Dr. Kevin Owoc

Dentistry - Prosthodontics
Monroeville , PA
21 years experience male

Locations

White Oak Dental Associates, LLC

White Oak, PA

Address

1220 Lincoln Way, Suite # 202, White Oak, PA
Directions

Practice website

Fax

4123732030

Kevin J. Owoc, DMD, MSD, PC

Monroeville , PA

About

Specialties
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Dentistry - Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

311 Answers
13 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Call ur dentist: Often following bone grafting surgery using cadaver or synthetic chips, some of them may dislodge from the site and become embedded in the gum tissue.... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
When a defect exists: Bone grafting in dental surgery is necessary when a defect is present. This may be minor or extensive, depending on the reason the graft is needed. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
YES YES YES: It's not medically necessary to have dentures, but i believe it's absolutely medically necessary to at least remove the teeth and infection present. O... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Usually: Surgery of any kind will produce discomfort. A hip graft is not a simple procedure for the patient to undergo. The fact is, you require a significan... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
NO: Naproxen is the drug which is in the over the counter pain medicine called aleve (naproxen). It is not, however a narcotic since it does not act on th... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Autoimmune disease: Myasthenia gravis, or mg, is an autoimmune disease where the body attacks the muscles and causes fatigue in various muscle groups. It could be limite... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Yes, rarely: Due to the complexity of the oral/maxillofacial region, infections can travel to various sites of the head and neck. An upper molar infection, or even... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Ulcerations ?: Depending on how well-fitting your dentures are, these could simply be ulcerations caused by the dentures moving. It the dentures are loose, they may... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
No: There are 3 sets of sinuses. They are essentially air filled spaces. My question is, who and why was it suggested you 'remove' your sinuses. It's ki... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Yes: I doubt having the facial would have caused the pain you are experiencing. Just to be sure, i'd call the surgeon to make sure the bone graft is ok. I... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Not at all.: No, many general dentists are quite capable of removing wisdom teeth. However, if your dentist does not offer IV sedation, and this is something you ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Go to dental school: See a dentist. Otherwise, you will be putting yourself at risk in more ways than one. Would you also do your own heart surgery or build your own c... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
About 40% Do: In my experience, for individuals who have been missing a tooth or teeth for quite some time, there is at least a 40% chance that they will require so... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Depends: The question of bone graft expense really depends on two things... 1) how much, if any, of the bone grafting procedure will be covered by your insuran... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Coordination / bone: Conventional dentures requires good bone to achieve optimal fit, and they require good coordination and muscle control to wear well in the aged indivi... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Anything: Dental implants are the next best thing to the natural teeth that god gave us. That being said, it is possible to break the tooth material the implan... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Check the label: Depending on how much of the cleanser you actually ingested, it may not pose any real emergency. I'd call the manufacturer of the product you used an... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
No. See a gum Doctor: No. Plastic surgeons are not experts in an area of cosmetic dentistry. My recommendation would be to see a gum specialist, or periodontist. These doc... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Sometimes: Denture liners are made to help increase the retention of the denture. If you require only a little bit of improvement, perhaps these will work great... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
When done growing: Because boys will mature skeletally at a later age than girls, it is necessary to wait until he is done growing. He is much too young to consider a d... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Yes: A well fabricated dental bridge or implant bridge by a prosthodontist can be extremely comfortable. You should not even realize you have it, and it s... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Hard to say: Length of total procedure depends on the tooth being removed, whether or not bone grafting is needed, and what type of bone grafting is indicated. If... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Dental Bridge: The bridge is cemented in place, and is made of more natural looking porcelain. The partial has hooks and wires which are needed to attach to your ot... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Yes, if it's TRUE: I would recommend a second opinion by a gum specialist (periodontist). Depending on the severity of the disease, if present, will dictate how often y... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
