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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 dentists treat pulpitis?

Irreversible pulpitis is not treatable & the tooth will need to be extracted or root canaled. Reversible pulpitis can be treated with a bite adjustment, steroids, and/or time. READ MORE
Irreversible pulpitis is not treatable & the tooth will need to be extracted or root canaled. Reversible pulpitis can be treated with a bite adjustment, steroids, and/or time.

Is it okay to use Sensodyne every day?

Yes but it looses it’s effect after awhile. It’s good to cycle it every 3-4 months.

How long after teeth extraction will I get dentures?

Depends on the dentist but it’s best to wait up to 6-12 weeks after extraction to get traditional dentures.

Can mucocele be removed by laser?

Yes, but usually they are surgically removed.

Do they give anesthesia a for permanent crown?

Traditionally local anesthesia is given for a crown. Some offices offer sedation as well.

What can I eat after molar extraction?

Basically anything. I’d avoid things with edges like chips.

Can I treat gingivitis myself?

Usually, yes. Brush and floss 2x per day. If there are tarter deposits, they will need to be removed by a hygienist.

Are self-ligating braces worth it?

Very difficult to answer without knowledge of the situation. Self ligating bracket are effective in straightening teeth.

Do dentists numb you for crowns?

With a local injection.

What painkiller can I take for TMJ?

Aleve works well, but it’s best that you see a dentist that is familiar with TMD and sleep apnea to find the root cause of your pain.

How long are teeth sensitive after bonding?

It is normal to have sensitivity after dental restorations. The sensitivity can last up to 6 weeks. If it becomes problematic, let your dentist know.

Is mouthwash good for dental crowns?

It doesn’t hurt. It helps the tooth stay strong.

Is retreatment of the root canal painful?

I’ve had many patients need retreatment of a root canal & I have never heard them complain about pain.

Is pinhole gum surgery better than gum graft?

Extremely technical question that’s very difficult to answer without seeing your specific case. My advice would be to find a periodontist in your area that is active in a local READ MORE
Extremely technical question that’s very difficult to answer without seeing your specific case. My advice would be to find a periodontist in your area that is active in a local Spear or Seattle Study Club and ask their opinion about your case.

Is it normal for a tooth filling to be sensitive?

It extremely normal to have sensitivity after a filling. It should go away after a few days up to 2-3 weeks. If it doesn’t, you may need to have it adjusted.

Do braces weaken your teeth?

No orthodontics do not weaken teeth, in fact they make them stronger by making them easier to clean and helping them to distribute forces better. That being said, if you don’t READ MORE
No orthodontics do not weaken teeth, in fact they make them stronger by making them easier to clean and helping them to distribute forces better. That being said, if you don’t clean you teeth well while wearing braces, you run a higher risk of developing cavities because the braces will hold food close to the teeth. So make sure that you brush after every meal.

Is Invisalign as good as dental braces?

It can be. It all really depends on the case.