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Kirk Harvey

Dentist

<p>Dr. Kirk Harvey is a Dentist practicing in Windsor and Erie, CO. Dr. Harvey specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dr. Harvey is trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleanings, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing oral examinations so that patients can recieve the personal care they need and deserve that is specific to their dental concerns.</p>
3 years Experience
Kirk Harvey
  • Windsor, CO
  • Midwestern University: AZ
  • Accepting new patients

Why does my tooth feels sharp after a filling?

Your tooth feels sharp because the filling that was placed was not smoothed/finished efficiently enough via the acting dentist. The filling just needs to be polished and refined READ MORE
Your tooth feels sharp because the filling that was placed was not smoothed/finished efficiently enough via the acting dentist. The filling just needs to be polished and refined to where you do not feel any sharpness anymore

How many teeth can an implant hold?

Ideally, you want one implant to hold one tooth, but there are situations where you can place one implant and have two teeth/crowns attached to it. But generally speaking, the READ MORE
Ideally, you want one implant to hold one tooth, but there are situations where you can place one implant and have two teeth/crowns attached to it. But generally speaking, the rule with implants should be one for one: one implant crown attached to one implant.

What happens if a blood clot forms after tooth extraction?

Blood clots are what doctors want after a tooth has been extracted. If the blood clot has expanded beyond the area the tooth extraction was, then there is a problem. But if a tooth READ MORE
Blood clots are what doctors want after a tooth has been extracted. If the blood clot has expanded beyond the area the tooth extraction was, then there is a problem. But if a tooth is extracted, doctors want a blood clot to form as fast as possible as the blood clot will contain all your bodies healing cells and aid the healing process post extraction.

Does crown lengthening hurt?

Crown lengthening is like any surgical procedure, where you should not feel pain during the procedure, if you do, then you will need to inform the doctor that you need more anesthetic. READ MORE
Crown lengthening is like any surgical procedure, where you should not feel pain during the procedure, if you do, then you will need to inform the doctor that you need more anesthetic. After the crown lengthening procedure, you will experience some soreness for a few days as the area is seeking to heal.
If you compare a tooth extraction to crown lengthening, crown lengthening will be less traumatic to you and the area under treatment.

What is the difference between gingivitis and periodontitis?

Gingivitis is when your gums have inflammation and you have the start of gum disease. Periodontitis is when you start experiencing bone loss around the teeth due to prolonged, READ MORE
Gingivitis is when your gums have inflammation and you have the start of gum disease.
Periodontitis is when you start experiencing bone loss around the teeth due to prolonged, untreated gingivitis. Gingivitis can and will lead to periodontitis if you do not start taking care of your gums,

Can you talk after dental implants?

Once you get a dental implant, you basically treat the implant tooth like a real tooth. Depending on the location of the implants, you may have some adjustment to the implant with READ MORE
Once you get a dental implant, you basically treat the implant tooth like a real tooth. Depending on the location of the implants, you may have some adjustment to the implant with talking but overall, dental implants are like your other teeth in terms of care and usage.

Can dental anesthesia be used on adults over 80?

Dental anesthesia is safe for patients of all ages. The amount of anesthesia used changes depending on the age of the patient so the risk is administering too much anesthetic, READ MORE
Dental anesthesia is safe for patients of all ages. The amount of anesthesia used changes depending on the age of the patient so the risk is administering too much anesthetic, but the dental anesthesia itself will not be toxic to any elderly patient.

Does root canal infection show up on an x-ray?

Root canal infections may show up on x-rays, but only if the infection has been present for quite sometime. The real sign that you need a root canal is if you have spontaneous READ MORE
Root canal infections may show up on x-rays, but only if the infection has been present for quite sometime. The real sign that you need a root canal is if you have spontaneous throbbing/aching pain that may radiate, the pain causes you to wake up at night, and you have pain to hot/cold food or drinks. Most infections that need a root canal will not show up on the x-ray, but are diagnosed via symptoms you are experiencing.

Is having a dry socket dangerous?

A dry socket is dangerous in that healing in hindered. A dry socket occurs when a blood clot falls out of an extraction site and the bone is re-exposed to the oral environment. READ MORE
A dry socket is dangerous in that healing in hindered. A dry socket occurs when a blood clot falls out of an extraction site and the bone is re-exposed to the oral environment. When you have a dry socket, healing of the area is slowed down and so getting into a dentist and having them place medicine into the dry socket is necessary to allow for proper healing.

Is it ok to sleep with your dentures in?

You do not want to sleep with your dentures, for you want the gums to have chance to relax. If you continually sleep with a denture, you will develop a fungal infection and need READ MORE
You do not want to sleep with your dentures, for you want the gums to have chance to relax. If you continually sleep with a denture, you will develop a fungal infection and need special medication to remove the infection

What is the home remedy for cavity pain?

If you are having pain from a cavity, the only real remedy is removal of the infection and placement of a filling. The biggest thing you can do at home is keep your mouth really READ MORE
If you are having pain from a cavity, the only real remedy is removal of the infection and placement of a filling. The biggest thing you can do at home is keep your mouth really clean and free of sugar, as sugar is just food for bacteria. So every time you eat, brush if you can or swish with water to remove the sugar. But the only true remedy is to see a dentist and have them remove the infection completely.