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Dr. Scott Terry

Dentistry
North Vernon, IN
30 years experience male

Locations

The Natural Place For Family Dentistry

North Vernon

Address

501 Henry Street, North Vernon
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

I have been practicing dentistry in a small Indiana town for nearly 25 years. I enjoy getting to know my patients and their families. I like being a member of my community.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Licenses

United States: Indiana

Doctor Q&A

53 Answers
68 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
I beg to differ...: Actually tooth movement can occur more quickly in children. Two and three years olds get gaps from thumb sucking and pacifiers. Young kids aged 5-6 ca... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
If I were your doc..: If you have an infection in your gum due to a wisdom tooth. an antibiotic may be needed. It is important to remember that this will only temporarily c... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Oral Surgeon: It could be a healing sore from an injury or a canker sore. How long has it been present? I think that you would be best evaluated and treated by an ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Hard to Say: It is best to see the dentist that removed the tooth. It is possible that the ulcer is from the injection site. However, we can't tell you the cause o... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Mouth Sores: Telling you what type of sores you have would require seeing them. Some sores are caused by viruses and and contagious. Some are not. See a dentist an... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Not a fan: I am not a big fan of peroxide use as an oral rinse. I prefer warm salt water rinses. What did your dentist recommend. Make sure you always dilute per... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Hard to tell: You should return to the dentist. It could be a coincidence that your ear and throat hurt. Or it could be related to an infection.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
This sounds normal: When the skin of the mouth has been broken and is healing, a white color is very common. Warm salt water rinses can help clean the wound and speed the... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Could be a Virus: See your dentist. It could be a viral breakout caused by HSV or Herpes. Sometimes this is known as a cold sore or fever blister when it occurs on the ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Don't Wait: Worrying about this spot will not help you at all. You should see a dentist and have it checked. There is no online advice that can take the place of ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Conservative therapy: The guard is the most conservative tx to keep the teeth apart and protected. Tooth wear and breakage of restorative work is common due to the strong f... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Cold sore are viral: This is very important to know. Cold sores are a virus and are very contagious.They can easily be spread to other people and other areas of your own b... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Canker Sores: The cause of canker sores is not clear. It is most likely due to your body's own defenses following an attack or injury. They go away by themselves. M... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
???: Isn't that the reason for going to the dentist? Maybe i don't understand why you think you need to do this before going.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Not normal: I have been told that this has happened to some of my patients in the past. I do not think it is normal. I also do not know the cause of it. I do not ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Bump/swelling is pus: The bump and swelling are from the infection. You need to have the tooth treated ASAP. It will probably require a root canal or an extraction. The inf... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Several possibilitie: There are several causes for receding gumline. One of the causes is that this may be related to gum disease. Other common causes can be from brushing ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Virus vs canker sore: The answer depends upon your viral status. Herpes is a virus, canker sores are not. If you have herpes you should not kiss or have oral sex, nor shoul... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Need to get an exam!: There are so many things that it could be from your description. It is best for you to get an exam from a dentist. Knowing what it is is important, pl... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Salivary stone: What you are describing sounds like a salivary stone. These are calcifications the may occur in the salivary glands or ducts. They may cause blockage ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
May be Reflux: Have you seen a dentist lately? Sometimes heartburn can be related to acid reflux. When acid remains in contact with the enamel, teeth can become sens... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Get it Fixed: It may be possible that your broken tooth is allowing food to collect in the gum tissue that surrounds the tooth. Or it may be that there is a crack i... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Comfort for teething: A ice cold cloth or chilled teething ring can be a gentle solution. Some children do not get fevers while a runny nose may also be seen in others. Be ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Not viral: Canker sores are not caused by a virus. They are thought to be auto-immune related. In other words they may be the body fighting itself. When the body... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
