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Dr. Howard Andrew Katz, D.D.S.

Dentist

Dr. Howard Katz is a Dentist practicing in Pasadena, MD. Dr. Katz specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
42 years Experience
Dr. Howard Andrew Katz, D.D.S.
  • Pasadena, MD
  • Howard University College of Dentistry
  • Accepting new patients

Is it hard to talk with partial dentures?

It takes about 3 to 4 weeks before you get adjusted to talking with partials. It depends also on how many teeth are being replaced and how bulky the READ MORE
It takes about 3 to 4 weeks before you get adjusted to talking with partials. It depends also on how many teeth are being replaced and how bulky the partials are.

Are you put to sleep for a bone graft?

You do not have to be put to sleep to have bone grafting.It can be done painlessly under local anesthesia and many times bone grafting is not even necessary. READ MORE
You do not have to be put to sleep to have bone grafting.It can be done painlessly under local anesthesia and many times bone grafting is not even necessary.

Is local anesthesia OK for tooth extraction?

Any tooth extraction can be done under local anesthesia.

How long does it take for a tooth extraction gap to close with Invisalign?

It depends on your age, the size of the gap, your bite and how much room there is.

Is it normal to have a low-grade fever after implant surgery?

No it is not normal. It may be completely unrelated.

How painful is a deep gum cleaning?

They will give you a local anesthetic before starting so there will be no pain. Afterwards ,you may have some soreness for a few days but nothing intense. READ MORE
They will give you a local anesthetic before starting so there will be no pain. Afterwards ,you may have some soreness for a few days but nothing intense.

Do you get anesthesia for braces?

No It is not necessary.

Can Invisalign cause mouth sores?

They can if the trays are over extended.

Do swollen gums go away after braces?

Swollen gums are a sign of poor oral hygiene. You need to get your teeth cleaned. The braces are not the cause of your swollen gums.

What can you eat after gum surgery?

Anything that you would like. Avoid hard crunchy foods.

Can you fix gum recession?

Most gum recession comes from brushing your teeth too hard or comes from periodontal disease.

How long do stitches stay in after dental implant surgery?

It depends on what type of sutures were used.

Can Invisalign cause gum swelling?

Gum swelling is normally caused by gingivitis which comes from poor oral hygiene. If the tray is rubbing a particular area, that may cause gum irritation. The first thing to do READ MORE
Gum swelling is normally caused by gingivitis which comes from poor oral hygiene. If the tray is rubbing a particular area, that may cause gum irritation. The first thing to do is to get your teeth cleaned.