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Dr. Jerry Gordon

Dentistry
Bensalem, PA
male

Locations

Office

Bensalem, PA

Address

2734 Street Road, Bensalem, PA
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My office hours

Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
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Fax

2156394217

Insurances accepted

Delta Dental

The Dental Comfort Zone

Bensalem, PA

About

Bio

Dr. Jerry Gordon is the most referenced dentist in America. His videos have more than two million YouTube views, his articles are found on thousands of websites, and he has been quoted in numerous media outlets and major publications including Family Circle, Men’s Health, and Philadelphia Magazine

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

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A female asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
That : That would depend on which tooth it was, the condition of the tooth itself, and your bite. A tooth that is in the front of the mouth that does not co... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
Now: I don't see any reason you can't eat normally right now. I usually advised patients not to eat anything too hot, spicy or crunchy for one day after a... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
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I : I recommend a dentist supervised tooth whitening system to safely whiten your teeth. This includes either in-office systems and/or at-home tray based... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
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See your dentist: Not really. A tooth that has had root canal should not remain sensitive to heat or cold after several weeks. Another tooth could be involved or ther... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
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Be careful: 35% carbamide peroxide sounds a little too strong to be used without supervision. I suggest you see your dentist and bring the kit with you so he or ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
OTC Medications: Over-the -counter medications like advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) will often be enough to relieve the pain. If that is not strong enough, your dent... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
Nerve changes: When a tooth becomes infected, cold stimulates nerve fibers inside the tooth's pulp. This stimulation is generally perceived as pain, which tells the... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes; not with meds: As long as your mouth has sufficiently healed, i see no problem with the moderate consumption of alcohol a week after the teeth are removed. Do not, ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
Not really: Phantom tooth pain does not exist as far as i know. You may be having a complication in the area, so have your dentist check it out.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
Don't recommend it: I do not recommend hydrogen peroxide, even diluted as a mouth wash because it can cause a chemical burn on the cheek and gums. I suggest you switch t... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
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I : I suggest you brush your teeth at least 3 times a day and floss each night. I would see a dentist and ask for recommendations and what gum treatment ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
Impacted teeth: It sounds like your wisdom teeth could be partially impacted, or covered with gum. You need to see your dentist or an oral surgeon asap to have it lo... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
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I : I believe that the bump you describe is most likely a recurring dental abscess, casued by a chronically infected front tooth. If this is the case, the... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
It's : It's possible the tooth can heal on its own, but i recommend seeing your dentist to evaluate the area. In most cases, the tooth will be splinted or jo... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
800mg: The maximum dose i recommend is 800mg every 8 hours. I suggest you see your dentist as soon as possible to take care of the situation.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
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Blocked duct: It is possible that the duct to your parotid gland may be blocked. Evaluation by an oral surgeon is recommended. If the swelling occurs during meal ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
See your dentist: It sounds like you have gum disease. I suggest you see your dentist for a professional cleaning and evaluation of your gums.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
Scared or Informed?: Sometimes a good scare is what people need to address a problem they might not know they have. Gum disease is a good example because it is often pain... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
Tongue Scraper: White hairy tongue is caused by the overgrowth of filiform papillae due to poor oral hygiene, some medications, excessive use of coffee, tea or tobacc... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
It : It sounds like the swelling is more likely caused by the dental infection not the orajel. You may consider the er tonight, but see a dentist as soon ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
See dentist ASAP: A dental infection can cause pain, swelling and numbness. I suggest you get your mom to a dentist as soon as possible. If the swelling worsens and y... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
I : I suggest that the tooth be re-evaluated to see if there is damage to the nerve. If so, a root canal will be needed. If not, a permanent crown may be ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
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The : The drainage of pus through the tooth socket is a positive sign that the infection is coming to a head. I recommend salt water rinses and gently push ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
The : The most likely cause is that there is a cavity between the back tooth and the tooth next to it. This causes a space to form where food can get caugh... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
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From : From what you wrote, it seems the tempory crown was a bit too high and that situation was corrected with the permanent crown. If you feel there is imp... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
