Dr. Lon Kessler

Dentistry
Phoenixville, PA
male

Locations

Office

Phoenixville

Address

1150 Valley Forge Road, Suite 101, Phoenixville
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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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
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Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

79 Answers
8 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
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No concern: Flouride found in drinking water is regulated and safe. I recommend using toothpaste with flouride.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
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Helps with treatment: It is necessary for the dentist to study how your teeth come together so that he/she may properly treat you.
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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
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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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
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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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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Prevents infection: If you the area where the tooth was extracted free of debris by rinsing with salt water you are less likely to get an infection in that area. Warm... Read More
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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
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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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
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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
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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
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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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
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Nightguard: You should ask your dentist about a night guard. It is possible that you have TMJ or possibly an abscessed tooth.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
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Varies: An average overhead is about 75%.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
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Yes: Iodized salt is fine to use asa a rinse.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
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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
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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.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
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Cost Varies: The cost of an Implant varies depending upon the type of restoration needed and additional procedures such as bone grafting that may be required. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
Specializes in Dentistry
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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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Implant: The missing tooth can be replaced by a dental implant, bridge or partial denture. You need to discuss with your dentist the best option that would wor... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
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Different functions: A Dental Assistant will assist the dentist while he/she performs various procedures on patients. A Dental Hygienist is responsible for cleaning teeth... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
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Abcess: Could possibly be a small abcess(fistula) forming. Check with your dentist.
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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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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
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Possible infection: Pressure on your teeth may be due to a gum irritation caused by impacted food or the nerve of your tooth may be compromised. Either scenario may lead ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
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Porcelain Veneers: Porcelain veneers may be used to close the gaps. . I am not familiar with any surgical options. Orthodontics(braces) is still your best option.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
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Most likely: Amoxicillin is generally safe however, you should check with your physician before taking any antibiotics while pregnant.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
Specializes in Dentistry
Hard to avoid: It is hard to avoid grinding your teeth. You may grind more under stressful situations. I would check with your dentist to see if a night guard would... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Maybe: Doctors may refer to dentists who they know if they are both on the staff of the hospital. Some hospitals have dental clinics. Most dentists practice ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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Very Unlikely: It is very unlikely that a Dental Hygienist will cause any damage to the teeth and surrounding gum tissue. A patient may experience some discomfort i... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
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No: A gingivectomy will not affect your porcelain crown but there may be a cosmetic effect if it is a front tooth
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes: It is okay to keep wearing your invisalign aligners. I recommend cleaning them thouroughly every night with liquid soap and water or an appliance clea... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes: Otc mouthguards may be useful short term till you can see your dentist. They do not fit as well as a custom made night guard . They also do not last v... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
Specializes in Dentistry
Good Hygiene: Good oral hygiene (brushing, flossing, use of a tongue cleaner) along with mouthrinses containing chlorine dioxide , sodium chlorite or zinc chloride... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
Specializes in Dentistry
Maybe: Most likely you may need to replace at least one of the teeth with a bridge or implant. Braces may also be indicated along with the tooth replacement.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
Specializes in Dentistry
Position of teeth: Wisdom teeth are usually removed because they are impacted or look like they will not erupt in proper position. Often times there is no pain associat... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
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Avoid dentures: You should try and hold on to as many teeth as possible as long as they hjave good long term prognosis especially at your age . A partial denture may ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
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Cervical Sensitivity: Cervical (gum line) sensitivity often occurs when the gums are receded and a more sensitive portion of the tooth is exposed. I would suggest a sensi... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
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Depends on situation: Treatment times vary depending on the position of your teeth. Your orthodontist or dentist can answer that question.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
Specializes in Dentistry
Will fall out: In children, it is best to let primary(baby) teeth fall out on their own. However sometimes the tooth may need to be removed if it is very uncomfortab... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
Specializes in Dentistry
Enclosed pus: A tooth abscess or root abscess is pus enclosed in the tissues of the jaw bone at the tip of an infected tooth.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
Specializes in Dentistry
Topical anesthetic: Orajel is an over-the-counter medication that contains a topical anesthetic called benzocaine. Pain relief comes quickly after application of the oraj... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
Specializes in Dentistry
Nothing: It is the sugar and acidity of all sodas including root beer that is harmful.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
Specializes in Dentistry
No: Healthy gums should be firm around your teeth and have a pink color. I would recommend seeing your dentist to determine the cues of your gums pulling... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
Specializes in Dentistry
No: Most patients are anesthetized prior to scaling to provide a more comfortable experience
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes: Your dentist can make you "immediate dentures" which can be inserted when the teeth are removed. Usually the immeduate denture will have to be reline... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
Specializes in Dentistry
Fracture: If antibiotics have already been prescribed, it is possible that your tooth is fractured. You should be evaluated by the endodontist or your dentist.
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A male asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
Specializes in Dentistry
Highly unlikely: Abscessed teeth will result in infection but, not blood poisoning. Either way, a root canal or extraction if necessary will take care of the problem.... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
Specializes in Dentistry
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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
Specializes in Dentistry
Local Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is used for most dental procedures so you will fell no discomfort.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
Specializes in Dentistry
Remove it: It is best to remove any dental wax prior to eating.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
Specializes in Dentistry
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
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
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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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

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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