Dr. Brian H. Jenkins, DDS
Dentist | General Practice13905 E. Noland Ct. Independence MO, 64055
Dr. Brian Jenkins is a Dentist practicing in Independence MO. Wright Dentures and Implants. Dr. Jenkins emphasizes in placing dental implants and sinus lifts as well as bone grafting/augmentation. He is also trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleanings, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others such as same day dentures.
Dr. Brian H. Jenkins, DDS's Expert Contributions
You can eat now unless your orthodontist specifically said no. Dr. J READ MORE
I would take them to your dentist. Sometimes it can void the warranty if you damage the denture experimenting. My hygienist cleans my denture patients dentures. Sometimes a multi step process. Ultrasonic cleaner like a jeweler uses… a mechanical ultrasonic scaler and also soaking in Polident etc. Also manually with a toothbrush cleaning. I’d have to see it. Dr. J READ MORE
If it’s still hurting after 3 days that is unusual. I also don’t know the severity of your individual condition so it could be normal. It’s just not typical. You should be on antibiotics regardless. I would contact your endodontist or general dentist who did your root canal for a follow up. Dr. J READ MORE
Yes. Dr. J READ MORE
Hello that’s subjective. Typically yes but they are plastic. Sometimes porcelain. READ MORE
Hello. Yes it’s normal in the first few days after extractions and dentures placed. If you’re on blood thinners, contact your MD that placed you on the medication. It also depends on how much your bleeding. Hard to quantify via email what volume is “normal” per say. Seeping is normal, but apply mild pressure biting on gauze or any paper towel for at least 15 minutes. Then check for seeping blood again. If blood is squirting out go to the ER. Essentially, pressure and time typically stops bleeding if not on blood thinners. Ask more questions if you have them. Dr. J P.S. Yes try and contact your dentist or oral surgeon for advice if none was given post op. READ MORE
Typically it’s painless and should be. Just some temperature sensitivity short-term. READ MORE
Hello. Not sure 100% what you mean by jawline. It will not affect you phenotypically or aesthetically ever. Dr. J READ MORE
Yes. If your dentist decides it’s necessary. Typically, wisdom teeth are extracted or not in biting occlusion so not needed. They contribute to periodontal issues (gum problems) in “some” patients as well. If you are chewing with them, and have a healthy periodontal condition around them… then yes it makes sense to spend money restoring them many times. Again, it’s a patient to a patient situation. Go to a dentist you can always trust. READ MORE
It’s not painful during the procedure because you should have proper local anesthesia. Afterward, it’s common to have temperature sensitivity. Huge variances in range of sensitivity if any. Sensitivity, where it’s uncomfortable pain, is rare overall. READ MORE
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Extracting the tooth is the fastest way. Getting a root canal could be a possibility. READ MORE
Hello, A large majority of patients have temperature sensitivity after any new filling and especially a crown. The tooth has a nerve if it doesn’t have a root canal completed. So, when a tooth is drilled on (although your tooth is numb)… the tooth doesn’t necessarily like it. And reacts to temperatures hot and cold usually for only a few days, but can last as long as 6 months…getting less sensitive every month. Many variables to say the least that would take hours to detail. That’s the fast, generic answer, and I wouldn’t worry just yet. Definitely ask your dentist for a follow-up if pain or sensitivity increases going forward. Also, avoid extreme temperatures (coffee or ice cream, etc.) during the entire time you have symptoms until they pass. Dr. J READ MORE
No. Food frequently gets packed in and around the extraction socket site. It can produce a foul smell until flushed and cleaned properly. If 48 hours have passed, typically you’re safe to irrigate the socket. Do not poke inside it… just use a plastic big tip syringe and flush with warm water. Other solutions can be better based on your specific condition. Dr. J READ MORE
Hello. Treating gum disease requires procedures from your dentist/periodontist and hygienist. They will recommend a proper toothpaste and oral home care regimen based on your individual condition. The severity varies greatly as does the treatment recommendations and products to use at home. Dr. J READ MORE
Hello! It depends on the hygienist or doctor doing it. Typically it done in quadrants if the entire mouth is needing treated. I guess an average would be 30 minutes per quadrant. Again this varies on the severity of the periodontal condition. More advanced cases take an hour per quadrant. 4 quadrants are in the mouth. Upper right, Upper Left etc. Dr. J READ MORE
Hello, If you have normal typical dentures, you just use adhesive sticky brands to help hold them in like everyone has done for decades, etc. The other option is to still have the same denture, but it snaps onto implants that are essentially screws in your jawbone. You can’t feel the implants like a tooth. Just a prosthetic screw that locks onto the dentures. 2 different implant denture types: 1. Snaps on and can come in/out at will. 2. Permanent implant dentures you cannot take out. The doc will take them out with specific instruments every 6 months and clean under. But much less hassle vs. the snap in/out type. However, the ones you can’t take out average 50K top and bottom. The snap in/out type are half the cost. Regular dentures with no implants is what everyone had until the last few decades. So, no harm in getting those first and saving the money for the snap in type or Ferrari luxury type that never come out except for 6-month hygiene maintenance. My cost is 16K all in for the snap in type. I have many patients fly in because they save $9,000 or more. I own wright dentures and implants. READ MORE
It’s not necessarily normal but not rare either. A lot depends on your gum conditions separate from the crown being done. Dr. J READ MORE
Simple incision and flap. Elevate the tooth out, pack, suture and done. Dr. J READ MORE
No. It’s an inflammatory issue not infectious. READ MORE
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Patient Experience with Dr. Jenkins
Dr. Jenkins is a dentist who is widely recognized for his gentle care of patients of all ages. Being a fervent believer in comprehensive dentistry, he works very closely with his patients to create and implement an appropriate dental care plan. He has the solution for every dental problem and always strives to provide his patients with the highest quality of care.
Dr. Jenkins has more than two decades of extensive expertise in his field. He is particularly well-versed in dental implants with sinus lifts and bone augmentation.
Dr. Jenkins completed his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Missouri Western State University in 1993. Thereafter, he went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry in 1997.
Dentistry, also known as Dental and Oral Medicine, is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity. Dr. Jenkins strongly believes that dentistry is not just about restoring teeth, but also about restoring smiles and confidence. Indeed, dentistry has enabled him to grow, influence, and thrive in his field.
Dr. Jenkins has spent most of his years going on dental mission trips to China, Jamaica, and Thailand. He has also been actively involved in charities.
Dr. Jenkins resides in Kansas City, Missouri. He lives there with his wife, Shannon, and their four children - Brian Jr., Gabriel, Lilly, and Brooke. In his spare time, Dr. Jenkins enjoys spending quality time with his family, traveling, as well as camping. He is also an avid lover of golf.
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