Serving Patients of All Ages for 25+ years
The professional team at Merski Dental is proud to feature state-of-the-art equipment and services so you receive the top notch complete dental care you deserve. We focus on helping you feel pampered, relaxed, and confident about your dental health. Our goal is to provide a full range of services so that you can address all of your dental health needs at Merski Dental, saving both time and unnecessary trips to other specialists. And, complete dental care means Dr. Merski considers not only the best treatment options for each patient, but also keeps in mind cosmetic end results, ensuring your smile is healthy, durable and beautiful.
Expert Dental Services in Erie, PA:
Scheduling routine dental cleanings and exams are important for maintaining good dental and oral health. This is important for patients of any age. During your appointment, our hygienist will remove any tartar and plaque buildup on your teeth to help prevent cavities. In addition, throughout the cleaning, we check for signs of irregularities, oral cancer, and periodontal disease. Cleanings are finished by polishing and flossing your teeth.
At Merski Dental, composite or natural tooth-colored fillings are used to restore cavities and prevent future decay. They save natural tooth structure since they can be placed more conservatively than amalgam/silver fillings. In addition to cavity protection, a filling can protect against broken teeth in the future and provide a tooth with improved stability, color, and strength. Composite material is carefully matched to your tooth structure and color, and provides a restoration option that is virtually undetectable.
For individuals missing most or all of their teeth, dentures provide a great restorative option. Partial dentures are recommended for patients who retain some of their natural teeth. Dentures or partials can be made to look like your natural teeth and may enhance how you look. Full dentures may even give you a better smile than you had before! Together with you, Dr. Merski and his team will determine which restoration option best fits your needs.
Endodontic therapy, or a root canal may be necessary if the pulp of a tooth has become inflamed or abscessed due to large cavities or trauma. This procedure involves cleaning out and disinfecting the tooth’s interior and removing the infected pulp. The canal(s) of the roots are then sealed to prevent future bacterial invasion and the tooth is restored with a filling or a crown, providing a strong end result which restores the tooth to its normal function and strength.
In some extreme cases, extraction of a permanent tooth is the only option. If an extraction is the right treatment option for you, Dr. Merski and his team will work with you to determine the best way to replace the tooth. This preserves the aesthetics of your smile and prevents problems with surrounding teeth.
Children and adolescents have different dental health needs than adults, since they are still growing. Dr. Merski and his professional team focuses on helping younger patients feel safe, comfortable and confident in our care. Our goal is to help children feel at ease before, during and after their dental treatments. Developing a positive association with the dentist at a young age can help your child establish good oral health habits for life.
The VELscope® is a tool used in detecting oral cancer in its earliest stages. Early detection and prevention is key, so annual oral cancer screenings are recommended. Oral cancer is one of the most curable diseases, but it can be difficult to diagnose because many exhibiting symptoms are similar to those associated with other medical conditions. The VELscope® exposes changes and lesions that would otherwise not be visible to the naked eye. It gives our team insight into what is happening beneath the surface of your mouth’s tissues
Dr. Merski and his team provide a full range of same-day dental emergency services including root canals, extractions, denture repairs and fillings. We perform emergency dental care for patients on a daily basis, working to not only get you in and diagnose your emergency, but also provide the treatment options you need. If you are in need of emergency dental care, please contact Merski Dental immediately at 814-825-6648 for care and after hour instructions.
Dr. Merski is pleased to offer help to individuals who suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Sleep apnea is a growing issue and is more serious than snoring. It causes the soft tissue in a patient’s throat to repeatedly collapse and block air from entering the lungs. This reduced or complete pause in breathing can last anywhere from seconds to a minute or more. Episodes like this can occur hundreds of times a night, and can result in significantly lower levels of oxygen in the blood. Individuals who suffer from sleep apnea are often unaware of their condition and think they sleep well. The most common symptoms reported are daytime drowsiness and complaints of snoring or breathing cessations observed by a bed partner. Contact our office and schedule a free consultation. You may also visit our partner website at http://www.mysleepapneatest.com to learn more about this condition
Merski Dental offers a full suite of cosmetic dentistry services, in addition to our general dental care. Our expert cosmetic services — ranging from teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, bridges to complete smile makeovers, are designed to help restore aesthetics, strength and confidence to your smile
The primary purpose of a dental crown (also known as a cap) is to reinstate the strength of the tooth that has been compromised by cracks, wear, or missing tooth structure. Dr. Merski and his team strongly believe that a better smile leads to a better life. This is why we offer a variety of dental crowns and veneer options that fit your cosmetic goals and financial needs.