William T. McMaugh, DDS
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“I love my job most when I help patients realize that they can receive the treatment they need without fear or discomfort.” - Dr. McMaugh

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.

Myth #2: Recovery From Oral Surgery is Long and Hard

Truth: Many people believe that it takes weeks to recover from oral surgery, and this couldn't be further from the truth. Typically it takes just a few days for your mouth to heal and begin feeling normal again. You will have post-operative instructions that will help your recovery process go smoothly when you follow them.

Myth #3: Oral Surgery is Expensive

Truth: A lot of patients are surprised to find that oral surgery isn't as expensive as they think, and many insurances will pay a portion to help defray the cost of oral surgery. Your dentist's treatment coordinator can also answer questions and advise on some third party financing companies that can help you break the cost of your treatment into affordable monthly payments if necessary.

If you need oral surgery, it is important not to delay your treatment as this could lead to more significant problems and further damage to your teeth. Contact Dr. William T. McMaugh to learn more about how we can help you get the oral surgery in Harleysville that you need.

 
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