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Dr. Dennis Kelley

Dentistry
Indianapolis, IN
41 years experience male

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Indianapolis, IN

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Indianapolis, IN
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Private practice dentist with 26 years experience on the east side of Indianapolis. Interested in all phases of dentistry, but especlially interested in oral surgery, implants, endodontics (root canals) and complicated general restorative.

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Dentistry

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English

Doctor Q&A

53 Answers
36 Agrees
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
No: Herpes lablialis (cold sores) are caused by a virus that lies dormant in your body (specifically the trigeminal ganglion -which is part of the 5th cra... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Different ways: If halitosis is caused from plaque buildup and bacteria buildup in your mouth you need to use mouthwash that kills the bacteria, use a tongue scraper... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Neuropathy: Autosomal recessive inherited neuropathy that causes wasting and weakness mainly in the feet and legs later on in the hands without sensory changes ca... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
As soon: As your baby gets his or her first teeth. You should brush your baby's teeth with a soft bristled baby toothbrush and see your dentist when your chil... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Hopefully: That's the outcome the surgeon is looking for but doing surgery on the TMJ should be a last resort because sometimes it makes the problem worse.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
No: Not if you are reasonably healthy and the gingivectomy is not overly aggressive.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yes: You probably have a condition called gingivitis (inflammed gums). A visit to your dentist should provide you with the answer and his/her hygienist ca... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Usually: Tooth and bone loss usually occur because of the bacteria which builds up in your mouth. Regular oral care at home and a professional cleaning every ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
No : Not just becasue they have seizures. If teeth are healthy keep them.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Neuropathy: Autosomal recessive inherited neuropathy that causes wasting and weakness mainly in the feet and legs later on in the hands without sensory changes ca... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Because: Intercondylar distance is the measurement between the condyles of the mandible which are the little ball joints that fit up into the fossa at the bot... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Neuropathy: Autosomal recessive inherited neuropathy that causes wasting and weakness mainly in the feet and legs later on in the hands without sensory changes ca... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Sometimes: The temporomandibular joint is located very close to the inner ear canal and when this joint becomes inflamed and painful sometimes this inflammation ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yes: Arthritis usually affects people a little older than 24 years of age however some young people can still develop the condition. Such as juvenile rheu... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
No: As long as you only swallow a small amount it should be harmless to your baby..... This is of course dependant on how often you swallow. If you alwa... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Depends.: Intrinsic stain (within the tooth) can be caused by high fever during tooth formation, meds taken during tooth formation or developmental problem (gen... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Starts about six: Most children start losing their lower front baby teeth about six years of age. Followed by the upper front baby teeth about 6 1/2 to 7.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
20 to 30 minutes: Just until the bleedding is controlled. Most of the time this will be 20 to 30 minutes.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
2-3 weeks: Usually after such a treament my patients notice their gums to be nearly completely healed in 2 - 3 weeks some after only 7 to 10 days.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yes: Protect the person from harming themselves . It's not necessary to place anything in their mouth because that is too dangerous for them and for the ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
I am not sure: You need to go in and make an appointment with your local dentist to have them evaluate your tongue it's probably just fissured with deep clefs and is... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Similar : Endo retreatment is just what it says... Removal of previously placed gutta purcha (endo filling material) and re filing the tooth and then replacing ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
No: Not really, at 6 years of age he will begin to get his permanent incisors and these will affect speach much more. At his age one tooth missing will ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Braces: Depending upon where the cross bite is in your mouth and how severe it is the treatment could range from a simple re-equilibration of your teeth (grin... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Probably not: I know that taking iron can sometimes cause a change in the way you taste food. But i personally have never had a patient that claimed to have this pr... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Bleeding, pain : Dehydration if you are not drinking enough liquids due to the discomfort.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yes: Only if a flying object strikes you. Or winds force you abruptly into another object.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Humidity: In the winter a humidifier works well. Some otc sinus inhalers or mists work well too.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Sometimes: In patients that have gum inflammation due to poor oral hygiene. If you brush well and floss regularly your gums will become firm and healthy and ble... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yes: Your dentist should evaluate it at each cleaning and exam appointment. If it has broken or otherwise become ineffective it absolutely should be repai... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Probably gingivitis: Since it happens every morning we can eliminate post extraction bleeding ..... Which leaves gum irritation or infection as the most likely cause. You... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
See your dentist: If the gums are just slightly receding having a thorough cleaning and scaling of your teeth will help. If the recession is severe you need to see a p... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Similar: Retreatment is just what it says. Unsuccesful root canal fill is removed, rootcanal is redone and then new gutta purcha (endo filling material) is pl... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Decrease bacteria level: If the bad breath is coming from plaque buildup and bacteria buildup you need to use a tongue scraper and brush and floss your teeth to keep the bact... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Similar: I have patients that get great results with both techniqes. The most important aspect of brushing is to do it 3 times daily. If you have a dexterity... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Chemical irritation: These toothpastes may contain powerful chemicals or chemicals that you are sensitive to that would cause the outer surface of your gums to become so i... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yes: Acute pulpitis is an inflammation of the nerve or the pulp inside your tooth if it's just mildly irritated throughout the day when you're active and... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
No: Normal gum contains no addictive ingredients. The need to chew is more likely a habit that is enjoyable at some level.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
The concept is: In a dental practice the dentist believes that all aspects of people's needs, psychological, physical and social should be taken into account and see... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Depends on age: If a child sucks his/her thumb past 6 years of age then permanent incisors can be flared and may cause permanent problems. If this habit is treated ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
???: Most medicines and drugs will still be effective past their expiration date. I'm sure nicorette (nicotine gum) gum would follow this typical rule ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yes: Provided you do not overdo it. Remember.... Everything in moderation.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
?: If you mean cerebral palsy it is a medical problem.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Research: Get online or call some dental insurance companies and start asking you'll be surprised at how quickly you can find answers.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
It: May be due to a condition called ulcerative gingivitis where your gums have little ulcers or sores that are open and when you get sour foods or acidic... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Probably not: Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease. Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory arthritis. I do not believe that they are related to charcot... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Sensibly: Choose a sensible beautiful female name.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
It does not: I have successfully bleached hundreds of teeth with no damage to the enamel. The only side effect is occassional gum irritation or tooth sensitivity.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
May be: Doctors don't usually recommend taking antibiotics for sinusitis in an eight-year-old unless you try decongestants , nasal saline for approximate seve... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry 41 years experience
Here are a few : Samples of treatments: try reducing your intake of sodium filled foods, acidic foods or spicy foods. Use hydrogen peroxide. (placing a small drop on... Read More

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Mar 19, 2015
Great Dentist!!!!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kelley is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kelley is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I do have tmj but could not fit in with my questions.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! The breath is awful, she had puss pockets
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

IU School of Dentistry
Graduated 1981MD

Awards

Best Indianapolis Pediatric dentist award by Commerce
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