COVID-19 Update

Where we are headed... 

As the days in isolation drag on into this unfamiliar territory, we are staying positive here at Fitzgerald Dental Associates. Following the guidelines of the American Dental Association, we have made the difficult decision not to see patients for elective dental treatment to help decrease the spread of Covid-19 in our community.  We are eager to be able to open our doors again to our community and resume normalcy once again.  Until then, please stay safe and healthy!

DIY Fixes to Common Dental Emergencies 

ULCERS:  Apthous ulcers are annoying sores that tend to develop after trauma, food irritations, or a chemical sensitivity due to toothpaste.  While ulcers may be painful and annoying, the good news is that they are harmless and will heal by themselves.  For larger ulcers, give them 2-3 weeks to heal.  If you continue to get ulcers frequently, try changing your diet or toothpaste. 

At home remedy: Salt water rinses 2-3 times per day.  Salt water = 1/2 teaspoon + 8 ounces warm water OTC remedy: Orajel, GUM Canker-X, GUM Rincinol p.r.n.   

TOOTH SENSITIVITY:  Sensitive teeth can hold you back from everyday activities and quickly become a nuisance.  The cause can be from gum recession, cavities, or put simply, some people naturally have more sensitive teeth.  The first thing to do is to look at your toothpaste and toothbrush.  Make sure you are not using a whitening toothpaste, because these can be abrasive on enamel.  Double check to make sure you are using a soft to extra-soft tooth brush or electric toothbrush.  Hard tooth brushes can be a source of gum recession.  Both are common causes of sensitivity.  If you have sensitive teeth, you will want to start using more gentle products on your teeth and gums to give them a little more TLC! 

OTC remedy:  Sensodyne Rapid Relief, Crest Gum and Sensitivity, Arm and Hammer Sensitive Teeth and Gums, Listerine Sensitivity Zero Alcohol Rinse   

CHIPPED TOOTH:  Teeth tend to break or chip at the most inopportune moments.  If it is minor, here are some things you can do until you can make it into the dental office.  At Home Remedy:  Use a nail file or emery board to gently smooth any sharp areas 

OTC remedy: Use an over the counter temporary filling material such as DenTek Temparin Max Repair Kit or Dentemp Refil-it Filling Repair Material, orthodontic wax

CROWN FELL OFF:  Crowns are held on by mechanical retention of the preparation of the tooth itself and by the cement bonding the crown onto the tooth.  When a crown comes off, the tooth may be sensitive to hot and cold.  It is best if you can save the crown so you can attempt to place it back on the tooth temporarily until you can get in to see your dentist.  This will help decrease sensitivity and minimize tooth shifting.  All in all, it will help your dentist re-insert the crown when you are able to get into your dentist's office. 

OTC remedy: Try the crown back on the tooth first, to make sure you have the correct orientation.  Once you have achieved this, then use one of these OTC pastes/creams to temporarily hold the crown in place.  Remember, you will not need a lot; a little goes a LONG way!  OTC options:  Dentek Temparin Max Lost Cap Repair Kit, Recapit, Lost Filling and Loose Cap Repair, Poligrip, Fixodent

Family, Cosmetic and Laser Dentistry

When you visit our office, your smile is our top priority.  Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve.

Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs.  This website is a resource we hope you’ll find both useful and interesting.

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We genuinely hope this site is helpful to you in learning more about our practice, dental conditions and treatments, dental recommendations, and more.

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Meet Our Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Kim Fitzgerald

    Dr. Kim Fitzgerald has been practicing Dentistry since graduating from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1986. Before opening her Sarver office in 1999, she partnered with other dentists in Allison Park and Butler. Her office has grown over the years and in 2015 Dr. Fitzgerald's daughter, Carly, joined the practice.

    The focus of Dr. Fitzgerald's practice has always been to use the most up to date technology so patients can experience state of the art dentistry in comfort. It is her firm belief that the office Team always stay ahead of the curve in continuing education.

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  • Dr.
    Carly A. Fitzgerald

    Dr. Carly grew up locally in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania. She attended the University of Pittsburgh for her undergraduate degree in Japanese and her Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD). Thereafter she joined the family business at Fitzgerald Dental Associates. Her passion for dentistry shows in her devotion to the profession. She loves attending the highest levels of continuing education to keep her skills superior. Bringing the most updated technology, newest techniques and latest information to her patients is what inspires her to thrive in her career.

