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Dr. Max Olen Kerr, DDS

Dentist

Dr. Max Kerr is a Dentist practicing in Cedar Park, TX. Dr. Kerr specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
Dr. Max Kerr, DDS
  • Cedar Park, TX
  • Accepting new patients

How do you get rid of a tooth abscess without going to the dentist?

I hate to tell you that you can’t get rid of an abscess without going to the dentist, but you really can’t unless you want to take your own tooth.

How can I use apple cider vinegar without damaging my teeth?

Drinking apple cider vinegar shouldn’t hurt your teeth. Swishing it, is not recommended.

Is it bad to keep mouthwash in your mouth too long?

I guess it depends on how long we are talking, but no, traditionally it is not bad to keep mouthwash in your mouth too long.

How long after a dental implant can you get a dental crown?

Traditionally 3 months, but in a few cases you can crown an implant immediately.

How can I tighten my loose teeth at home?

If you have loose teeth, you got problems. You need to see a dental professional.

How can I tighten my gums around my teeth?

“Loose” gums are normally due to periodontal disease. It is very important that you see a dental professional to help treat any infection present. You will likely need gum therapy. READ MORE
“Loose” gums are normally due to periodontal disease. It is very important that you see a dental professional to help treat any infection present. You will likely need gum therapy.

Does coconut oil kill oral bacteria?

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6817632/ This study concluded that the VCO (Virgin Coconut Oil) could inhibit the growth of S. aureus with destructive mechanisms READ MORE
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6817632/

This study concluded that the VCO (Virgin Coconut Oil) could inhibit the growth of S. aureus with destructive mechanisms of bacterial cell walls and increase the ability of the phagocytic immune cells. These bacteria are not the same bacteria that are found in the oral cavity, so while VCO can kill bacteria, I am not sure that it can help kill oral bacteria.

Do you oil pull before or after brushing?

I’m not sure that it matters, but I would suggest that you brush after.

Can you get a fake tooth after an extraction?

Yep. You can either get something removable to replace the extracted tooth or something permanent like a bridge or an implant.

Can you rub coconut oil on your gums?

Sure. It won’t treat gingivitis or gum disease, but it won’t cause any harm. Go for it.

How long is hospital stay after jaw surgery?

That would depend on the extensiveness of the surgery. Extractions are “out-patient” while reconstruction surgery will require 3-5 days of recovery.

How do you get rid of nerve pain in your tooth?

Usually a root canal or an extraction

Does Invisalign look unnatural?

Usually the purpose of Invisalign is to achieve a straight natural smile. It normally turns out well.

What are modern dental crowns made of?

Traditionally 3 different materials: gold, zirconia, or porcelain

How to fix the uncomfortable feeling of wearing dentures?

Depends on what’s causing the issue. You may need to get new ones if they are old or the ones you have may just need an adjustment. I always tell my denture patients that they READ MORE
Depends on what’s causing the issue. You may need to get new ones if they are old or the ones you have may just need an adjustment. I always tell my denture patients that they never will be comfortable. The body was not designed for dentures. Oftentimes implants can make them more tolerable.

Why are my teeth breaking off?

There are many reasons for brittle and breaking teeth. It could be that you have decay or that you have bruxism (tooth grinding). Bruxism could be a sign of Sleep Apnea.

Does bone grow back after jaw surgery?

Yes, it usually grows back, but not fully.

How long does it take to fix an overbite with Invisalign?

Depends on how bad the overbite is. Oftentimes clear aligners cannot fix an overbite or overjet.

How long does it take for amoxicillin to work for a gum infection?

Traditionally amoxicillin doesn’t work well for gum infections like periodontitis, to relieve that you would need a scaling and root planing. If the infection is related to a READ MORE
Traditionally amoxicillin doesn’t work well for gum infections like periodontitis, to relieve that you would need a scaling and root planing. If the infection is related to a tooth, you will need a root canal or extraction. In this case amoxicillin is often given to reduce the infection to allow for ease of numbing which traditionally takes about 3 days.