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Dr. steven Present

Dentistry
North Wales, PA
44 years experience male

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North Wales, PA

Address

311 N Sumneytown Pike Ste 2 B, North Wales, PA
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Wednesday: 7:00am - 12:00pm
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North Wales, PA

About

Bio

Clinical Associate Professor, Temple University School of Dentistry Fellow of The International Team for Implantology of Basel Switzerland and the ITI research library committee Member of The Academy of Osseointegration and its subcommittee for clinical innovations National dental advisor for Health Advocate Inc.

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Dentistry

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57 Answers
32 Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Not sure: I am not sure about your question. Are you having any symptoms, pain etc.? Have you experienced any trauma? Why are you concerned?
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Need more informatio: It could possibly be the result of a fistula and would need immediate dental attention. However, it could be what is called an amalgam tattoo. In that... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Yes: Any infection involving the oral cavity and or teeth can spread to other parts of your body via the blood stream or via what is called a space infecti... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Yes: The crown or bridge belongs to the patient. However, it should be cleaned of any organic material and sterilized prior to returning to the patient.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Possibly: There has been some research that supports a link between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease. In addition periodontal disease can disrupt ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
See your dentist: If you are getting pain upon chewing on a specific tooth it could possibly be due to a fracture. However, if the pain is occurring around your ears or... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Yes: It is ok!
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Yes: In most cases of implant surgery a local anesthetic is all that is needed. However if you are concerned you can talk to your surgeon about IV sedation... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Follow instructions: I am sure your periodontist or general dentist gave you post operative instructions. However, a gingivectomy is a surgical procedure and it is not unu... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Possibly medication: Many types of medication can cause a person to develop dry mouth. So you should check it out. In addition some people are mouth breathers which can ca... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
EBV: Hairy leukoplakia is associated with epstein-barr viral infection. In many cases the patient has a defect in their immune system.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Valtrex/Denavir: The most effective medication today is Valtrex (valacyclovir) only at the beginning stage of the erruption or Denavir which is applied every two hours... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Not advisable: The ada recommends elective dental treatment only during the second trimester of pregnancy. Nitrous oxide has been linked to a higher risk of miscarri... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Yes: It is safe to give Lidocaine with epi during the second trimester. However, your dentist should use the lowest effective dose. If you do have any conc... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
No impact: Tooth whitening products/procedures only work on tooth enamel. They will not change the color of tooth restorations ie porcelain and composite resins.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Probably not: Probably not, but i would suggest checking with johnson & johnson healthcare products for the real answer.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Yes: Lorzapam ( ativan) is a drug like valium. There is no contraindication to take it after having a local anesthetic from your dentist.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
ADA Seal: If you are going to purchase a Fluoride mouthwash/product without a prescription, purchase one with the ada seal. By doing that you will know the prod... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Follow directions: Depending upon the formulation (there can be several) use every four to six hours and hold in your mouth for about a minute or two. Depending upon the... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Many causes : What is your medical history. There are many medications that have chronic dry mouth as a side affect. If you are taking medication i would discuss it... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
See an orthodontist: I can't see your photo. However, if your front teeth are chipping and you have not experienced any trauma it is probably due to the teeth not function... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Yes: There could be a number of reasons for your tooth still hurting. Since you stated that the filling was deep, the pulp could be irreversibly inflamed. ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Yes: With certain types of antibiotics the combination can cause a decrease in the anti microbial levels.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
There are many : Here are the names of some overdenture attachments: locator era bredent zest anchors eds dal-ro hader bar with clips dolder bar with clips sh... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Costs can vary: The costs will vary among dentists. There are many variables to consider. Impacted vs erupted degree of difficulty type of anesthesia, local, I... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Possibly sinuses: You could possibly have congestion or an infection of your maxillary and/or ethmoid sinuses.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
You won't: Dentists that are part of an hmo are obligated by their contract to charge the stated co-pay if there is one. If they don't they are committing insur... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Depends: It all depends on a proper diagnosis, the skill and the techniques of the periodontist. In the proper situation, with a skilled surgeon it can be succ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
See an orthodontist: Depending upon the type and degree of your crossbite my best advice is to consult an orthodontist.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
W/ potassium nitrate: Find a whitening product that contains potassium nitrate. This will reduce sensitivity. In addition use a tooth paste that contains potassium nitrate ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Between the 9 and 10: The palate is usually completely formed by the ninth or tenth week. The lips a few weeks sooner.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Pain: A dry socket usually develops 3-5 days post-operatively. There is constant pain which can be severe and a bad odor.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Yes: If not properly treated gingival inflammation (gingivitis) can progress to periodontitis (bone loss).
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Not sure: You should not have root canal therapy unless there is a definitive diagnosis and the specific tooth can be identified. You may have atypical facial p... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
They can be removed: If you are going to have the type of denture that is implant retained but it is one you can remove, then the tori can be removed if they will interfer... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
See an oral surgeon: You are in a closed lock and the joint must be reduced (put back into place). If it has been 4 weeks the articulating disc can exhibit changes that ca... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Anodontia: When someone is congenitally missing all of their teeth it is called anodontia. If someone develops fewer then the normal amount of teeth it is called... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Probably not: Think of your mouth as a finely tuned machine. Remove one of the parts and you start to mess things up. You are young and by removing a tooth your tee... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
No: If your teeth are occluding only in the front you have probably had some intrusion of the posterior teeth as a result of the appliance. I suggest seei... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Surgical drape: Think of a rubber dam as a surgical drape to isolate the tooth from the oral cavity and to prevent contamination. Just like a surgeon during an operat... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
It is posible.: Metronidazole is a bactericidal anti-microbial used primarily to treat anaerobic infections and should not be used as a single agent against mix infe... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Ask a lawyer: Depends upon the circumstances. I suggest consulting a lawyer.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Get involved: The surgeon must write a letter of medical necessity to your insurance carrier. He/she must describe in detail the nature of your specific problem, th... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Yes: There probably will be a small scar. However it is usually hidden by your hair line.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
No: Tarter can be very tenacious and difficult to remove. However what is more important is the tarter below the gums on the the root surface you cannot s... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Yes: If the porcelain on the old crown (cap) is chipped assuming there is no recurrent decay, the porcelain can be prepared, an impression is taken, the v... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
Probably not: Insurance plans usually do not cover cosmetic procedures.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 44 years experience
No: Gentamicin is an antibiotic. It is only effective against certain types of bacteria. Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex 1 virus. Therefore, an an... Read More

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Mar 26, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Nov 30, 2012
I endorse this dentist.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Present is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University), PA
Graduated 1978MD

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry
Graduated 1978MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Wisconsin
Graduated 1971MD

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Dentistry
Graduated 1978MD

Awards

Top Dentists, Philadelphia Magazine
Omicron Kappa Upsilon-National Dental Honor Society, Temple University School of Dentistry
Research Award, Johnson & Johnson

Affiliations

International Team for Implantology
Academy of Osseointegration
American Dental Association
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