    When Dr. Carly isn’t pursuing her passion for dentistry, she enjoys cooking, hiking and exploring new places with her husband, Matt. They have two adorable dogs, Wendy and Wanda, who love going on long walks. When she gets a chance, Carly`s to jump into a good book.

  • Dr.
    Rebecca Berg
    DMD, MDS

    Dr. Rebecca Berg has a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Gannon University. She completed her DMD degree at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Berg continued at the University of Pittsburgh to complete her orthodontic residency, and also earned a Masters in Dental Science degree in 2003.

  • Dr.
    Christine C Wallisch

    Dr. Christy has been a member of Fitzgerald Dental Associates since fall 2013. She is honored to be a part of the transparent communication and trustworthy, quality dental care of the office. As a clinician, she has over 10 years of experience, and continues to grow professionally with ongoing coursework and technology education. As a member of the dental team, she promises to provide the highest quality treatment. She strives for earning the trust of your smile.

  • Dr. Shannon Pursel

    Bio coming soon!


What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "Visiting Kimberly Fitzgerald, DDS gives my family and me more reasons to smile."
    The Johnson Family
  • "Dr. Fitzgerald provided me with excellent care when I needed it the most."
    Jennifer R.

Featured Articles

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  • Tooth Decay Prevention

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  • Root Canal Treatment

    Every tooth has two sections: a crown, the visible part of the tooth above the gum line, and one or more roots, which anchor the teeth within the jaw. Each tooth has three basic layers: an outer layer of hard enamel (which protects the crown) or cementum (which covers the root), a middle layer of softer ...

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  • Fillings

    The bacteria in plaque produce acids that erode tooth enamel, eventually creating a hole, or cavity, in the tooth surface. Left untreated, this decay can spread to the interior of the tooth, and might lead to the need for a crown, a root canal, or even extraction. When caught early, your dentist can ...

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  • Veneers

    A dental veneer is a thin, durable porcelain shell that is custom-fabricated to cover the front of a tooth. Veneers can restore the appearance of teeth with chips, cracks, and stains, can close small gaps between the teeth, and can reshape misshapen or slightly misaligned teeth. Veneers are a popular ...

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  • Educational Videos

    Take a few minutes to watch our educational videos and learn more about different dental treatments and procedures. Video topics include general & cosmetic dentistry, Implants, oral health and hygiene, orthodontics and preventative dentistry. ...

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  • Laser Decay Diagnostics

    Using lasers, dentists can detect tooth decay that is not yet visible and would otherwise be undiagnosed using traditional methods. Laser cavity detection is based on the fact that healthy tooth structure reflects light, or “fluoresces,” differently than does decayed tooth structure. Teeth with decay ...

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  • Laser Dentistry

    Lasers direct a controlled force of energy that can remove or alter bone and tissue. By applying varying wavelengths of energy, dental lasers are used to detect and treat a myriad of oral health issues, including detecting oral cancer and treating small cavities. There are two different types of dental ...

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  • Same-Day Crowns

    A tooth that has been structurally damaged by decay or trauma sometimes needs to be crowned or “capped” so that it can look good and function properly again. A crown is a durable covering that is custom-made to fit over the entire tooth from the gum line up. Getting a crown used to mean multiple ...

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  • Digital X-Rays

    X-rays are one of the most important parts of a dental exam, and can help medical professionals detect problems long before they are visible to the naked eye, including early tooth decay, gum disease, abscesses, and abnormal growths. Benefits of Digital X-rays Easy to obtain Digital X-rays are obtained ...

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  • Intraoral Camera

    Slightly bigger than a pen, an intraoral camera is an innovative tool that can take up-close pictures of teeth, gums, and other hard-to-reach places in the mouth. Intraoral cameras can help dentists detect dental issues like tooth decay, periodontal disease, and oral cancers. Benefits of using an intraoral ...

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270 Buffalo Plaza Sarver, PA 16055

Hours of Operation

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Kim Fitzgerald, DMD


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