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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

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Fax

4123732030

Kevin J. Owoc, DMD, MSD, PC

Monroeville , PA

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Specialties
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Dentistry - Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

311 Answers
13 Agrees
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Improperly placed?: First off, how do you know it was 'improperly placed'? Are you having symptoms? Pain? Swelling? Etc? If so, you need to see your dentist asap. It may ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
See Your Dentist !!!: There is a difference between a 'normal' sore spot caused by a new denture, and a sore caused by an ill-fitting denture. If the denture is truly 'ill... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Adjustment period: Getting dentures is never a particularly easy thing to adjust to. You will have some sore spots which will need adjusted, you will have difficultly ea... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Varies: Dental braces, or orthodontics, to reposition teeth can be performed in ways that were unavailable years ago. Depending on the extent of tooth moveme... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Ice, Tylenol (acetaminophen): Surgery will produce swelling in every case. For your home care, i would recommend using ice during the first 24 hrs only. You may also use tylenol (... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Often, Yes !: Dental cone beam technology has increased our ability to diagnose and treatment plan our patients. Due to the high quality of the image, it is very o... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Diet and lifestyle: In general, our american lifestyle has created a society that wants things quicker and cheaper. Unfortunately, this means we tend to eat foods that ar... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
How to know????: I'm far from an actor, but i would think there are many more factors that are considered when one chooses to pursue one field or another. You have sw... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Cavity: Caries is a term used in dentistry to describe a cavity. It is basically a 'hole' created in the tooth due to bacteria.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Yes: Your prosthodontist will relieve your existing removable prosthesis so that it will accommodate the healing abutments placed onto the dental implants.... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
State Dental Board: I don't know the circumstances of your care, but if at all possible, i'd recommend you try to talk to the dentist before filing a report. Perhaps the... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Yes: Although not typically likely to be life-threatening, tooth infections can cause pain, swelling, and if left untreated, spread to other parts of the p... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Possibly: Harvesting your own bone for grafting has many advantages. The chin is a frequent area for harvesting bone, but can have complications associated with... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Keep mouth clean: Unfortunately, a burn during a dental procedure sometimes occurs. However, this rarely leads to an infection. Keep your mouth and tongue clean, rinse... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
No: A tooth must be removed before an implant can be positioned in its' place. Often times, this can be done at the same time. If not, a healing period ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Speak to your doc: I'm not sure what you mean by 'messed up your teeth'. If you have any concerns about the treatment that was done, i would recommend that you first ta... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
See a doc: If you have sinus infections or sinus allergies, it is possible that sinus pressure could cause pain in some upper back teeth. If the problem is compl... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Very Routine: Having dental implant treatment is a very routine procedure today. The techniques and instruments have made undergoing dental implant surgery very sa... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Depends: Amoxicillin is a very helpful antibiotic. However, it has its limitations. Depending on the extent of your infection, and the exact bacteria involved,... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Ask him/her: Depends on the reason you need your tooth 'filed'. If the tooth is simply chipped, there shouldn't be a problem. If your tooth is in perfect shape, ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Doubt it..: Crown lengthening is performed in order to improve the available tooth structure present in order to retain a cap or crown. Unless there is significan... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Should: Sinus infections can be very nasty. Even though it sounds like you're recovering at this point, i'd still recomment you see and ear, nose, and throat... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Don't Panic !: It is still very early in the healing period. I'm not sure what you mean by 'dent', but i suspect you believe the defect size is still large? Keep in ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Depends on membrane: The main question here is whether or not there are other signs or symptoms associated with the exposure of the membrane. If there is minimal exposure,... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Right AWAY !: Let's face it, some people can't afford a dental implant, or don't want a dental implant. If you don't have the ability or desire to invest around $30... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
ICE, SALT WATER: Until your friend can see the dentist, try using ice packs to decrease the swelling, as well as salwater rinses to help the inflammed gum tissue. Fin... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Yes: Blocks of bone from another individual are termed 'allograft blocks'. Although the bone is not as ideal as your own bone, since it's not capable of g... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Doubt it: At 47 years old, it's highly unlikely you still have a hymen. Even so, this would not be a symptom i'd associate with direct separation of the hymen, ... 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 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Possibly: The question really depends on whether or not you're in pain or there is some sever infection present. If either of these two are present, it is poss... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Yes: Flagyl and pen vk is a fine antibiotic depending on the type of infection you have. If you have concerns about the medications being prescribed, you s... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Maybe: I suspect you're a diabetic that must monitor your blood glucose. Aren't you doing this on your own at home? You should have a glucometer which measu... 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 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
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 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 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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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 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 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 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 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Implants: There is no doubt that having dental implants will serve you much better than conventional dentures. The investment will be more, but the results wil... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Usually Not: Removing a dental implant is essentially not much different than removing a tooth. Matter of fact, often it's quite easier, due to bone loss or fibro... Read More
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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 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Possibly: A 3d image would be needed to determine the bone height available to place the proper size implants. After this, the surgeon may be able to place the... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Ur right : You should absolutely have a cone beam image. This will allow proper planning, verify nerve and vital structures, as well as view any pathology or pos... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Resistance: The question is, why are you taking the antibiotic longer than prescribed? If you continue to take the medication longer than normal, you increase th... Read More
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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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