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Dr. Lee Patalowski

Dentistry
Lancaster, PA
male

Locations

Office

Lancaster, PA

Address

2135 Noll Drive, Suite B, Lancaster, PA
Directions

Insurances accepted

No Value

Office

Lancaster, PA

Office

Gap, PA

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Specialties
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Dentistry

Doctor Q&A

75 Answers
4 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry.: You can make an appointment with your dentist to evaluate your front teeth. If appropriate, cosmetic shaping of the teeth is a procedure which is fre... Read More
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
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Yes, : Yes, go see your dentist. Sometimes bleeding does occur if the filling had to be placed below the gum level and a band was used to hold it in place. ... Read More
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
What : What determines whether a tooth is savable or not is the amount of tooth that remains after all the decay is removed and the amount of bone support th... Read More
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
Some : Some practices have a cut off age. In our pediatric dental practice we allow our patients to remain as long as they feel comfortable coming. Our deco... Read More
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
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In : In our office, the first visit is based on need depending on an initial visual exam. Our goal is a comprehensive exam, prophylaxis (cleaning) and a t... Read More
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
"Novacaine" : "novacaine" is no longer used in dentistry. There are other anesthetics that are available. After your complete medical history is reviewed, it will... Read More
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
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A : A pediatric dentist receives 2 or more years of additional training specifically in the treatment of children. The offices are typically designed for... Read More
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
A : A bad smell is usually a sign of a dental problem which needs immediate attention. You should contact your dentist to have the area evaluated.
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
There : There are certainly other options. Our pediatric dental practice has not used one in over 20 years. Papoose boards continue to be an acceptable mean... Read More
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If : If you are using the proper technique with a proper brush, you can not over brush your teeth. Make sure you are using a soft toothbrush with a non-ab... Read More
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Flossing : Flossing should be supervised by a parent at that age. I suggest you do it first and then let him do it after you. Consider using a floss holder if ... Read More
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
It : It is difficult to estimate a fee without seeing the teeth. There are several ways to repair a broken tooth based on each situation and patient prefe... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
Antibiotic therapy.: Every dentist has different policies. Our office never calls any prescriptions in unless they are a patient of record and have been seen within 6 mon... Read More
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Specializes in Dentistry
Fluoride : Fluoride treatments are most effective in the earlier years. More common now is Fluoride varnish, it stays on the teeth longer and is easier to toler... Read More
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
The : The answer to that question is difficult to answer in this forum without seeing your teeth in person. Your bite would need to be evaluated to see how... Read More
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
Every : Every effort is made to match the current shade of your teeth. The shape should resemble what your tooth looked like previously (or better).
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
Antibiotic therapy.: You should take the antibiotic as prescribed by your doctor. The dose and quantity depends on the antibiotic.
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
Typically : Typically medications with anti-inflammatory properties such as Motrin work the best for dental pain. It is often difficult to get total pain relief ... Read More
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
Many : Many factors can cause loose fillings. In order to determine the reason, a radiograph and clinical exam would be necessary.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
Medication use : Taking some medications can cause GI changes. Contact your prescribing doctor if the problem continues.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
Dry mouth: Are you taking any medications? Very often medications can cause dry mouth. Several systemic diseases originate in the oral cavity. Dry mouth is o... Read More
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
Most : Most whitening systems use the same active ingredient (hydrogen peroxide) whether they are in-office or at home. The primary difference is the concen... Read More
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
Whitening : Whitening is probably the least aggressive treatment to perform and most natural. Most other procedures will require alteration of tooth and in turn ... Read More
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Dental : Dental hygienist are specifically trained to do cleanings along with many other procedures. They are vital part of the dental team under the supervis... Read More
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
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Typically, : Typically, an antibiotic in conjunction with pain medicine will help initially in many causes. However, definitive treatment will be necessary to eli... Read More
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Yes, : Yes, some known adverse effects to orajel include burning, contact dermatitis, erythema, pruritis, rash, stinging and tenderness. Orajel is a drug an... Read More
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I : I can't imaginge that there would be sugar in kids toothpastes but i did check a few that we have on hand. It appears that it is an artifical flavor.... Read More
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The : The active ingredient in most whitening systems is the same. Typically, the concentration and means of applying it differ.
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
Your : Your gums are constantly changing. I agree, you should have them evaluated by your dentist. Sometimes it is a simple adjustment.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
Some : Some dental offices or oral surgeons can take specialized images of the TMJ area to further evaluate it and then suggest a treatment option(s).
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
Children : Children continue to grow and therefore a nightguard would not fit properly for long. In addition, wearing a mouthguard during the mixed dentition st... Read More
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
I : I would recommend waiting for your braces to be removed prior to whitening your teeth. Whitening is very common after braces are taken off.
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
The : The american academy of pediatric dentistry recommends the first visit to coincide with the first birthday or first tooth.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
Just : Just remember that after a tooth had a root canal, the tooth will be weaker and more prone to fracture. In general, be extra careful with that tooth ... Read More
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
Your : Your teeth are very sensitive to any change. Something very minor will feel major. However, your mouth will quickly accommodate to this change. Typ... Read More
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Specializes in Dentistry
Yes, : Yes, see your dentist for an actual diagnosis. There are medications available to treat thrush.
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Specializes in Dentistry
I : I have found that yellow teeth whiten the best and show the most dramatic difference. Greyish teeth do not whiten as well. If you never whitened you... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
Sedation Dentistry: There are dentists that are available to treat patients that have a high fear through sedation dentistry. Oral sedation or IV sedation are common way... Read More
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Specializes in Dentistry
I : I would suggest you first ask your ob/gyn for their recommendation for dental treatment during pregnancy. Many have their own opinion on this subject... Read More
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Specializes in Dentistry
Yes, : Yes, an infection caused by an abscessed tooth can spread to other areas of the body. The infection usually takes the path of least resistance, trave... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
The : The tongue contains several areas known as papillae. They are normal bumbs each having a function. Located on the back part of the tongue are lingual ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
Your : Your best bet would be one that has the ada (american dental association) seal of approval. These are the ones which have been tested to meet specifi... Read More
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
It : It is difficult to answer this question with having a clinical exam completed. However, gummy smiles can be corrected. Depending on the extent of th... Read More
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes, : Yes, a toothache very often could be felt on the whole side of your face. The same nerve that goes to the lower teeth also branches off to the upper ... Read More
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
Typically : Typically we tell our patient's 16 Y.O. I would start with an over the counter whitening system first such as the whitening strips and see how the re... Read More
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
Typically : Typically the reason you have dental pain is because there is swelling or infection. Infection is sometimes hard to see clinically. Very often infec... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
See your dentist.: Dentists are well trained in all areas of the mouth. Consider having them take a look at your condition.

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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Nov 30, 2012
If you are looking for the right dentist for a special needs child or adult, look no further. Dr. Lee has years of experience in treating this population and does so with great clinical skills and tr...Read More
Nov 30, 2012
I endorse this dentist. Although I am a physician, I have consistently learned more about dentistry by reading Dr. Patalowski's AVVO.Com answers. His responses are readily understandable and very hel...Read More
Nov 30, 2012
I endorse Dr. Patalowski. His answers and contributions to Avvo are thoughtful and excellent. Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry
MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Lancaster, PA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Lancaster, PA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Lancaster, PA - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Academy of General Dentistry
Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities
Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
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