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Kayla Danelle Fry

Dentist | General Practice

Dr. Kayla Fry is a Dentist practicing in Marshall, Texas. Dr. Fry 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.
2 years Experience
Kayla Danelle Fry
  • Marshall, Texas
  • UT Houston School of Dentistry
  • Accepting new patients

Do I really need teeth cleanings every 6 months?

This is definitely true. It would really be more wonderful if dental insurances wouldn’t be the deciding factor on our patients’s oral health. Plaque starts to accumulate every READ MORE
This is definitely true. It would really be more wonderful if dental insurances wouldn’t be the deciding factor on our patients’s oral health. Plaque starts to accumulate every day on your teeth and any places that are missed frequently when brushing or flossing then turns to what is called calculus. Its a stone like formation on and around your teeth and takes no longer than 3 months to reform on your teeth. It has a terrible odor and starts to irritate your gums and bone around the teeth and the longer it sits there without being removed the more damage it does. Causing you to start having receding gum tissue and bone loss around your teeth leading to periodontitis. Once plaque has transition to calculus, you can no longer clean it off on your own. It will have to be manually debrided off by a dental hygienist. This is why it is recommended to have your teeth cleaned at the very least every 6 months. Insurance companies are what regulate the 6 month rule. Ideally every 3-4 months would be more beneficial.

Why are my teeth so sensitive to different tempteratures?

Your mostly like cause for the sudden sensitivity is the starting of gingival recession. These can be caused by different factors but most likely it has to do with your teeth brushing. READ MORE
Your mostly like cause for the sudden sensitivity is the starting of gingival recession. These can be caused by different factors but most likely it has to do with your teeth brushing. You need to make sure you are brushing your bristles of your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle down into the gumlines of your teeth not directly at them. Also, the type of toothbrush you are using like extra soft, soft, medium and hard matter. Always the softer the better. Lastly, the pressure you are applying when brushing needs to be light, steady, and consistent. Using a prescription toothpaste like Prevident for sensitivity or going to your dentist and getting fluoride varnish applied to your teeth will help tremendously with your sensitivity. Best of luck!

I think I have infected soft pulp tissue in my back tooth. What's the treatment for this?

If you have a tooth with infected pulp tissue, the goal is to get rid of the infection to get your mouth and body back to optimal health. The only methods for ridding a tooth of READ MORE
If you have a tooth with infected pulp tissue, the goal is to get rid of the infection to get your mouth and body back to optimal health. The only methods for ridding a tooth of an infected pulp is either take the tooth out by an extraction or to do a root canal to clean the infected pulp tissue out of the tooth but still be able to keep your tooth. But always remember if you go the root canal route, you always need to follow that with a crown to properly seal off the root canal to prevent reinfection. Also, before these two options are even considered is based on the prognosis and restorability of the tooth. Like the remaining tooth structure, the periodontal health of the tooth, the necessity to save the tooth, crown to root ration, etc.
Hope that answers your question.