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Dr. Kevin Owoc

Dentistry - Prosthodontics
Monroeville , PA
19 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

385 Answers
15 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
See your physician: This is impossible to diagnose without more information. See your doctor asap so that he or she may diagnose and treat your condition.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
See Ur Dentist: The gum tissue will heal fairly quickly on its own. However, to ensure no damage to the teeth is present, you should see your dentist to have him/her... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Depends: Depending on how badly the tooth was chipped, a filling may not even be the best course of treatment. If the tooth can be restored properly with a fi... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Yes: Naproxen, also know as aleve, (naproxen) is a pain medication that can be purchased over the counter at any pharmacy or store.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Yes: As long as you have some teeth to support the partial denture, it is possible. You must remember that you will not have the support or retention that... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Depends: Depending on the space between the teeth and the position of the tooth roots, dental implants may or may not be an option. A dental bridge may also be... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
NO: Dental implants are not natural teeth, therefore the 'bite' must be made different. Your dentist should be aware that you grind your teeth. In addit... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
NO: All people should have their teeth cleaned by a professional at least 2-3 times a year. Your dentist and hygienist is able to examine your teeth, diag... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Who cares: He or she may or may not realize you've been smoking. If you're getting your teeth cleaned and checked regularly, then that's not the issue. Of cours... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Breathe!: Going to the dentist isn't fun for anyone. The best thing you can do is to first talk to your dentist about your anxiety and concerns. Often, simply... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Continue them: If you accidentally took more or less of the antibiotic, don't overcompensate. Simply begin the next day as if you hadn't 'messed' up. I'm sure you ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
No: During the procedure, you will be numb. If you are having IV sedation, you won't even be aware of what's going on. If you are simply having local anes... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Why can't you?: Why can't you see a dentist? The question here is really about how important it is to have the tooth fixed? Or whether or not you feel it's worth the ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Decay: Tooth decay is a primary reason for having to have a tooth removed. Often, unfortunately, if neglect is present, this may require all teeth to need r... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Yes: Dental implants are restored with a component part called the implant abutment. This is the piece that connects to the actual dental implant (usually ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Sometimes.: Depending on the antibiotic and the strength of it, you may experience side effects from taking the antibiotic. Often, people may have gastrointestin... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Be Proactive...: Talk to your surgeon and prosthodontist about the situation. If the implant is ready to be restored, the prosthodontist can place a temporary crown to... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Depends on extent: A true sinus infection should be treated with a quinolone antibiotic such as Avelox or levaquin (levofloxacin).
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Pain, Pressure, ETC.: If you have an infection, you will likely have pressure and pain in the sinus region. This pain may radiate to your ear. Additionally, you may experi... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Varies: Sinus infections can become very dangerous if left untreated. The infection can cause coughing, swallowing of mucous leading to gastritis, pressure, e... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Yes: Any surgery has side effects. Dental implant surgery is no different. Side effects can include pain, swelling, bruising, redness, bleeding, and infe... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Calcium: Calcium is a simple way to improve bone strength. Milk or calcium supplements may help you achieve this. Unfortunately, our bone density changes as ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Couple days: Wait a couple days until the initial discomfort and swelling has gone down. Follow normal hygiene to keep the implant site clean. Otherwise, no restr... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Trauma: A numb lip can be caused by several reasons. If the bone block was harvested from your chin area, having a numb lip is very common due to manipulation... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Unlikely: Based on your description of 'cracked' lips, it's unlikely to be herpes. Furthermore, herpes is also unlikely to affect both corners of your mouth at... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Try steamed veggies: If you're watching your weight, you may want to consider a steamed veggie dish. If the dish is cooked with sauce, you may wish to have them prepare th... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Personal Choice: No chewing gum is necessarily better than the others, when you're talking about sugar-free gum. Look for a flavor that you enjoy and look for somethi... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Sometimes: When a tooth is removed, often the other teeth are traumatized as they are used as leverage to help remove the bad tooth. This movement of the other a... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
About 30-45 min: Most drugs taken orally will require digestion and absorption into the bloodstream. For ibuprofen, since it's not a particularly strong medication, i... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Depressant meds!: It is harder to ejaculate while on muscle relaxers and narcotic pain medications since they act to depress the nervous system. In order to ejaculate, ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Perhaps: When there is nerve trauma following surgery, the nerve may heal in different ways depending on how the nerve was injured, and the severity of the inj... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Depends: A common complication of bone grafting is incision-line opening, which can expose the underlying membrane. There are many different types of membrane... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
As soon as you want: The fact is, you're taking an increased risk of implant failure due to smoking. If you're willing to accept the increased risk, smoke away. Why wait?... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Depends on tooth: If the tooth is a molar, it is more likely to fracture from not having adequate protection with a crown. If it is a front tooth, often, it can have a ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Minor: The amount of 'pain' people experience from conventional orthodontic braces varies from person to person. What one individual considers nothing at al... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Yes: Having upper teeth visible with a denture is fairly common. I assume you saw the wax try-in before having the denture finished.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Depends on crowding: Depending on the amount and severity of crowding present with your teeth. Usually, the premolar teeth are selected as they are smaller in size and no... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
You don't: Depending on the severity of the dental condition your orthodontist is treating, treatment may last from months to years. The best thing to do is ask ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Soft diet: One thing you can do for a little bit is to use some ice to help healing and keep your diet soft. You don't want to be chewing things too hard or tha... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Depends on graft: Membranes are made of different materials and may be resorbable or non-resorbable. Depending on the extent of the bone graft needed, they can dissol... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Yes: A sinus infeciton can turn into a fungal infection, which can be very difficult to treat. In certain cases, due to the severity of a fungal infection... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Sometimes: When an infection is present, and an antibiotic is prescribed, it can take hours before the antibiotic begins to 'work'. Depending on the severity of ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Possible sensitivity: The only major 'con' of bleaching your teeth could be a sensitivity issue. Fortunately, if sensitivity is present from bleaching your teeth, it is us... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Yes, almost always.: Local anesthesia is a very fine way to undergo such a simple procedure. You will be numb and shouldn't have any discomfort. Unless you are overly anxi... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
To replace a tooth!: Bacteria is in our mouths constantly. The key is to be able to keep the 'bad' bacteria away as much as possible. Just because bacteria is in your mo... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Prosthodontist: You want to see a specialist in removable prosthetics for this. I recomend a prosthodontist for the partial. He or she would have the most experienc... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Yes: Often, people may experience complete remission of mg. The thymus gland is sometimes removed which is believed to help promote complete remission in m... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Depends on implant.: The next step would be to uncover the implant and place a healing button on the top of it. If an x-ray appears to show a healthy implant, then an unc... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Impossible to say: You need to see your physician to determine the cause of your pain. Questions that need answered include: how long has it been going on? How severe is... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Most usually NOT: Everybody experiences a different level of discomfort for any procedure. However, in my offices, my patients have little to no discomfort for a simpl... Read More

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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 31, 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! I have recently been told I have a nice smile. Hope to keep it up.Bye!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Others did not mention "hygienist". You did.! Nice complete reply.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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