Dr. Betty Jo Hirschfield louik D.M.D.
Dentist733 Washington Road Suite 310 Pittsburgh PA, 15228
Dr. Betty Jo Hirschfield Louik is a 1984 graduate of University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, where she graduated first in her class. She was elected to the national dental honor society, Omicron ...
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If your bite allows, tooth colored filling material can be added to make your teeth look longer/sharper. READ MORE
They can, as they place stresses on supporting teeth. READ MORE
Invisilign is often slower than traditional brackets and wires, and sometimes more expensive. But each person is unique and it varies from case to case. READ MORE
Best way is to see an orthodontist who could evaluate your bite and suggest treatment options. READ MORE
All partial dentures can move a little. If it has been awhile since first delivered you could have your dentist tighten the clasps, and /or reline for better tissue interface. READ MORE
Best to call the surgeon and inquire. READ MORE
Depending on the surgeon and the number of teeth being treated, on average 45 min to an hour. READ MORE
Please call the dental office that placed the crown on the implant. This should be done as soon as you notice any movement to avoid damage to the implant itself. The dentist can get access to the screw inside the crown and tighten it again. READ MORE
Yes you can. This is typically a multi-discipline approach with a restorative dentist and a periodontist. There are different ways to solve a gummy smile, based on the particular diagnosis or etiology of gummy smile. Approaches are gum surgery, jaw surgery, orthodontics, or veneers/crowns. A good restorative dentist can discuss the best approach with you depending on your unique circumstances. READ MORE
A dental implant to replace a missing tooth is considered the standard of care and is the best option for many reasons. Alternatively, a cemented fixed bridge utilizing the teeth on either side of the missing tooth could be fabricated. Fixed bridges, although initially less expensive than an implant crown, often fail due to decay in 10 years on average, creating a more complicated replacement. Replacement costs are significantly less with implants. Implants do not decay and rarely have complications if placed by an experienced competent surgeon and restored by an experience and qualified restorative dentist. READ MORE
Brush and clean with interdental cleaners such as soft-piks or proxybrushes daily. Also good idea to have a prescription strength fluoride toothpaste available to brush on your teeth before bedtime. READ MORE
It's soothing, but you should see a dental professional to determine why your gums are swollen. READ MORE
Likely Gum Disease. You should be concerned. Gum disease is an infection of the gums and can lead to tooth loss. If it is in its early stages, it can be reversed with treatment by a dentist. Please call for care, your teeth will thank you! READ MORE
Yes you can, the choice should always be yours. Local anesthesia makes dental procedures painless, and for most patients and situations, it is often the best choice. READ MORE
Yes with good home care and regular visits to a dentist, it is possible to never have a cavity. READ MORE
Most root canals are successful. On occasion the tooth could become reinfected or another canal or small accessory canal can be located that was not initially treated, leading to retreatment. READ MORE
Generally they are not, although dental professionals can do so with tools to loosen the connector screws. READ MORE
Yes they can with the aid of implants in the jaw. READ MORE
Yes, unfortunately you can. READ MORE
Every patient and every situation is unique. Without an X-ray and clinical exam it is extremely difficult to answer this very good question. Infections, cysts, decay, and jaw fracture are all possibilities with retained wisdom teeth. However a number of patients can keep their wisdom teeth for a life time without issues. READ MORE
- Mt. Lebanon Great Alumni Award 2014 Mt. Lebanon HS
- Top Dentist Award 2015 Pittsburgh Magazine
- Implant Crowns And Bridges
- Veneers And Crowns
- Cosemtic Dentistry
- Academy of General Dentistry General Dentistry 1996
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Get to know Dentist Dr. Betty Jo Hirschfield Louik, who serves the population of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Betty Jo Hirschfield Louik graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, where she graduated first in her class in 1984.
While she was attending dental school, Dr. Hirschfield received many awards, including the Alpha Omega Fraternity Award, the Dr. Ann Welch Award for Oral Surgeons, the American Association of Women Dentists Award and the American College of Dentists Award.
After completing her residency at the Veterans Administration Hospitals in Pittsburgh, she began her private practice, Uptown Dental. Dr. Hirschfield has also been elected to the national dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, as well as Phi Beta Kappa.
In addition, Dr. Hirschfield has received the Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award from 2012 to 2015, as well as America’s Best Dentist Award for in 2013 to 2015. She is also a Charter Member of the Peer Reviewed Dentists.
In addition to teaching at Pittsburgh’s dental school for four years, Dr. Hirschfield’s holds professional memberships with many organizations including the American Dental Association, the Pennsylvania Dental Association, the International Team for Implantology and the Academy of General Dentistry.
In 1996, Dr. Hirschfield earned a fellowship award from the Academy of General Dentistry, which supports the continuing education efforts of dentists. Additionally, Dr. Hirschfield was selected for inclusion in the Trademark Women of Distinction Honors Edition for demonstrating dedication, leadership, and professional excellence in 2017.
Just recently, Dr. Betty Jo was honored to be named one of Mt. Lebanon’s Great Alumni for 2014, recognizing her service to the community and her profession.
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