"Highly recommended!" Santa Fe, NM, Selects Us for a Reason
The entire staff all have hearts of gold. Dr. Healey and his assistant Charlie were amazing with my wisdom teeth extraction. Not only did Dr. Healey have an excellent and professional yet warm and caring manner to him, he truly knows his stuff. I had zero fears about my surgery and I am glad my experience was with him. Highly recommended!View on Google
Dr. Diego Hurtado, Ashley, and the entire team were terrific. The professionalism, customer service, patient care, communication, guidance, and follow ups were the best I've experienced in our State. Dr. Hurtado provided exceptional medical care for a complicated wisdom tooth extraction, and I highly recommend Dr. Hurtado and his team!View on Google