May be Phlegm: Sometimes the sensation of bad breath comes from the throat. I have many patients who suffer from sinus drainage. This can have an odor and be notice... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Can't be Sterile: There is no way to sterilize your mouth. The mouth is filled with a large number and variety of bacteria, viruses and fungi. The best oral hygiene eff... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Get It Checked: Some oral cancers and pre-cancers are difficult to see. They are especially hard to see in your own mouth. Your dentist will have better lighting and ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Baby's Tongue: In my experience it's probably movement following swallowing. It may be more noticeable if the baby does not have teeth. Our tongues tend to push aga... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Don't wait!: There is no way any of the experts on this site can tell you what is on your throat. See a dentist or ENT immediately. (My brother died from oral canc... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Yes and Try to Stop: It very well could be infected. Toothpicks can easily injure your soft tissues. If it is mild, usually it will get better with some warm salt water ri... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Ignore: Orthodontic treatment can be done at practically any age. I am a dentist and I got my braces @ 40.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Better Safe/Sorry: If you think it may be an allergic reaction, simply do not use it again. It is not worth trying again to find out. You can substitute warm salt water ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Not to Preach: I lost my brother to oral cancer 3 years ago, yesterday. I wish you were concerned with quitting for your health, instead of passing a test. Try to qu... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Cold sores are Viral: I do not know of any value to doing this remedy. It is important to understand the nature of a cold sore or fever blister. These disorders are caused ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Travelling Tongue: Other names for this are benign migratory glossitis or the travelling tongue. It is a harmless condition of unknown causes. It is normally painless, b... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Possibly a Mucocele: If your injury was just yesterday, the white bump may be called a mucocele. These are injuries to small salivary glands in the skin of the inside of t... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Don't Worry: Brian, as far as I know, everyone has circumvallate papillae on their tongues. These are larger round bumps on the tongue (near the throat) Unless yo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Please clarify: I need a little more specific question to help you. Do you want to know more about how to take care of your dental health at home? Do you have a quest... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
How long?: Are you certain that this hasn't always been in your mouth. It may be the duct to your parotid salivary gland in your cheek. It normally sits on the c... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Dry Mouth?: Is it possible that you mouth became dry during your workout? Dry oral tissues have a tendency to feel tender and are more easily irritated. If so, I ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
See Your Dentist: When teeth move, they usually move toward the middle of the mouth. The lower front teeth are commonly at the center of the movement and since they are... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Multiple Ways: Gum disease is a generic phrase that can mean different things. It can refer to either gingivitis or periodontal disease. In short, gingivitis is a t... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Wide Variety: Although usually wisdom teeth (or third molars) erupt around 18-20 years old, there is a lot of variety in the timing. I have had patients as young as... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Soft Palate Problem: The palate and the throat are connected to each other. It is possible that the inflammation is associated with the sinus drainage, but you need to hav... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
No More than 1 year: Most dental problems can be treated very simply and less expensively, if found early. This includes the routine things like cavities and gum disease. ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Be Careful: It is important to know that "cold sores" are caused by a virus called the Herpes virus. They are easily spread from one person to another. A canker s... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Cancer can be Viral: The chances of developing oral cancer beenincreasing lately in the US and worldwide. Oral cancers are now being traced to the Human Papilloma Virus ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Need more info: Many times the answer would depend upon your specific tooth. Does the tooth have a strong bony foundation? Is the abscess from a gum infection or a to... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Good Care takes time: If you want to have an excellent result, many times it may take time. Many people can do "accelerated orthodontics" that may take approximately 6 mont... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Needs to be seen: It is difficult to answer your question without seeing what you mean. If you think it is burned from spicy foods, simply stop eating them and observe ... Read More

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Dec 15, 2015
Dr. Terry is a welcome addition to Healthtap. We need more like him: docs who provide warm, engaging, and sound advice.
May 15, 2015
If you live near North Vernon and are looking for a great dentist do yourself a favor and contact Dr. Scott Terry!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Terry is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Saw an endodontist yesterday without a referral. Said that a retreatment or endo surgery is needed. Periodontist never even suggested this option of an endo. dds. Could ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Endo told me 2 days ago that already root canaled tooth may be retreatable due to fistula. Option: apicoectomy. Perio never said to see an endo. This is Floriduh. Too ba...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! THANK YOU DOCTORS!!! Info was most helpful.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University School of Dentistry
Graduated 1992MD

Awards

Thought Leader, Third Place, the Indianapolis Region - Spring
2017
Top Dentist, Third Place, Indiana - Spring
2017
Thought Leader, Third Place, the Indianapolis Region - Fall
2017

Affiliations

American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentisrty
Associate Fellowship with World Clinical Laser Institute
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