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Correcting Oral Surgery Myths

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Learning that you need oral surgery may feel scary and even overwhelming. This is because there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding oral surgery and what it entails. Here are a few of the common myths we hear and the truths to go with them!

Myth #1: Oral Surgery is Painful

Truth: Thanks to modern dentistry and excellent anesthetics most patients don't feel a thing during their procedure. It is common to feel some soreness for the first few days after your surgery, but this can be successfully managed with prescription or over-the-counter pain medication as needed. Most patients are pleasantly surprised at how little pain they actually felt throughout the process.

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5 Steps for Good Self Care after Oral Surgery

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We know how difficult it can be to hear that you need oral surgery. At our Harleysville, PA dental office, we’re sensitive to your concerns, and our supportive team will do everything to make sure your procedure as comfortable and efficient as possible. 

After surgery, it is important to follow certain guidelines to protect the surgery site and promote healing. Here are some tips we usually offer to our patients before they leave our office:

  1. Take it easy on the day of surgery. When you nap or go to sleep the first night, use an extra pillow to limit swelling and prevent excess bleeding. 
  2. Keep yourself comfortable. Take over-the-counter or prescription pain ...

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Types of Oral Surgery

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Hearing the news that you need oral surgery may seem overwhelming, however it may not be as bad as you think when you're working with a seasoned professional like Dr. William McMaugh. We're proud to offer comprehensive dentistry at our practice, which means that Dr. McMaugh can guide you comfortably through oral surgery in Harleysville. When you understand the procedure you're having done, it doesn't seem as daunting, so here's more information on different types of oral surgery to help ease your mind.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom teeth are the last of our molars to arrive around the age of 18-25 years old. They erupt in the very back of your mouth ...

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How to Prepare for Your Oral Surgery

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If you are getting ready to undergo oral surgery, no matter what kind of procedure, there will like be some kind of preparation needed. Here's some tips on how you can best ensure that you are ready: 

  • Consult your dentist: Depending on your unique surgery and dental health needs, your entire process will be different. Your dentist and team will be able to walk you through all the details for what to expect on the day of your surgery, which is vital. Then, they'll review specific ways in which you should prepare. If you are undergoing a more extensive surgery, and will be receiving general anesthesia, you may be required to not ...

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What to expect when getting oral surgery

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Most people don’t look forward to going to the dentist for even routine cleanings and exams and needing to go in for oral surgery can be even more nerve wracking. Yet, knowing what to expect during your oral surgery procedure can help you feel more comfortable. At William T. McMaugh, DDS Inc. we offer modern technology and procedures, while also taking the time to answer all your questions so you are confident you’re are getting the best oral care available in the Harleysville, PA area.

Oral Surgery

Extractions – One of the most common oral surgery procedures done is tooth extractions. Whether you need your wisdom teeth removed, or ...

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