Types of Oral Surgery
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 behind your first two molars. Due to their position so far back in the mouth, there's often not enough room for wisdom teeth, so they end up crowding your other teeth. They're also very hard to reach for brushing and flossing, which means they can increase your risk for gum disease or tooth decay if you can't clean them properly. Sometimes they remain impacted, or stuck beneath the gum line.
For all of these reasons, Dr. McMaugh typically recommends that wisdom teeth be removed. Wisdom teeth extractions are straightforward, and Dr. McMaugh has many years of experience guiding patients through oral surgery, so you can rest assured that you're in good hands if your wisdom teeth should need to be extracted.
Implant Placement Surgery
If you've decided to replace your tooth with a dental implant, congratulations - you've chosen one of the best tooth replacement options dentistry has to offer. A dental implant is a highly successful and reliable treatment and this is due to the fact that it replaces both your root and your tooth. A biocompatible titanium post is surgically placed into your jawbone in order to restore your root. It's then allowed time to heal and integrate with your bone before your new porcelain crown is attached.
Implant placement surgery is also very straightforward, and most patients are surprised at how smoothly it goes. While many dentists refer their patients out for the surgical portion of implant treatment, Dr. McMaugh has had extensive training in the field of implant dentistry, and he can handle your implant treatment from start to finish in the comfort of our Harleysville office.
If you need oral surgery, we invite you to contact our office to set up a consultation with Dr. McMaugh to learn more about the procedure.