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Dr. Lawrence Kessler

Periodontics
Miami, FL
57 years experience

Locations

Kessler & Morad Periodontics and Implants

Miami, FL

Address

7400 N Kendall Drive, Suite 601, Miami, FL
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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.

Periodontics

Licenses

United States: Florida

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

304 Answers
13 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Tooth abscess: If the infection is progressing down your neck you need to get rid of the cause of the infection otherwise you run the risk of the problem spreading t... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
See a pediatric dent: Flouride rinses and pills are only available by prescription avoid bottle water as most don't have fluoride.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
No cure available: We can't cure gingivitis what we do is eliminate it thru treatments and teach you how to properly take care and clean your mouth so it doesn't return ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Tooth abscess: Please don't wait!, ! an abscess tooth on the upper jaw in the cuspid area can travel up to the brain get it taken care of see your dentist if you ge... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Ignore: Do floss at least twice a day, do get cleanings every 3 months, do brush your gums and your teeth.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Change mouthwash: you may have reaction to the mouthwash or the alcohol in If you still have a problem then switch to a mouthwash with no alcohol It's all trial and err... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Soft toothbrush: You should always use a soft toothbrush unfortunately once the gums have receded they don't grow back they have been worn away by many factors be g... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
There are multiple c: A dentist needs to check for possible decay, the presence of periodontal disease ie pockets retaining food your physician needs to rule out stomach p... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Laser surgery: Laser surgery does not cause infection but rather seals off the tissues after destroying all the unwanted tissues it sterilizes the treated area.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Laser: A co2 laser basically works on soft tissues rather than bone so it is effective on skin and inside the mouth or other mucosal tissues it vaporizes a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Don't worry: This is a common problem it should be a painless procedure. If it is just for a limited area your post op should be minimal but if you need a ridge r... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Several choices: Commercial mouthwashes as crest and listerine work well but the best is chlorhexadine but that is by prescription. Use an alcohol free mouthwash y... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Have it checked: You can have a salivary gland infection or probably an infection draining into your lymph nodes you need to see an oral surgeon to find out where the... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
See a periodontist: With braces the gums can become very irritated and swollen have a periodontist check you out to make sure there are no deposits below your gums and ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Any swelling of the palate requires checking by the doctor treating your mouth. There are many possibilities for the swelling and you need to have the... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Swollen gums: Are you getting an allergic reaction to some medication or toothpaste? But probably you have gum disease and should be seen by a periodontist who spe... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Talk with the doctor: If the tooth poses a problem talk with your OB doctor and the oral surgeon extracting the tooth is not the problem but the local anesthetic or anti... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Yes: What is happening is the infection in your gums has bacteria and pus that drains away from your gum area and into the adjacent lymph nodes. You dont ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
TEnter an answer sum: The toothbrush only gets the outside surfaces. You need to clean between your teeth where most tooth decay and gum disease start a water-pik alone won... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Get it checked: You may have stomach problems, or gum disease , food retention , tooth decay or even sinus drip have it checked out.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
See a dentist: If your gums are swollen the only way is to find the cause some toothpastes will delay gingivitis but you probably need a good cleaning to remove any... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Toothpaste with fluo: There are many effective toothpastes so far crest pro health, colgate total and listerine are effective for teeth and gums there are many others that... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Good oral hygiene: First of all you must know that there is no cure for gingivitis but elimination of the gum infecxtion. If you dont go for regular cleanings and are go... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Have it checked: yes the abscess can create swelling whichever can disfigure your face but see a dentist to evaluate the true cause of your problem and have them get r... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
See your dentist: many times a rough filling broken tooth or sharp edge on your tooth will irritate your tongue. Have your dentist look for the cause
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Clean and protect it: The gums heal quickly if cleaned our well and covered clean out the cuts with chlorhexadine , or mouthwash like listerine and cover with an ointment ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
No: If your gums are healthy with no pockets you don't need scaling and root planing. Arestin is for early pocketing you need for a periodontist to evalu... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Yes for most people: unless you have a wide ridge of bone of your mandible then it will be difficult to get a seal of the denture to your bone What happens is the denture ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Talk to your orthodo: If your braces are irritating your gums the sharpness of the metal bands and wires can cause this problem also oral hygiene is more difficult and pl... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
See a periodontist: You need to see a periodontist they specialize in these kind of problems. Please dont let it go as it can cause a lot of damage if left untreated.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Eatitng properly: Stay away from sugary foods we recommend a diet rich in fruits vegetables protein and grains. Taking supplements is very questionable at this time ea... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Be more specific: dont understand how proper root planing can cause a hole unless there was decay and the root planing cleaned out the existing soft spot. Have your den... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Be careful: you already know about dry socket so why create problems by smoking which will interfere with proper healing Wait til it all heals or even better yet ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
See a dentist: what you describe can be one of many things If it's on your gum itself it can be an infection or abscess If it is under your tongue it might even be a... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Clefts: Yes these problems develop in utero so children are born with these problems.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
This can happen: Periodontal disease destroys the bone that holds your teeth. As the disease advances your teeth can get loose and eventually fall out. This can happen... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Perfectly fine: To keep it effective you should take it every eight hours that you are up three times in a day.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Be concerned: Get it out Many reasons Can infect your tongue Can hit against your teeth and damage them Can cause gum recession by hitting against it Can affec... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
See a periodontist: There is a good chance you may have a bone defect where the wisdom teeth were extracted especially if they were angled against your second molars thes... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
See a dentist: Besides an infection you could have an allergic reaction or vitamin deficiency. See your dentist to find the answer. Your body is telling you somethin... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
To be expected: If you were diagnosed with strep throat by your doctor then you should be on the proper antibiotic please follow through so you don't develop any lun... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Give it a few days: Always better to take a swab, get a reading to give you the proper medication Since you said you just started taking amoxicillin give it a couple of ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Be specific: who are you asking this question regarding? Is this an infant or small child? As you know toothpaste has proved to be an excellent way to provide fluo... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Periodontitis under : Gingivitis is inflammation and breakdown of the gums or soft tissues but if left untreated the infection and inflammation progresses to the bone cemen... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Bleeding gums: First find out the cause then proper flossing and brushing removing all the gum irritants such as the bacteria laden plaque film and food particles o... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Bad breath: You should see a periodontist who can find where the bad breath is coming from it will never go away on its own if coming from your gums.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Causes of bad breath: Allergic reactions can cause gums to swell and bleed but also stomach problems or stomachallergic reactions can cause bad breath.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Gum disease: You need to know the causes of your swollen and bleeding gums if you have tartar below your gums the problem will not go away until it is removed fl... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
See your doctor: See your docto who extracted your tooth it sounds as if that is necrotic bone which stayed exposed after the extraction have it removed so the gums... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
See a periodontist: Firs5 make sure you only use a soft bristle brush don't suck on acid fruits and see the periodontist who specializes in these problems gum grafting... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kessler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kessler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Nov 26, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Excellent advice that I will take to heart. I know a restorative dentist here that would do his part but cannot control out-of-country possible dilemmas. I will not do t...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! The last time I had a permanent crown removed was a horror. He banged on it 12 very hard times and it did not come off. I told him to stop. He then drilled and levered t...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

northwestern university Feinberg School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1965MD

Awards

Top Periodontist, First Place, Florida - Summer
2013
Top Periodontist, Second Place, National - Spring
2015
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