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Dr. Michael Lebowitz

Dentistry
Phoenix, AZ
34 years experience male

Locations

Lebowitz Dental Associates

Phoenix, AZ

Address

1277 E. Missouri Ave, Suite 205, Phoenix, AZ
Directions

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About

Bio

Fellow: American Academy of Orofacial Pain DDS: Georgetown University School of Dentistry, Washington, DC Membership: American Dental Association, American Academy of Oral Medicine, American Academy of Orofacial Pain, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Delegate – Arizona State Dental Associa

Specialties
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Dentistry

dentistry - Cosmetic

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

68 Answers
21 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Burnt tongue: Sounds like a possible allergic reaction. A otc antihistamine may work if no change you will need to see you dentist for further evaluation. If swelli... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Sinus infection: A sinus infection follow a tooth extraction is certainly possible but not as likely with a third molar extraction due to the location of the tooth and... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Chlorhexadine: From researching this question it seems that the active ingredient in the dental rinse is Chlorhexidine gluconate the reference to the digluconate app... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Pregnancy gingivitis: Swelling of the gums during pregnancy is called pregnancy gingivitis and is related to the increase in hormone levels during pregnancy. Your tissue is... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Not directly: Not directly but be aware of changes in dietary habits. Hormone therapy can on the other hand can cause changes in the periodontal tissue similar to ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Difficulty breathing: Based on your question and the difficulty inbreathing i would recommend a device tit ration during a sleep study to truly evaluate the effectiveness o... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Dry socket: Depending on the packing material used the time frame will vary. Most non resorbable material will migrate out in 7 to 10 day after surgery. Resorbabl... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Metal taste: Allergies can cause a post nasal drip that can result in a funny taste in your mouth but the metal taste and sore tongue sounds like a possible side e... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Extraction: The extraction and sinus will not lead to tmj/tmd symptoms directly. Indirectly the opening during surgery and the change in occlusion as a result of ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Lasers: A number of different types of lasers are available for dental procedures. Diode lasers are the most common and are used for soft tissue surgery and b... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Thirsty : The first think to check is blood sugar to rule out diabetes. Then look into hormones. The constant thirst is the concer to be addressed. Burning tong... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Breathing tube TMD: The breathing tube should be no problem but let the surgery team know you have a history of TMJ issues. They should take special care during intubatio... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Dental materials: Historically gold restorations are considered the finest and longest lasting restorations dentistry has had to offer. We now have many new materials t... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Tongue lumps: The lumps on the side of the tongue are taste buds and are larger than the ones on the top of the tongue. The burning can be due to a number of causes... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Infection: With that level of swelling an acute infection can be the cause and immediate evaluation and treatment is recommended.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Oral ulcers: If you are finding it difficult to properly treat these ulcers and your dentist is uncertain of the answer i would recommend finding a dentist that s... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Tongue cramping: Tongue cramping is usually muscular in nature but it is unusual for it to wake you with pain. Left side jaw pain can also be related to cardiac involv... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Dentures: Full dentures usually do not contain metal. A partial denture is usually made using a chromium cobalt type metal. Gold has been used in the past but d... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Bleeding gum: If you are still having bleeding around the treated tooth three weeks after treatment a return visit to your dentist is recommended. Material lodged u... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Oral thrush: Oral thrush can be a result of antibiotic treatment or other medical problems. A visit to your pediatrician first for a general exam followed by a vis... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Toothache: A severe dental abscess can put pressure on the nerve usually on the lower lip and cause a certain degree of numbness. With the level of symptoms you ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Swallowing: If you are aware of swallowing when you eat and are having difficulties a visit to an ENT is highly recommended. Ear nose and throat specialist.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Tooth decay: Untreated tooth decay can lead to infection and tooth loss. Many emergency room patients with swelling in the neck can track the cause back to abcesse... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Baby teeth: Yes this is not unusual. Avoiding improper oral habits such as finger sucking will help prevent improper jaw growth and tooth malalignment. Yor pediat... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Sore tongue: Lysine supplement has been known to help with burning tongue syndrome. Your complaint of feeling tired and low white count brings up other questions. ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
