Pittsburgh has several large healthcare systems. Most notable is the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). It has 35 facilities throughout western PA and nearby Ohio. Ranked #1 in the area is UPMC’s Presbyterian Shadyside. UPMC also has a cancer center and a children’s hospital.
Other hospital systems in greater Pittsburgh include Allegheny Health and Heritage. Veterans in the Steel City can get care at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare system. Birmingham Care, a free clinic, provides primary and specialty care for underserved populations.
UPMC is Pittsburgh’s top-rated healthcare system. All its facilities combined rank nationally in nine adult specialties, including:
The Western Psychiatric Institute is UPMC’s leading behavioral health hospital. It offers inpatient and outpatient care for behavioral health services.
Dentists are a vital resource in helping you maintain your oral health. Dentists provide preventive care, such as semi-annual teeth cleaning and treatment related to teeth, gums, nerves, and jaw.
Common procedures dentists perform include:
Dentists can refer you to other dental specialists such as endodontists, periodontists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, and orthodontists.
How often should I see a dentist?
It's recommended to see a dentist twice per year for preventive care. You may need to see your dentist more frequently if you have certain oral health conditions, such as gingivitis.
What procedures do dentists perform?
Dentists can perform the following procedures:
What conditions do dentists treat?
Here are some examples of both general and specific questions to ask a GI specialist during your appointment:
Your dentist may treat additional oral health conditions. When choosing a dentist, confirm before making an appointment that they can treat your specific oral health concerns.
Types of dentists
The following are specific types of dentists:
What should I ask a dentist?
Top questions to ask a dentist during your appointment may include: