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39 West Ludlow Street
Summit Hill, PA 18250
We work to develop a relationship that leads toward health, not just fixing teeth.
The doctor-patient relationship has been and remains a keystone of care. From your first appointment with Dr. Richard, Jennifer or Louis Vermillion to your regular preventive visits we schedule the time to develop this relationship.
For several generations dentistry has been at the forefront of promoting prevention of disease. Self-care and nutrition is proven to prevent and control most dental problems and diseases. Let us help you find a way specific to your condition that allows you to keep you dental problems to a minimum and lead you to better oral health.
Advances in technology and treatment options have given dentistry wonderful treatment options to manage disease, replace missing teeth and restore mouths to a healthier state. Many of our patients' treatment plans take time to develop and sometimes years to complete. We are here to guide you through this process.
Our family and the team at the Vermillion Dental Office has been serving our patients and the community since 1945. Your treatment plan is developed in your best long term interest and our hope is for you to keep your teeth a lifetime. Our goal is to keep treatment affordable for you. The dentists and our team invest significant time in continuing education and office training to bring you the highest level of care you deserve.
Both Dr. Richard and Dr. Jennifer Vermillion have trained extensively at the Pankey Institute. Click on the Pankey Institute logo below to learn how dentists who have trained at the Pankey Institute can assist you. The Pankey Institute provides an exceptional level of advanced dental education, providing you with a well-educated, premier dentist.
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Let Us Help You to Develop Your Treatment Plan for Excellent Oral Health
Our experience over the years has convinced us that everyone can afford excellent oral health. What is necessary is a logical sequencing of care. When this plan is developed you can then proceed at your own pace. This sequencing is the same regardless of how much treatment is needed or how quickly you want it completed.
Everyone has different expectations from dental care. The key is your plan. Some people never move to optimal care and face various uncertainties throughout their lifetime. Some people want the finest care possible immediately. And there are those who do a little at a time until, perhaps years later, they can be considered optimally healthy.
STEP 1: ORAL INFECTION CONTROL
After a comprehensive exam and x-rays we begin treatment with the elimination of active disease, pain and infection. This includes all initial therapy for periodontal (gum) disease and filling of cavities.
STEP 2: BASIC CARE
Control of questionable situations (such as replacement of deteriorating fillings and broken teeth) that will eventually lead to problems, and laying a solid foundation for stable, predictable and comfortable future care.
STEP 3: RESTORATIVE DENTAL CARE
Restorative dental care encompasses the finest treatment available in dentistry today. We restore with the strongest, longest lasting materials, in the best possible bite relationship while maximizing gum health, comfort and cosmetics. Once competed, one has the peace of mind in knowing little, if any, dental care is needed in the foreseeable future.
Professional “check-ups” are necessary throughout your lifetime, but this obviously easier when you are in optimal health.
Once you have a goal, we can work towards it together. When the need arises during complex treatment plans or specialty care is required a referral to a dental specialist may be necessary. We have excellent working relationships and communication with our local dental specialists to make the transition smoothly between offices.
Adult Dentistry: Oral Health and Your Overall Health
Did you know that your oral health can offer clues about your overall health — or that problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body? Understand the intimate connection between oral health and overall health and what you can do to protect yourself.
What's the connection between oral health and overall health?
Like many areas of the body, your mouth is teeming with bacteria — most of them harmless. Normally the body's natural defenses and good oral health care, such as daily brushing and flossing, can keep these bacteria under control. However, without proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits, bacteria can reach levels that might lead to oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease.
In addition, certain medications — such as decongestants, antihistamines, painkillers and diuretics — can reduce saliva flow. Saliva washes away food and neutralizes acids produced by bacteria in the mouth, helping to protect you from microbial invasion or overgrowth that might lead to disease.
Studies also suggest that oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with periodontitis — a severe form of gum disease — might play a role in some diseases. In addition, certain diseases, such as diabetes, can lower the body's resistance to infection, making oral health problems more severe.
How can I maintain my oral health?
Maintaining your oral health starts with practicing good oral hygiene and proper nutrition every day. It includes seeing your dentist and physician regularly.
•Brush your teeth at least twice a day.
•Eat a healthy diet and limit between-meal snacks.
•Schedule regular dental checkups.
Everyone's needs are unique, give us a call to schedule an appointment for us to develop a preventative plan specific to you. Taking care of your oral health is an investment in your overall health.
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Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:00pm
Services We Offer:
Headache and TMJ Pain management
Root Canal Therapy
State of the Art Digital Dentistry
Dental Implant Treatment
Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment
Complex Case Management
Full Mouth Rehabilitation
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