TMJ problems: The first recommendation is to see a dentist that specializes in TMJ treatment and have them determine the diagnosis. The doctor needs to determine t... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Wisdom tooth: The answer you are probably expecting is to see yor dentist or an oral surgeon and schedule to have wisdom teeth removed. Based on your description yo... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Jaw swelling: With swelling that spreads under the jaw it is important to have a x-ray and follow up care with your dentist as soon as possible. This type of swelli... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Sore on palate: An enlarging swelling on the palate can be caused from a abscessed tooth. Your should visit your dentist for evaluation and x-ray to determine the ori... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Valplast: Unfortunately valplast is a material that after processed can not have material added to it. The material will not adhere to the old. In addition sinc... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Geographic tongue: At times you may have an oral thrush as a result of antibiotic use and can have a similar appearance.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Sore tongue: You can ask your dentist for miracle mouth rinse. Common ingredients are viscous Lidocaine , mylanta, nystatin, Diphenhydramine . This should help rel... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Para function: Daytime grinding is a form of para function and is usually related to stress. You should look at stress levels and daily habits such as caffeine intak... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Noise when swallowin: The noise you are hearing may be due to a slight dislocation of the disc in the tmj. The absence of pain is good and this may not become a problem. I ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Tooth sensitivity: Yes after tissue is removed to expose more tooth structure you can experience some tooth sensitivity. First recommendation is to begin using desensiti... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Metallic taste: A review of your medications could reveal a possible cause. Check with your md to see if a medication has a known side effect or if you have a symptom... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
The same or less: Due to its strength emax can be fabricated thinner but the aesthetic outcome is based on the planning of ceramic thickness allowing for varying levels... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
TMD Mouth guard : Symptoms usually improve within the first few nights then tend to return. Progressive adjustments and monitoring are essential to the success of oral... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Tongue mass: A salivary stone causing blockage of wharton's duct would appear as a swelling below the tongue not as a mass in the tongue.. A firm mass palpated in ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Canker sores: Cancer sores or cold sores on the lips and face are usually caused by the herpes virus. During the active phase the virus is very contagious and care ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Dentures: The wax try in is to check the setup of the teeth before the denture is finished. The dentist will have a acrylic denture base with the teeth positio... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Teething: Teething at that age causes a significant increase is salivary flow. This increased salivary flow can cause stomach upset. Consult you pediatrician fo... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Swollen lymph nodes: Apthous ulcers would not cause swollen lymph nodes but can occur in conjunction with another problem. The ulcers are thought to occur due to stress an... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Instruments: Electronic ultrasonic scalers are extremely effective as an adjunct in the cleaning process. They are not a replacement for hand instruments. A prope... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Peroxide rinse: Hydrogen peroxide is not recommended as a daily rinse. It can irritate the soft tissue and mucosa with regular exposure.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Tmd disorders: Numbness of the face needs to be evaluated as a neuropathic disorder. A dentist with advanced training in orofacial pain would be recommended for this... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Itching: The location of the itching is the first question. But a tooth problem would not likely result in itching.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Tooth whitening: The blend you are asking about will certainly clean your teeth but if you are interested in tooth whitening then i would recommend many of the product... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Toothpaste: Only if teeth are present, but that would be another problem.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Tooth ache: Sudden onset could be due to an infection or tooth nerve involvement. Its best to see your dentist as soon as possible to establish cause and begin tr... Read More

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Mar 20, 2015
Great doc!!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lebowitz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lebowitz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! 4 days ago I went for my quarterly perio cleaning and the perio asked when he was pulling my 2 molars. I said the endo was trying to save them. The perio got angry at me...Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for responding so quickly. I will speak with my neurologist regarding another sleep study and the Cpap and bipap
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for your prompt reply. I live I'm the UK, will this be available here?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Georgetown University Dental School
Graduated 1988MD

Awards

Fellow American Academy of Orofacial Pain
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Academy of Oral Medicine
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