Dr. William Jakavick

Cosmetic Dentistry
Warminster, PA
39 years experience male

About

Bio

Undergrad Muhlenberg College 1979, Temple School of Dentistry 1983, Married to Laurie with 6 kids and 1 granddaughter. Certified biolase waterlase MD 2005, advanced laser perio certification in 2016, certified by orapharma as lecturer for locally administered antibiotics (arestin) in periodontal treatment 2009. Avid golfer. Since last update now have 3 grandkids! 6 yr old granddaughter, 3 yr old grandson and 2 week old grandson. I also have a daughter working toward her DPT at Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
39 years experience
Wisdom tooth?: Not enough info to even venture a guess here. If you are concerned about a potential situation with your teeth i would advise seeing a dentist without... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
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Wisdom Tooth: If you are referring to a wisdom tooth that has erupted into your mouth and is "rotting" or decayed it is something you need to the dentist about soon... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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Plaque Eww: Plaque is a descriptive term which is a conglomerate of things, like biofilm, bacteria, food debris (dental plaque), blood cells, etc. They have isola... Read More
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Gum disease: Not only preventable but treatable too, with great success rate if caught early. Bleeding is the first sign that something is wrong. it usually is cau... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Q-tip: Yes, or your Dr to get it out. Q-tips should not really be used to clean deep in your ears for that very reason. As the picture shows they are for cl... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Gum Disease...Me?: Gum disease, especially in the early stages, much like the heart disease, can be insidious, until something obvious or serious manifests. Swollen tend... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
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Bleeding gums : oral hygiene does not confine itself to brushing alone, you also must clean between your teeth DAILY! using floss and or a water pick, make sure your... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
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Tight contact?: Or it could also be that your homecare isn't quite proficient enough and you are having tartar build up in between the teeth making it difficult for t... Read More
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A female asked:
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Soccer injury: The only way to tell for sure would be to have an x-ray to show the ankle.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Pounding head: Not sure what your question is, however, from the symptoms you are describing there are a number of things it could be. I would advise you to see your... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
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Baking soda brushing: There are pros and cons to this practice. There are toothpastes that contain baking soda, it has the ability to help neutralize harmful acids caused b... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
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Fees: If you have dental insurance you may be able to get information from them about the usual and customary fee range for certain procedures. You may even... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
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White tongue: White tongue many times is associated with a fungal infection called candidiasis. This may be a secondary development to many diseases, including auto... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
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Crossbite: A "normal" bite relationship is generally one where your lower teeth fit in or behind (for the front teeth) the upper teeth and they go together like ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
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Infected wisdomteeth: I am not sure what a&e is, maybe I am getting a little bleary eyed, but i can tell you this if you have infected wisdom teeth you need to see your den... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
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Spot on tongue: There are several possibilites. One could be traumatic ulcer from rubbing against something. If it has only been there a few days and is getting small... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
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Loud snoring: It could be allergies, or enlarged tonsils and adenoids, but something is obviously interfering with her airway. Without any other history my best rec... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
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Sharp pain: You need to see your physician or go to the er. There are several possible reasons for chest pain, but cardiac chest pain has the best chance to be he... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
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Red spots on tongue: It very well could be viral with elevated white count sometimes when children cut teeth they develop red spots that can blister and then resolve after... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
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Ignore: Is sleep apnea dangerous? Is sleep apnea curable? Will i be married to treatment the rest of my life.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
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Dry socket: Dry socket can be caused by anything that dislodges the blood clot that is the beginnning of the healing process. So sucking on an electronic cigaret... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Head hurts: Not really sure what the breast size has to do with anything but headache and pain in your teeth could ba a sign of a possible dental infection so you... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
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Sucking a lemon: It very well could be a salivary issue. I would see your dr asap to determine if there is a problem.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
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"Unnecessary" work?: Ethics, a concern in every industry from car repair to medicine. However, as a patient you are free to get a second or third opinion before undertakin... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
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Enlargened lymph nod: Lymph nodes can be swollen under any circumstance where inflammation or infection are involved, once situation is resolved however they should return ... Read More
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Hair removal: Yes depending on how it is done. Laser hair removal usually has the least side effects. As the other methods usually involve physicl trauma or chemica... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