You : You most likely have a condition called recession where the gum moves up (or down) to expose the tooth roots. If enamel has worn away, this can also c... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
Abscess: If the "oval bump" is close to the upper teeth, it could be caused by an abscessed tooth. See your dentist for an evaluation asap.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
Second opinion: I would get a second opinion before getting the surgery. In some cases, TMJ problems can be treated with a splint (also bruxism appliance) that is wo... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
Veneers and Implants: Sure, cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile with porcelain veneers, and missing teeth can be permanently replaced with dental implants and bridges... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
No: Antacids are used for GI upset and only pass the mouth briefly. Plaque acids need to be brushed off and cavities can be reduced by the use of Fluoride... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
Veneers or crowns: In some cases, porcelain veneers or crowns can correct an overbite without the need for braces. Check with your dentist for all of your treatment opt... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
Cool Mint: I use the cool mint listerine in my office. If that is too strong for you, consider mixing it with some water to dilute it.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
Don't smoke: Sounds like you are doing fine. Make sure you avoid smoking, keep your mouth clean and hygienic, and have good nutrition. Call your dentist if you h... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
Could be a tooth: It is possible that it is a sinus infection, but another possibility is an infected tooth. See your dentist for an evaluation to see if a tooth is ca... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
See your dentist: Pain from an abscessed tooth can be so severe that no medication will help. It is very important to see your dentist asap to have your tooth treated.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
High for some: That would depend on the condition of a person's teeth and the frequency of dental exams and treatment. Those who do not see a dentist regularly and ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes but rare: Methemoglobinemia can occur as a side effect to the use of topical anesthetics in dentistry. The numbing gel dentists use contains Benzocaine which c... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
Pulpotomy is a start: When a dentist does a pulpotomy, it is just the start of the procedure. It is the removal of part of the nerve. A root canal involves complete remov... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
Tooth Whitening: Sure, there are lots of ways to improve the color of your teeth. Dentist supervised tooth whitening programs, porcelain veneers, and white fillings a... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
Abscessed tooth: It sounds like she has an abscessed tooth. Get her to the dentist right away.
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A member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
Tooth : Tooth contouring or tooth shaping as i like to call it can be used to make teeth appear more straight. In some cases, tooth shaping combined with whi... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
The : The most likely cause of your bad breath and sensitivity to sweets is a combination of gum disease and tooth decay caused by a lack of regular dental ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
Fluoride: I recommend using a Fluoride gel in the bleaching tray. Your dentist can prescribe this for you or may have it available in his or her office. I wo... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
Not recommended: Although the use of baking soda and peroxide during tooth brushing is probably safe, I do not recommend the practice. I suggest you see your dentist ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
1-2 Weeks: In most cases, it takes from one to two weeks to recover from the removal of an impacted tooth. After 3, 4 days, your should start to see gradual impr... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
Most the same: I usually recommend that you use the least expensive mouth wash that accomplishes the goals your dentist has prescribed. More important that mouth wa... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
I : I suggest you see your dentist to have the tooth evaluated. The filling put into the tooth could be too high and may need to be adjusted. If the roo... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
Possible loose cap: Dental treatment is not typically related to a bad taste, but if you noticed it right after treatment, there could be a link. If you cap is loose, it... Read More
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Dr. Jerry Gordon
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Stress related: Although the cause of canker sores (also called apthus ulcers) is unknown, some believe it is viral in origin. They can be caused by citrus fruits, tr... Read More
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Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
Cavities : Cavities may sometimes stop progressing, but it is impossible to predict it. A small, painless cavity can quickly progress and cause a painful infect... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Nov 30, 2012
I endorse this dentist. Dr. Gordon's focus on comfort and painless dentistry is one of the reasons many of my patients enjoy him and his staff. His dentistry is high-quality, and from my patients' fee...Read More
Nov 30, 2012
I endorse this dentist.
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Dec 16, 2012
I am a new client at the Dental Comfort Zone and I am very pleased. I was with my previous dentist for about 22 years! He retired about 2 years ago and I was devastated to say the least. These past 2 ...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Dental School
Graduated 1994MD

Medical/Graduate school

Rutgers University
MD

Residency

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Residency

MOUNT SINAI MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top Dentists, Philadelphia Magazine
Top Dentist, Third Place, Philadelphia, PA - Winter
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Dental Association
Academy for Sports Dentistry
Academy of General Dentistry
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