No: Our bodies respond to adversity in many different ways. The fact that you're having tooth pain on and off is indicative of some type of chronic probl... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Plastic / Porcelain: Denture teeth are typically made of a hard type of plastic material. Additionally, though less common, they can be made from porcelain. The 'gum' por... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Almost immediately: Following any surgery, it is a good idea to rest and recover for a few days. No strenuous activity for a couple days is best to prevent bleeding and ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Teeth may move?: It's hard to say whether your bruxism will cause tooth movement. The question is more, 'why are you waiting?' if finances are the reason, and you're ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Orthodontist: Cosmetic dentistry is not a recognized specialty. Moving teeth is a specialty of orthodontists. This is not to say that a general dentist couldn't do... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Needs vs. Wants: Dental implants are not mandatory treatment for replacement of missing teeth. First off, whether or not you need a dental implant may have to do with ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Depends on quality: The materials of the partial denture directly affect the cost and quality of the prosthesis. Inexpensive partial dentures are usually made with an in... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Either: The bad breath was very likely caused by the gross decay present on the tooth that was suggested to you to be removed. If your dentist performs extrac... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Possible: If you must use denture adhesive to retain your immediate denture, after surgery. Just use the adhesive on the roof of your mouth. Do not use the ad... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Cement or Screw: The implant crown is most often cemented onto the implant abutment. This allows for the most natural looking implant crown. The second option is to ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Not good idea: Having oral surgery with an oral piercing in place is not a good idea. These things act like little wrecking balls in the mouth and can chip away tee... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Depends on graft: Determining when an implant can be placed after a bone graft depends on the type of bone graft placed, the size of the graft, and the location of the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Many types: There are many types of overdenture attachements, each with their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Some attathments currently in use are loca... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
No: Being on birth control should not affect you in any way with respect ot having a dental implant placed. Good luck and keep smiling !
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
No: Depending on the type of denture, who made it, and how much you paid, having loose dentures initially could easily happen. The dentures will not tight... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Loss of blood clot: Signs of dry socket most often involve loss of the blood clot in the socket. Symptoms of dry socket involve severe pain in the jaw that is not relieve... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Previous Denture: If your mother's dentures are functioning well, things should be pretty standard. If, however, she's doing poorly with them, and the dentures are not... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Use IV sedation..: General anesthesia is rarely indicated for sinus graft surgery. Iv sedation is what i would consider if you're anxious. This way, you're completely c... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Give doc a chance: Depending on the type and quality of your denture, you may be experiencing perfectly normal responses. Dentures are difficult for anyone to adjust to... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
No: Go to whom you're most comfortable with. The original dentist may be fine and quite able to do this for you. Otherwise, you may visit any dentist of ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Most dentists: Dental surgery can be as simple as removing a cavity, taking out a tooth, or much more involved such as performing extensive bone grafting and implant... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Most do: Depending on the extent of the procedure needed, obviously the cost will vary. Many doctors will offer payment plan options via a company called care... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Infection prone: If you have poorly draining sinuses, you are more prone to develop chronic rhinosinusitis. This just means your sinuses are inflamed and most likely i... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Training is same.: The specialty term is called an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. All surgeons go through vigorous training and many years of education. Many choose t... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Possible: There are 3 sets of sinuses. Infection or inflammation, or pathology associated with any of them could cause headaches.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Not true: The gum attachment seen with a dental implant is what is termed a long junctional epithelial attachment. This is a very very weak attachment, and can... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Jun 7, 2014
Dr. Owoc is a leading educator and practitioner in advanced prosthodontics and implant dentistry!
Mar 22, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Owoc is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I don't have dental pain and no one seems to be listening to that but your advice with starting with the dentist gets me off this site.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Others did not mention "hygienist". You did.! Nice complete reply.Bye!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have recently been told I have a nice smile. Hope to keep it up.Bye!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical or Grad School
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Pittsburgh Region, PA - Summer
2013
Top Prosthodontist, First Place, National - Summer
2013
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