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Welcome to the website of R. Shawn Essey, D.M.D., L.L.C., a distinguished dental care provider serving the dental needs of patients in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Essey and his team of skilled professionals work together to provide quality dental treatment solutions for children, teens and adults. We strive to provide personalized and thorough dental care to achieve comprehensive dental wellness. From common problems to gum disease, we provide an array of dental services to meet your dental needs. Please see our Services link under Comestic Dentistry for an in-depth look!  

 

We are proud to announce that Dr. Essey has again been selected as a Pittsburgh Top Dentist for 2017!!!!!  Congratulations to Dr. Essey and staff!!!   

Monthly Updates

June is Men's Health Awareness Month 

Gum Disease and Men

Periodontal health for men is extremely important as it may impact a variety of other health factors.                 

 Research has found that periodontal disease is higher in men (54.6 percent) than in women (38.4 percent).  This may be because men are less likely to go to the dentist or because men have worse indicators of periodontal health than women, including higher incidence of dental plaque, tartar, and bleeding on probing.  However, periodontal health for men is extremely important as it may impact a variety of other health factors

PROSTATE HEALTH

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is an enzyme created in the prostate that is normally secreted in very small amounts.  However, when the prostate becomes inflamed, infected, or affected by cancer, PSA levels rise.  Research has shown that men with indicators of periodontal disease such as red, swollen or tender gums as well as prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate) have higher levels of PSA than men with only one of the conditions.  This means that prostate health may be associated with periodontal health, and vice versa.

HEART DISEASE

Research indicated that periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease are associated; having periodontal disease may actually increase your risk of cardiovascular disease.  Both diseases are chronic inflammatory conditions, and researchers believe that inflammation is the connection between gum disease and heart disease.  Since men are already more likely to develop heart disease than women, maintaining periodontal health is another way to reduce this risk. 

CANCER

Research has found that men with a history of gum disease are 14 percent more likely to develop cancer than men with healthy gums.  Specifically, men with periodontal disease may be 49 percent more likely than women to develop kidney cancer, 54 percent more likely to develop pancreatic cancer, and 30 percent more likely to develop blood cancers.

 So guys call our office for an evaluation of your periodontal health!                                               

 We've done it again!  Dr. Essey has once again been selected as a topDentist for 2018!!!!!  Congratulations to Dr. Essey and staff!!!!

 

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No matter what day or week it is this month we hope it is wonderful!  Please don't forget to show your beautiful smile and be sure to tell everyone how Dr. Essey is helping you keep that healthy smile!

 
Healthy smiles are our #1 priority but we can also discuss with you cosmetic changes that might enhance your smile even more.  If you would like to discuss any changes you might be considering please call Dr. Essey to give you the most up to date options.

Our web site has lots of great information on learning about your oral health!  To learn even more visit www.mouthhealthy.org/ .

We believe our high-tech office and highly skilled team will give you the confidence that you are receiving the highest standard of dental care available. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Essey has been chosen in 2010 ,2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 , 2016, 2017 & 2018 Top Dentist by Pittsburgh Magazine!  We want to say Thank You to all our patients!

TopDentists is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which dentists and specialists throughout the Pittsburgh area cast "votes" on the abilities of other dentists and specialists, and because listings cannot be purchased, inclusion in topDentists is considered a singular honor.

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