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Three Myths About Oral Surgery

Learn to spot fact from fiction when it comes to getting oral surgery in Bolingbrook.

Has your Bolingbrook dentist told you that you could benefit from oral surgery? There are a variety of reasons why oral surgery might be Oral Dentistryrecommended, from having a wisdom tooth removed to replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation out there about oral surgery that might give you a negative impression. Let's discuss the three most common myths about oral surgery so you know what to expect.

Myth #1: Oral surgery is painful.

Fact: While no one wants to think about having surgery sometimes it’s unavoidable. It can seem a little bit scarier when you have to have surgery on your mouth. Luckily our tools, techniques, and treatments have advanced a lot over the years, and your Bolingbrook dentist offers a variety of procedures and services to improve your smile without the pain.

Plus, oral surgery is performed under local anesthesia, so you won’t feel discomfort during your treatment. Anxious patients may even opt for oral sedation to help make their procedure more relaxing and stress-free.

Myth #2: Your recovery time will be extensive after oral surgery.

Fact: Any time you think about surgery you probably think about days spent hauled up in bed recuperating. While there are some do’s and don’ts after your oral surgery, you won’t need to change your entire life to accommodate your recovery period. Sure you may need to take some time to rest, change what foods you eat and limit physical activity for a couple days, but you’ll find that any side effects of your surgery will be minimal after a day or two. Better yet, most people can return to work a day after their surgery without any complications, depending on the procedure.

Myth #3: Getting certain surgical treatments like dental implants takes too long.

Fact: While it’s true that certain dental procedures can be performed in only one visit to your Bolingbrook dentist, it seems that dental implants have developed a reputation for taking too long to be worthwhile. On the contrary, dental implants are one of the best long-term solutions for replacing a missing tooth, particularly because they act just like real teeth. While the process can take anywhere from two to four months on average, you’ll walk away with a new, healthy tooth for the rest of your life. This is a small price to pay for a beautiful smile!

If you have questions about oral surgery or if you’re interested in any of our procedures like dental implants, then call Bolingbrook Dental Care today to schedule a consultation with us.

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