Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS
1755 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001

The Time to Be Treated by Oral Surgeons

While oral surgery can seem daunting, be aware that it’s the most common type of surgical procedure in the United States. Discover the many ways that oral surgeons can save your smile.

When Oral Surgeons Are Just What the Dentist Ordered

When it comes to simple dental procedures, your dentist in Abington is the person to see. But when your simple needs become serious surgical matters, you will need oral surgery to handle these advanced cases. If your dentist in Abington finds that you need this specialized care, you will be referred to any oral surgeons nearby who can handle your medical needs.

Why You Would Need Oral Surgery

A number of specialized problems can lead your dentist in Abington to send you to oral surgeons for treatment. Be aware that some of these procedures can be rather costly, but most oral surgeons today offer special financing or payment options to make oral surgery into an affordable dental care solution. Oral surgery is usually required if you experience any of these issues:

  • Badly decayed or worn teeth
  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Extracting teeth that have long-curved roots
  • Complications from simple tooth extractions
  • Major facial or jaw damage from trauma, injury, or accident
  • Taking out teeth surrounded by very dense bone

Post-Procedure Practices

After any oral surgery, you will receive detailed instructions for recovery and follow-up. It’s important to closely follow these directions to help you heal properly. Their instructions typically include the following:

  • Don’t do too much talking, eating, or drinking for two hours after the surgery.
  • When you start eating again, choose only clear liquids and very soft foods for the first 24 hours after surgery.
  • Drink plenty of cold or lukewarm liquids after any bleeding stops.
  • Do not brush or rinse your teeth for approximately 12 hours after surgery, and then be careful to avoid the surgical area once you start brushing again.
  • Follow your oral surgeon’s directions for any prescribed pain medications.
  • Call your oral surgeon or dentist immediately if you experience persistent pain or bleeding.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Abington, call Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS today at (215) 310-5826 or make an appointment.

Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Abington. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Very kind and great service.
Kiri R.
Have been coming to this office for many, many years. I am always treated with respect and professionally.
Pat D.
Dr. Stephen Finkelman and his staff are wonderful. I know that I am in good hands whenever I go. The office is clean, the staff is friendly and they […]
Dianne G.
Dr. Finkelman was great!
Madalynn S.
Always a very satisfied patient. Good careful treatment. Appointments are efficient and work is top notch.
Richard H.
Taken right on time. Treated in a professional manner. Almost getting to be fun----
Pat D.
I only see doctor Finkelman so my referances will be for him and his work.
Anonymous
Excellent customer service and expert dental work.
Bobbie B.
excellent visit to the dentist....everyone was friendly and efficient....state of the art office equipment
Cheryl H.
Very caring and professional staff
Harra H.
Fabulous job. I was in and out in a half hour, and the novacaine wore off by the time I got home. The filling looks fantastic, and the tooth issues […]
Patrick M.
I had an excellent experience. I recovered quickly from my root canal.
Nyoka M.
Professional, courtious service
Peter D.
Have been with Dr. Machlus for many, many years. He is always the professional and you leave his office knowing that you were in good hands. He only […]
Daniel B.
Excellent level of care.
Irving T.
No complaints at all - Dr. Finkelman was kind and considerate of how I felt.
Anonymous
Everyone was excellent!
Barton A.
My experience with the doctor I was very pleased! Thank you for making my visited a pleasantly one.
Connie P.
The staff was very friendly and I received a very thorough examination.
Cindy S.
I always feel confident that my teeth are in the best hands when Dr. Machlus is treating me. Thank you.
Rhea C.
Good experience. Well explained.
Craig N.
Over the years I've had many Dentists ranging from one really bad one to the absolute best, Dr. Finkelman. Thank you!
Paul S.
I had a question of an item Dr Finkleman had done to my mouth. I returned and he explained again and things are perfect.
Audrey R.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are very patient and caring!!
Denise G.
My anxiety was high while waiting to have my small procedure done, however I put right at ease when I sat in the chair. Although timely, I was made […]
Jennifer R.
Dr. Machlus and his staff are very thorough, gentle, caring health professionals.
Irving T.
We love Dr. Machlus!!!
Anonymous
As a person that has great anxiety when it comes to dentists, Dr. Machlus was exceptional. The entire staff was warm and welcoming. They were […]
Rebecca D.
No waiting. Dr. Finkelman explained each process as it took place.
Carol M.
personable, professional, proficient
Richard C.
So painless that I fell asleep during a root canal.
Terrell C.
Dr. Machlus was wonderful with my daughter. He explained everything that he was going to do and made sure she was comfortable the entire visit.
Elizabeth D.
Always a great experience. Hardly any pain and very caring. Informs you of every step as he does it.
Anonymous
Professional and Caring.
Deborah D.
Dr. Machlus and his team are very caring and meticulous in their work.
Irving T.
Exemplary levels of care, intellect, communication, attention to detail, and all-out "Balls To The Wall" application of all of the most advanced […]
Patrick M.
The staff and Doctors are wonderful. I went in thinking I had a cavity. My appointment was at 4:30 pm and the office closed at 5:00pm. It turned out […]
Karen J.
Dr. Machlus is the most caring and skilled Dentist. His staff are just as warm and professional.
Harra H.
Dr. Machlus almost makes going to the dentist pleasant, as much possible by being pleasant, that is. He is a caring man, and not only a doctor but a […]
Arthur V.
Could not ask for a more a courteous, efficient and professional staff and satisfying outcome.
Richard C.
I had a pleasant experience! Everyone was so friendly, and the service was so quick.
Khadijah B.
Very nice staff, was a little nervous and embarrassed about my teeth but they made me feel at ease.
Anonymous
Dr. Finkelman is wonderful; staff is pleasant and efficient. The music in the exam room was too loud for my taste.
Christine C.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are wonderful!! Very kind and gentle!!
Denise G.
How can you lose in a caring and professional environment where the staff are just as pleased with their work as you are?
Patrick M.
All the dentists I have been to these two know what to do...I used to ask my old dentist what he's doing today with dr machlus I just let him do his […]
Christoph D.
For a procedure I dread, both dentist and assitant were sensitive and explained what they were doing.
Cathy R.
Great service, excellent work, cheerful staff. What more could you want?
Patrick M.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (215) 310-5826
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