Dr. Howard Katz is a dental anesthesiologist and a dentist practicing in Pasadena, MD. Anestesiologists specialize in all types of anesthesia, which will (put the patient to sleep), sedation, which will calm the patient or make him or her unaware of the situation, and regional anesthesia, which just numbs a specific part of the body. As an anesthesiologist, Dr. Katz also might help manage pain after an operation. He has been in practice for over 37 years
Education and Training
Howard University College of Dentistry DDS 1980
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Anesthesia an Critical care Medicine 1982
Anesthesiology (Physician Specialties)
National Dental Board of Anesthesiology
Dr. Howard Andrew Katz D.D.S.'s Expert Contributions
Not necessarily. Teeth that are fully impacted could stay in your mouth for the rest of your life without needing removal. If they are partially impacted, they tend to cause problems because of the flap over the tooth and the inability to keep the area clean. This teeth need to be removed preferably before you are 25. READ MORE
It would be a bad choice. Amalgam fillings are the safest, cheapest, strongest and longest lasting of any filling that can be placed. They could stay in your mouth without problems for 50 or 60 years. White plastic fillings leak and although they are fine for front teeth, they do not hold up well in the posterior teeth. Leave your fillings alone. You are wasting your time and money to replace them. READ MORE
NO.That is just not true. READ MORE
Iron tablets will not stain your teeth. Liquid iron supplements will, but not the tablets. The stain is coming from something else. The teeth themselves do not get stained, it is the plaque on the teeth that gets stained. Once you get your teeth cleaned, the stains will be gone. READ MORE
Swelling and bleeding can be signs of gingivitis or gum disease. If it has been a while since your teeth were cleaned, gingivitis is the most likely cause of your problems. READ MORE
Swelling can last 3 to 4 days. If the teeth were infected, you should have been placed on an antibiotic. READ MORE
They will go away on their own. For quick relief, a prescription for triamcinolone in orabase will stop the pain quickly and help promote healing. READ MORE
It will not hurt you. READ MORE
Sensitivity on the lower teeth may have many causes. The most likely cause is that you are in hyper occlusion or there is premature contact between these teeth and the opposing uppers. This can be corrected by a minor bite adjustment. READ MORE
The problem is not so much the teeth but the gums. Pregnancy gingivitis is pretty common and the gums have a tendency to retain more water and they become puffy and sometimes bleed. It is important to keep up with your hygiene during your pregnancy and your teeth should be fine. READ MORE
Detoxing is actually one of the ridiculous scams brought on by the health food industry. There really is no concrete scientific evidence that detoxing is valid. Your body naturally detoxes itself through the liver and kidneys.You are essentially wasting your money on any claims about detoxing products.Solid food helps keep your colon in good shape.Liquids will neither help or hurt your teeth.My opinion, eat a healthy diet, brush your teeth and floss and save your money on the detox scam and buy yourself a good book. READ MORE
You can bond the teeth which is inexpensive or you can have them crowned which is more expensive. READ MORE
You can eat and drink as soon as the numbness wears off. Avoid brushing and rinsing for the first 24 hours but you can eat and drink anything after the numbness is gone. READ MORE
You can eat solid foods right away. There are no real eating restrictions after the teeth are extracted. READ MORE
Tooth infections do not spread from tooth to tooth. They are infected individually through decay that reaches the pulp of the tooth. An infected tooth cannot make another tooth get infected. READ MORE
Braces do not rust. They are made of stainless steel. READ MORE
The food left between your teeth will lead to decay and inflamed gums. It is not OK to leave food lodged between your teeth. That just spells trouble from the start. The food breaks down to acid and allows bacteria to thrive. Two things that you do not want to be happening between your teeth. READ MORE
No it is not. READ MORE
Floss breaks up calculus formation between the teeth. The brush cannot do this. You should floss once or twice a day. READ MORE
Absolutely READ MORE
It most likely needs to be adjusted. Many dentists place crowns without bothering to check the bite carefully. You should return to your dentist and make sure that your crown and bite feels perfect before leaving the office. READ MORE
Flossing should be done at least once or twice a day. Your toothbrush cannot remove the material in the contact area between the teeth. Only floss can break up the bacteria that form there. Brushing cannot reach these areas and that is why floss is important. It can go a long way to stop inter proximal decay. READ MORE
The hard material that forms on your teeth is called calculus. It can only be removed professionally at a dental office. This material cannot be flossed or brushed off. Once it is removed, brushing and flossing help maintain the health of the gums. You should then have your teeth cleaned at a dental office twice a year. Prolonged time spans between cleaning can lead to gingivitis and periodontal disease, which later leads to tooth loss. READ MORE
