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Dr. William Jakavick

Cosmetic Dentistry
Warminster, PA
38 years experience male

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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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
38 years experience
Hurting tongue: Vit B12 and other stress vitamins may be helpful.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
38 years experience
Whitening gel: Your ? is putting the cart before the horse. First of all you do not whiten tartar, you have it removed by a dental professional. Secondly, as long as... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
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No slam dunk new cr: I wouldn't say it was "easy" to redo a crown, as there are many instances where the new crown may take much more extensive treatment than the original... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Sensitive to sweets: Many possibilites, cracked restorations, cracked tooth structure, gum recession, wear due to clenching or grinding of your teeth, have your teeth chec... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
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X-Rays: Even with todays advancement and fine tuning of our dental radiography equipment, being able to take better pictures at lower exposure, there is still... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
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Smoking?: Another question would be do you drink alcohol as well/ have you ever used smokeless tobacco. Do you have a family history of cancer. These things are... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
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Filling v sealant: Dental fillings are restorative procedures that repair teeth affected by decay, fracture, excessive wear facets, they replace damaged or missing tooth... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
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Daily exercise: Most emphasis in todays hectic high paced lifestyles is intense workouts for short periods of time. The so called 4 minute, this and 4 minute that. In... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
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Oral cancer: I would say that regular dental visits are your first step. Catching any problem early is the best first step to resolution. Dental visits should cons... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
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Extracted baby tooth: No need for antibiotic unless infection was or is present.
A 24-year-old female asked:
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RCT lesion: I would consult with the dentist who performed the root canal procedure or an endodontist about the possibility of need for retreat. Are there any sym... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
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One veneer: It is probably easier now for labs and dentists to communicate with CAD cam technolgy laser and bluray scanners and introral photgraphy to get better ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
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Pen VK: Usually patients do not know they need root canal until there is infection, when infection is present performing root canal and adequately cleaning a... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
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Shock: Not related to the emotional state of shock, circulatory shock is a life-threatening medical emergency and one of the most common causes of death for ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
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Fertile?: If you are trying to get pregnant the more you have sex around the time of your ovulation the better chance you have of achieving your goal.
A 23-year-old female asked:
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38 years experience
Gingivitis: Metronidazole or Flagyl is usually used for more involved periodontal issues, like ulcerative gingivits or periodontitis, gingivitis itselfis usually ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
38 years experience
Yes you can: However it will be more likely a bandaid for the toothache. If it persists beyond the tylenol (acetaminophen) i suggest you see your dentist to have t... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
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Arsenic usage: Arsphenamine as well as neosalvarsan was indicated for syphilis and trypanosomiasis, but has been superseded by modern antibiotics. Arsenic trioxide h... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
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Back pain: Sure. Poor posture can lead to several chronic ailments. Sit up straight.
A 16-year-old female asked:
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Hydroxyapatite is absorbed by the teeth and fills the enamel fissures caused by demineralization. The most widely studied type of hydroxyapatite is n... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
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Lichen Planus: Steroids can reduce inflammation which may help with this condition, but there is no definitive cure. Lichen planus is not contagious it occurs when o... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
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Canine comin home?: Likely not. Unless it is exposed by an oral surgeon and pulled down by an orthodontist for orthodontic or esthetic reasons, it will most likely stay p... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
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Veneer everything: Veneers on all teeth is not really a practical thing to do. Molar teeth are our major chewing teeth and as such bear a lot of forces, and would be mor... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
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No erection: There may be many reasons for this but if it has only occurred once i don't know that it is a problem. If you are seeing repitition of this or are con... Read More
A 71-year-old female asked:
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Combination plate: Talk to your doctor before using Lisinopril together with celecoxib. Combining these medications may reduce the effects of Lisinopril in lowering bloo... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
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Swelling: Your mom should be on antibiotics as it sounds like she has a pretty large infection. She may be able to save her tooth with a root canal and post cor... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
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Best antibiotic: As dr sandler noted we as dentists all know the pecking order of antibiotics to tackle a dental abscess, but in pregnancy the risk factors have to tak... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
38 years experience
Dark triangles: Dark triangles are a blunting or recession of the papilla of gum tissue that normally comes up to a point between your teeth. You report no perio prob... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
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Daily drink: Studies have shown that consuming a small amount of alcohol each day 1-2 drinks can be beneficial, especially in men with cognitive reasoning and beer... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
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Lips: It could be a reaction to something you ate. That very thing happens to me when i eat hot peppers or oranges. That is also a possible allergic rxn.
A 39-year-old female asked:
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3 bottom milk teeth: Was she complaining of a problem there at all? Or were the teeth there when she was born? Sometimes teeth are present in children at birth and called ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
38 years experience
Chewing on one side: It may however cause some muscle soreness. Chewing is not an up and down motion but more like a figure 8 and if you consciously avoid the figure eight... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
38 years experience
Red dots: Need to really see it but sound like could be viral. See your dr asap.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
38 years experience
Bleeding????: Unless you are talking about a menstrual cycle bleeding is not normal. So if you are experiencing irregular bleeding, uncontrolled bleeding, ... It is... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
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After dental work: If you are numb you should usually wait until the numbness is gone or you feel like you have control enough to eat without including a piece of your c... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
38 years experience
Mucocoele: They are blocked salivary gland ducts that can swell. Sometimes they can be uncomfortable due to the swelling of the tissue, sometimes they pop open a... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
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A day in the life: It can be stressful and can be hectic but is most often rewarding! helping people is very rewarding. We definitely don't know all the questions asked ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
38 years experience
Gum Abscess: Early, acute, chronic, draining, non-draining, doesn't matter. You need to see the dentist asap. Abscess=abnormal something is wrong and needs to be a... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
38 years experience
Floourosis: Flourosis may be a potentially embarassing esthetic problem for some people. The extent will differ among most patients. Tx can vary from simple enam... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
38 years experience
Toothpaste: Abrasives, dental polishers, constitute at least 50% of a typical toothpaste, Fluoride in various forms is the most popular active ingredient in tooth... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
38 years experience
Filling cavities: Treatment diagnosed is your treatment plan and you have the freedom and the right to accept, decline or get another opinion to help your decision. If ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Deep clean: Deep cleaning is also called scaling and root planing and is necessary to treat periodontal disease and clean plaque, tartar and debris from the coron... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
38 years experience
Infection?: The best way to treat any condition in your mouth is to first see your dentist. If it is indeed a wisdom tooth problem than they will recommend the ap... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
38 years experience
Flossing: There are other things available that do a pretty good job when used properly, like a water pick, and air flosser, sonic flossers, soft picks, proxy b... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
38 years experience
Filling of silver: Should you be worried about your filling? Singular? I would likely say no. Depending on the size of the filling and how long it has been in place, i p... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
38 years experience
Missing tooth: That depends on which tooth it is and why it is missing. Really need a little more information, but generally the replacement of teeth can be achieved... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
38 years experience
Night grinding: Grinding of teeth at night is a fairly common occurrence and can be annoying and damaging. It is usually stress related. You may want to get yourself... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
38 years experience
Water intake: There is evidence that moderately increased fluid intake, above two liters daily, “may in fact benefit the kidney.” it is recommended in cases where p... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
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Phased treatment: Many times growth and development may not be caught up to chronological and needs to be helped along with some early intervention, some expansion, or ... Read More

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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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