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Dr. Lon Kessler

Dentistry
Phoenixville, PA
male

Locations

Office

Phoenixville

Address

1150 Valley Forge Road, Suite 101, Phoenixville
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 1:00pm
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Insurances accepted

United Concordia Dental

About

Bio

Dr. Kessler is married and has three sons. He enjoys, golf, cycling, and skiing.

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

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

79 Answers
8 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
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Pumping Device: A syringe is a simple pump consisting of a plunger that can be pulled and pushed along inside a cylindrical tube allowing the syringe to take in and e... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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No: I am not aware of any mouthwash toxicity when absorbed through the skin.
A 46-year-old member asked:
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No: I think physicians may give you a better idea of how you are progressing with respect to growth.
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Yes: I would first try to save the tooth if possible. Sometimes an antibiotic may be prescribed depending upon severity of infection.
A 28-year-old male asked:
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Upper jaw: The bone of the upper jaw which serves as a foundation of the face and supports the orbits.
A 30-year-old female asked:
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Possibly Grinding: Chipping could be the result of teeth grinding or poor occlusion(bite). I would consult your dentist.
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Most OTC have .02%: Most dentist recommended floride rinses have .04% flouride. Most otc rinses have .02%. Phos-flur rinse from colgate has .04%.
A 23-year-old member asked:
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Teeth Clenching: Sounds like you are clenching your teeth at night which is a common habit. I would see your dentist. He may make you a specila appliance to wear at ni... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Periodontal Disease: He can allso use use of a tongue cleaner. The use of an antimicrobial mouthrinse may also help. I recommend smart mouth advanced mouthrinse. Make su... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
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Maybe: Gaps can be closed with braces. However in some cases all spaces can not be closed . You should see an orthodontist to evaluate your condition. Your w... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
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Yes: In some cases that is a possibility. I would confirm with an allergist.
A 19-year-old member asked:
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Could be : You can get a canker sore on your tongue. I would see a dentist to make sure if it does not go away in a week
A 42-year-old member asked:
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Depends on cause: Dental abcesses generally do not heal on their own and tend to get worse. You need to see a dentist to determine the cause.
A 45-year-old member asked:
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Injection site: Topical anesthetic is usually a gel placed at the site where the dentist is going to give you the injection.
A 18-year-old female asked:
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Yes: This is normal but, once the abscess stops draining, you will be in more pain you need to see a dentist asap.
A 32-year-old member asked:
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seperate procedures: A post is used to hold the filling material that is used as a core to support the crown. Crown lemgthening is when gun tissue and sometimes bone is re... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
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No: I would go back to your dentist and have him evaluate the tooth.
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Composite filling: Gum line cavities are usually repaired with tooth colored (composite resin) fillings. Your Dentist will make sure that he removes all of the decay and... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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After you brush: Mouthwash should be used after brushing and flossing. I recommend an anti-microbial mouthrinse. Whitening mouthrinses may remove stain but, do not do ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
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No: It is important to take care of any dental work needed prior to having any cosmetic dental procedures. It is important to take care of decayed teeth... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Minor pain: I would go back and see your dentiat oif you are having alot of pain. Minor discomfort is okay as long as it keeps getting better.
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Abcess: It sounds like you may have an abcessed tooth. The tooth becomes infected and often times the infection will drain causing what appears to be a mass.... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
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Stress: Stress is usually the cause of tooth grinding or bruxism. Grinding may also be habitual or related to occlusion(the way your teeth come together).
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Excess bone: Sometimes excess bone works its way to the surface and is normal . Check with your dentist to make sure.
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Positive effect: Dental Implants have only positive effects on your health since they will enable you to function better during chewing. Dental implants are made of ti... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
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Depends on cause: Abcessed teeth may require root canal treatment or extractions if they cannot be saved with root canal therapy. Multiple root canals and extractions... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
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Remove it: It is best to remove any dental wax prior to eating.
A 29-year-old female asked:
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Teeth whitening: Professional teeth whitening would be your best option. Over the counter products are not as effective. Crest has white strips which are available onl... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
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Better than some : Listerine has good anti- microbial benefits but it contains alcohol which may dry your mouth out if used long term. I recommend smart mouth or pro h... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
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Local Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is used for most dental procedures so you will fell no discomfort.
A 51-year-old female asked:
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Wide Range: Most patients dental implant treatments are not exactly alike . The number of appointments, procedures and cost of dental implants varies depending o... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
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Depends: I recommend smart mouth, and crest pro health for gingivitis. Listerine only for short term use due to alcohol content. Phosphlur is a good flouride r... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
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Safe for enamel: Whitening toothpaste is safe for enamel. I recommend any toothpaste with flouride . There are many toothpastes available depending on your needs (te... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
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Varies: An average overhead is about 75%.
A 34-year-old member asked:
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No: Xylitol gum has more benefits than other sugarless chewing gum. It will help maintain a healthier oral environment. However, chewing gum is no replac... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Asleep: If you are having multiple teeth extracted, i recommend IV sedation. For a single tooth that is not impacted, i would recommend just a local anesth... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Many Uses: There are many dental appliances with different uses depending on your dental need. I will give you some examples. Night Guards and Day Guards are use... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Tooth Covering: A crown is a permanent covering that fits over an original tooth that is either decayed, damaged or cracked. Crowns are made of a variety of different... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
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Plaque: Dental plaque is a sticky, colorless film that continually forms in between and on the surface of the teeth. Dental plaque is a biofilm that is made u... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
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Not recommended: Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is used to treat ear and urinary tract infections. I would call your dentist . Your dentist will probably ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
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Check With Physician: You should be on an antibiotic. I would check with your physician.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes: Iodized salt is fine to use asa a rinse.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
Specializes in Dentistry
Helps with treatment: It is necessary for the dentist to study how your teeth come together so that he/she may properly treat you.
A 48-year-old member asked:
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Different procedures: Root canal treatment is the removal of nerves and blood supply from the tooth usually when the tooth becomes infected or there is pain associated with... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
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Yes: I often recommend a mouthwash after brushing. There are many mouthwashes but, most mouthwashes are not very effective. Ask your dentist what mouth... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
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Abcess: Could possibly be a small abcess(fistula) forming. Check with your dentist.
A member asked:
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No concern: Flouride found in drinking water is regulated and safe. I recommend using toothpaste with flouride.
A 45-year-old member asked:
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Seek Advice: The fever may or not be related to the toothache. I would consult a dentist if she is having severe tooth pain. If not, i woould consult your physicia... Read More

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Testimonials
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Nov 30, 2012
It is with great pleasure that I endorse Dr. Lon Kessler. For years, I have shared in the mutual treament of patients with Dr. Kessler who is very caring, patient, talented and an outstanding clinica...Read More
Nov 30, 2012
I have known Dr. Kessler for more than 20 years. He is an excellent general and cosmetic dentist who has great rapport with his patients. Being an oral and maxillofacial surgeon I have had the oppor...Read More
Nov 30, 2012
Dr. Kessler is an exceptional dentist. I have the distinct privilege to work with him on a daily basis and I am constantly impressed by his technical skill and caring nature.
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Thx so much for your thots. Do use both Xylimelts & Biotene. :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rutgers University
MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
MD

Residency

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Residency

ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Dentist, Main Line Today Magazine
Top Doctor, Third Place, the Philadelphia Region - Spring
2017
Top Dentist, First Place, Pennsylvania - Spring
2017

Affiliations

American Dental Association
Montgomery Bucks Dental Society
Academy of General Dentistry
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