Posted on 2/20/2020 by Alyssa O'Steen
|There are a lot of myths out there about oral surgery. In some cases, there's a little bit of truth to the myth. In other cases, they're completely wrong.
Unfortunately, many people believe these myths, and that causes them to avoid visiting us or even considering oral surgery options.
This, in turn, means that they often suffer from dental pain and other issues. In short, they're not getting the best care because they believe some of the following myths.
Oral Surgery Is ExpensiveObviously, different procedures have different costs involved, but overall, oral surgery doesn't have to cost you a lot. In fact, it's often more affordable than other types of surgery, and you wouldn't turn down those procedures due to cost. Oral surgery shouldn't be seen as something elective or non-essential. Your teeth and mouth are a vital part of your body, and taking care of them is necessary. We also offer payment plans to help everyone afford the care they need.
Oral surgery does often involve making incisions, and there is some pain involved. That's going to be true of any surgical procedure, but we do everything we can to ensure that you're as comfortable as possible. We provide various anesthesia options, including everything from laughing gas to a full IV. You can select the option that you're the most comfortable with. We also make certain you have everything you need to be comfortable during recovery.
It's Okay to Put it Off
You would never put off heart surgery or a procedure to remove your appendix if it burst. These are medical necessities. Unfortunately, many people see oral surgery as something that can be pushed back. They don't realize that it can be just as vital to their overall health.
With poor oral health, however, it can be difficult to eat the foods the body needs to operate at peak efficiency. It's also possible for bacteria and viruses to get into the body through damaged teeth and gums, leading to serious infection.
Don't put off oral surgery just because of these myths. Contact us today to talk about your dental needs and how we can help.
John C. Shillingburg, DDS
Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
DFW Study Club Established in 2013 by John C. Shillingburg, DDS