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
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A member asked:
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.
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
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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
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
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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
Specializes in Dentistry
The : The american academy of pediatric dentistry recommends the first visit to coincide with the first birthday or first tooth.
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
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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
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
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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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A member asked:
Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
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
Yes, : Yes, see your dentist for an actual diagnosis. There are medications available to treat thrush.
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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.
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
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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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
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
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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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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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
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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A member asked:
Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
The : The cleaning is done under your gums and then the debris is rinsed out.
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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
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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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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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.
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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
Typically, : Typically, an actual laser is not used. Usually a proprietary ultra-violet light is used to activate the bleach that is placed on the teeth. The end... Read More
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
It : It is also dependant on the method of replacing the tooth. Currently, there are several options including a dental implant, a removable partial dentur... Read More
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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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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
Whitening : Whitening can occur on the part of the tooth not covered by the veneer. I have seen significant changes with whitening on teeth that have been veneer... Read More
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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
I : I agree with dr.Kaufman. Typically, the fees for bonding are based on the number of surfaces and the difficulty of the procedure. You could have you... Read More
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
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It : It is difficult to diagnose the problem without seeing the teeth and evaluating what was previously done to them. It sounds like there might be an in... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
It : It was just st. Patrick's day. I'm wondering if you had anything green recently? On a serious note, try brushing your tongue and rinsing. If the pr... 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
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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
I : I typically tell patient's that crowns last from 1 day to a lifetime. There are many factors that cause a crown to last or fail. In particular, the ... 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, you can have the procedure completed as often as you like. Typically, after I do zoom! on a patient, i provide them with custom made bleaching t... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes, : Yes, i would recommend having it re-evaluated ideally by a dentist or an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Typically, the upper and lower jaw are not b... Read More
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
Toothbrushes : Toothbrushes are most effective when they are new. Some brushes such as oral-b have an indicator on them to tell you when to replace them. Proper us... Read More
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
A : A change in the size of teeth is typically related to the amount of spacing between your teeth prior to treatment. If your teeth are crowded, it make... Read More
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes, : Yes, i would have him evaluated by a pediatric dentist. The brown spots can may be staining on the surface of the teeth which can be removed by a den... Read More
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
Turn : Turn brushing into a game. There are some new brushes that are battery operated with flashing lights. In fact some brushes will play music if you br... Read More
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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
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
Most : Most states have a way to file a complaint. Every state is different. You could contact the state board of dentistry and they can guide you through ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes, : Yes, dry mouth can cause an increase in cavities. Refer to the attached article.
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A female asked:
Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
You : You should routinely be brushing your tongue daily. Some of the newer brushes actually have a tongue brush built in. Try to brush your tongue to det... 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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A member asked:
Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
We : We have a number of patient's that like tom's of maine toothpaste. Have you tried that brand yet?
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
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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A member asked:
Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
I : I would recommended rinsing and brushing it after removing it in the morning. You may need to soak it in the cleaner more often than every other week... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
Whitening : Whitening has been around for many years. It appears that it probably does not cause any long term problems. There are a few studies that show on a ... Read More
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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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