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Pegnant?: Not quite sure, stress can affect the regularity and degree of your period but if worried i would take a pregnancy test to be sure.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
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Root Canal: If it is determined that by the dentist that the fracture and decay are not too extensive that the tooth cannot be restored, then by all means root ca... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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Listerine miracle tx: Simply put the answer to your question is a resounding no!. Listerine can be a helpful adjunct to homecare and fresh breath, but it is not a substitut... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Staining: Some mouth rinses contain chemicals such as chlorhexidine, which although have excellent antibacterial properties , can cause staining of the tooth st... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
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Cold sore meds: One of the newest and from feedback from patients, effective medications for cold sores is xerese, but it can be very expensive. There are lesser expe... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
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Speaking cessation: Lack of communication, plain and simple.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
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severe nausea: How long have you had these symptoms, and it sounds like you need to see your physician sooner than later! to get proper treatment.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
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White tongue: It may very well be nothing, but sitting and worrying will not correct a potential problem, but rather may make it worse, so if you are really worried... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
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Antibiotic kicks in?: Usually a good 24 hours before you can start to feel or see results, the important thing to remember with any antibiotic regimen is to take the entire... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
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First sound off: Not sure what it is called, need a little more information. Is it someone very young, toddler age.Although fist sound deletion is very rare it may not... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
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Molar bands: Tooth movement with braces uses many different types of brackets and bands, etc. When bands need to be placed on the molars it may indicate that stron... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
39 years experience
Meth mouth: Congratulations on getting clean, depending on the extent of destruction to your dentition there are many dentists both general dentists and specialis... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
39 years experience
Mouth Rinses: I prefer listerine (the purple color) but thats just my preference. Most of the popular multi-purpose rinses and tooth pastes do the same thing, but t... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
39 years experience
Itchy gum: There could be cement left under the gumline or an open margin of the crown trapping things, have you gone back to the dentist to have it checked? If ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
39 years experience
Sublingual glands: The sublingual glands are major salivary glands in the mouth. It is the smallest, most diffuse, and the only unencapsulated major salivary gland. It p... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
39 years experience
Thin tho eat a lot: It may just be your genetic makeup. It is not necessarily a problem but if your are worried i would go see you dr for a blood test to make sure everyt... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
39 years experience
Light pink gums: No it is not bad as long as they are not white in appearance which could suggest anemia or anoxia, pink is the healthy color for gums. Red equates wit... Read More
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Dr. William Jakavick
39 years experience
Black stool flakes: These flakes may be normal if you are breastfeeding and you are getting blood mixed in with the breas milk. It could be something in baby food as well... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
39 years experience
Blue bump: It could be an infected hair follicle, she should have her dr check it out though.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
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It may well be.: Most studies indicate that the dry mouth is usually reported in people who have not been taking the medication for a long period of time, and as the l... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
39 years experience
TA hereditary?: Recent research has indicated that genetic (inherited) factors play a role in who becomes afflicted with the illness. Theories have included viral sti... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
39 years experience
Ulcer: If it is an ulcer they usually take 7-10 days to resolve and treating the symptoms with orabase or peroxyl rinse. If it persists beyond that time you ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
39 years experience
Pain in chest: Need a little more history here. Does she play sports, did she have an injury. What does sometimes mean and how long has she been dealing with it. I w... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
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Sweaty eyelids: Not quite sure. Does it happen all of the time or just with certain foods? It could be an allergic reaction, but if it happens all of the time that wo... Read More
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Testimonials
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Aug 19, 2013
Great answers on HealthTap. I'm very glad Dr. Jakavick is here to help patients and educate all of us too! I recommend him.
Aug 20, 2013
I recommend Dr Jakavick. He is clearly a very knowledgable dentist. I am leArning a lot from him .
Aug 16, 2013
I highly recommend Dr. Jakovic for his skills, knowledge, compassion and precision !
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Wasn't my question you answered but pertains to me. I want to thank you as you have same opinion as my cardiologist just gave me today. Thanks again for your advice. D. ...Read More
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Took her to the dentist today she has to lose that tooth! There is not enough root left to save it and the tooth has died! Thanks again
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for replying quickly.Loratab make me nauseated so will try tram

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Dentistry
Graduated 1984MD

Medical/Graduate school

Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University), PA
Graduated 1984MD

Awards

Top Doc Award Health Tap
Thought Leader, Second Place, Pennsylvania - Summer
2013
Top Dentist, First Place, Pennsylvania - Summer
2013

Affiliations

WCLI World Laser Clinical Institute
Cal Ripken Youth Baseball Coach
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