That area needs to be biopsied at an oral surgeon's office at once. The appearance of this area has a high tendency to be a cancerous lesion. Do not delay getting this area evaluated with a biopsy ASAP. READ MORE
Mouthwashes are generally useless and a waste of money. Many contain alcohol, which is not good for the oral mucosa. If your breath is bad, it most likely means that you may be overdue for a cleaning. READ MORE
Since humans are not able to grow another set of permanent teeth,there are no other options but dentures or implant supported bridgework. Dentures would run about $300 to $4000 and implant supported bridgework for the whole mouth would run about $40,000 READ MORE
Flossing twice a day is fine. Most of the population does not floss at all. If you can get floss between your teeth once a day, you are doing more for your dental health than most of the population. Flossing twice a day or even three times a day will not harm your teeth. READ MORE
Chewing sugar free gum will not hurt your teeth. READ MORE
Not necessarily. There are many factors like susceptibility to decay,erosion, lack of hygiene, and oral habits that all play a role. READ MORE
It makes no difference which toothpaste that you use. The important thing is getting the brush in your mouth. READ MORE
It could be. The big question is when was the last time that you had your teeth cleaned. Gum problems are responsible for 95% of bad breath cases. READ MORE
Brushing your teeth twice daily, using dental floss, and seeing your dentist every six months in most cases will prevent gingivitis. Some gingivitis can be caused by medications, but these cases are not as common. Salt water mouth rinses and hydrogen peroxide diluted 1:1 as a rinse are good for inflamed gums. Other store bought mouthwashes are overrated and essentially useless. Gingivitis is first noted by puffy, bleeding gums, gums that bleed when you brush and sometimes a bad taste in your mouth. READ MORE
Pain is a relative thing. The deeper the filling, the closer to the nerve, the more likely that there will be discomfort. Everyone is different. Some don't, mind most do. It also has something to do with the skill and touch of the dentist. A good dentist can also administer a painless local anesthetic that won't hurt and assure no pain in the entire process. READ MORE
Clove oil can temporarily ease the pain of a toothache, but if you have swelling, you have an infected tooth that needs treatment. Constant pain in a tooth indicates that you need to get to a dentist ASAP. With dentistry, it only gets worse and it always gets more expensive the longer that you wait. READ MORE
Mouthwashes are essentially useless and a waste of money. Using a Fluoride toothpaste and avoiding cola drinks are the most important things to do as well as having your teeth cleaned twice a year. Save your money. READ MORE
Absolutely. Dentists are not restricted to treating insured patients. Dentists can treat anyone that needs treatment. Some have payment plans, but you may find that basic services are really not expensive. READ MORE
these sores are common. They are called apthous ulcers and are self limiting. Kenalog in orabase is a prescription item that can be used to stop the pain and aid healing READ MORE
Clicking or cracking without pain is the sound of the articular disc that is moving across the TM joint. It is related to Temporomandibular joint dysfunction but does not require treatment.The sound is the disc snapping forward but a little too late in the opening process. READ MORE
It really depends on the skill and the experience of who is doing the surgery. More complicated surgeries are done by oral surgeons because their training is more extensive in this area. READ MORE
It really depends on the amount of space that is necessary to move the tooth into a better position. An orthodontist can best advise you on what needs to be done. If the space needed is small, it is not necessary to move all of the other teeth. READ MORE
When was the last time that you had your teeth professionally cleaned? If it has been a while, that may be the cause. READ MORE
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Knowledgeable and no pressure staff.The most reasonable prices, they work with your insurance and take the time to explain everything.I recommend these people highly.
Great dental office.Honest,reasonable prices with no pressure. They go out of their way to educate you about your problems and how to get things resolved and get you out of pain without ripping you off.They were all very knowledgable. Everyone in my family agrees. I send all of my friends to Dr Katz and they have all been pleased with the service and care.
Dr Katz and his staff are honest and caring.They will take the time to answer all of your questions and help with your insurance. I never understood my teeth and mouth but Dr. Katz took the time to explain things.There was no pressure.He is also an anesthesiologist and if you are real nervous,he can sedate you for any procedure.My whole family goes to him and they love him.
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