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Dr. A Paghdiwala

Dentistry
Philadelphia, PA
male

Locations

Office

Philadelphia, PA

Address

5213 Frankford Ave, null, Philadelphia, PA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Cigna

Dental Benefit Providers, Inc

Guardian Life

UnitedHealthcare

Office

Levittown, PA

Pearl Dental Arts

Philadelphia, PA

Office

Newtown, PA

About

Bio

Dr. Paghdiwala graduated from NJ Dental School in 1979 He has been practicing in Philadelphia and the suburbs since 1981. In addition to general family dentistry, he gets great pride and satisfaction in offering thorough, precise, careful full-mouth dental treatment that has literally brought about life-changing experiences for hundreds of patients in the last 30 years. Through a combination of relaxed, unhurried, compassionate care coupled with strict adherence to sound scientific dental principles, he will often work on just one or two patients in a day and offer full-mouth, comprehensive care that can, in one visit, immediately offer dramatic cosmetic changes, restore confidence and allay major fears and phobias. Using a very gentle touch combined with his years of experience, Dr. Paghdiwala has converted extreme dental phobics who shuddered at the thought of just sitting in the dental chair into regular patients who got their whole mouth into shape, referred several others in similar situations and today, some of them bring not only their children but also their grand-children to Dr. Paghdiwala for treatment. Dr> Paghdiwala offers family and cosmetic dentistry, implants, Invisalign, extractions and dentures. He has received Master status in implant dentistry from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists Dentistry is a passion, still practicing full time for over 30 years simply because it is fun

Specialties
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Dentistry

Languages spoken

Gujarati, Hindi

Doctor Q&A

26 Answers
12 Agrees
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. A Paghdiwala
Specializes in Dentistry
There are about 20:: Auricularis anterior , buccinator, corrugated supercilii, depressor anguli oris, depressor labii inferioris, depressor septi nasii, frontalis, levator... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
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Your bite : If the two front teeth appear short, the way to lengthen them is with porcelain veneers, bonding or crowns. However, your bite needs to be evaluated b... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. A Paghdiwala
Specializes in Dentistry
Have it adjusted: Have your dentist adjust it as soon as possible. If there are gum sores (denture sore spots) sometimes your dentist might also recommend some applicat... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. A Paghdiwala
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes: Gaps between teeth can be closed in many ways, and cosmetic teeth bonding using composite resins, the tooth-colored material used for fillings, is one... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. A Paghdiwala
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes: If all your teeth will be taken out and replaced with a full denture, the denture teeth can be positioned such that they are not in cross bite anymore... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. A Paghdiwala
Specializes in Dentistry
Polish, not whiten: Polishing old composite fillings makes them lose surface stains to some extent, so they appear lighter. However, you are right, they do not whiten fro... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. A Paghdiwala
Specializes in Dentistry
An achievement: Agd, or the academy of general dentistry, is not a form of board certification program. The agd is a professional association of general dentists dedi... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Dentistry
Xrays needed first: Protruding upper jaw can have skeletal and sytemic implications as well as dental implications. Here, i will address the dental: special xrays will he... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. A Paghdiwala
Specializes in Dentistry
Changes in gums: Your gums and bone may have changed allowing the denture to press extra on certain spots. These are called denture sore spots and the dentures may nee... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. A Paghdiwala
Specializes in Dentistry
Not normally: If the partials are made right, fitted correctly and adjusted as needed, they are not painful. Many peoplwe wear them for years and trhey become a par... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. A Paghdiwala
Specializes in Dentistry
Prosthodontics: The art and science of replacing a missing tooth is called prosthodontics: can be either fixed prosthodontics or removable.
A member asked:
Dr. A Paghdiwala
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes, usually: White or tooth colored fillings can look very real, resembling natural tooth structure. They do stain, however, and good oral hygiene and regular prof... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. A Paghdiwala
Specializes in Dentistry
4-8 months: Based on a lot of factors, if the implant can be placed at time of extraction, and the temporary crown can be placed the same day too, then the perman... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. A Paghdiwala
Specializes in Dentistry
Talk to the ortho.: Talk to the orthodontist. It would have been good if you had noticed the front teeth before they took off the braces.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. A Paghdiwala
Specializes in Dentistry
Bony projection: Besides undercuts on teeth as a result of tooth preparation technique (either for fillings or crowns), dentists also talk about undercuts in the jaw b... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Dentistry
Need more info.: You could be missing a tooth, an implant can be placed in that space, a temporary crown placed on it instantly, and a permanent crown 3-4 months late... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. A Paghdiwala
Specializes in Dentistry
Cold is not enough: Not reacting to cold is not enough to conclude that the tooth needs root canal. Testing with an electric pulp tester is more reliable. A tooth can b... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. A Paghdiwala
Specializes in Dentistry
Till an adjustment: If the pain is from the denture rubbing on the gums or from an uneven bite, adjustments will ease the discomfort right away.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. A Paghdiwala
Specializes in Dentistry
Temporary fix only: As a temporary fix, since your dentist is closed and you need to keep the denture in your mouth, c-bond would provide some relief from the pressure an... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. A Paghdiwala
Specializes in Dentistry
Needs exam and X-ray: Any lump needs an evaluation, and an x-ray will show if a root piece is present. Have it checked out by a dentist soon.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. A Paghdiwala
Specializes in Dentistry
An exam needed: A dentist needs to examine the condition in your mouth and may even need further tests to diagnose what is going on.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. A Paghdiwala
Specializes in Dentistry
White can work: All other conditions being equal, a white (or tooth-colored, to be more accurate) can be placed to fill a big cavity, a silver filling is not the only... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. A Paghdiwala
Specializes in Dentistry
That's one option: Mini implants work very well to secure dentures, are less expensive than standard diameter (wider) implants and usually involve less surgery. They can... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. A Paghdiwala
Specializes in Dentistry
General dentist: The dentist who offers all of these services is called a general dentist. First of all, through a general practice residency, and secondly, through co... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. A Paghdiwala
Specializes in Dentistry
Teeth beyond saving: If the teeth cannot be saved, due to advanced periodontal (gum) disease or advanced destruction of tooth structure (for example from caries, injury, d... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. A Paghdiwala
Specializes in Dentistry
Pressure and/or bite: New dentures, either full dentures or partials, can hurt either because the base of the denture is pressing too hard on the gums or the muscle attachm... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Paghdiwala is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Paghdiwala is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! That's a great idea! :)
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Awards

Certification, Mini Dental Implants
Awarded Mastership in Implant Dentistry from International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Top General Practitioner, First Place, Pennsylvania - Summer
2013

Affiliations

International Congress of Oral Implantologists
American Dental Association
Pennsylvania Dental Association
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