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Dr. Kenneth Comer

Dentistry
Amarillo, TX
37 years experience male

Locations

Office

Amarillo, TX

Address

4600 W Interstate 40 Ste 302, Amarillo, TX
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Amarillo, TX

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Dentistry

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28 Answers
16 Agrees
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Comer
Dentistry 37 years experience
Multiple: A teeth cleaning is a generic term. Their are a range if procedures and cleanings that range from simple hour long procedures to complex 4 hour multip... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Comer
Dentistry 37 years experience
NO: Antibiotics are not for everyday use. Their use could be warranted if you had a condition that caused you to need to be premedicated like a heart or j... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Comer
Dentistry 37 years experience
Usually: Usually extracting these teeth is a preventative measure to avoid future issues. Why not do it in one shot and avoid multiple appts and multiple insta... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Comer
Dentistry 37 years experience
Yes and no: There is school of thought that the oral environment and ph are effected by the natural bacteria and enzymes in our mouths. Some of these might have a... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Comer
Dentistry 37 years experience
Yes: It is recommended to place a crown after a root canal. If you choose to ignore this recommendation you will likely break the tooth and need it removed... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Comer
Dentistry 37 years experience
No: Its not necessary but it helps the healing process. Try using less salt and more water.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Comer
Dentistry 37 years experience
1-2 days: You can and should resume brushing after 1 day but avoid any irritated areas and rinse with salt water.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Comer
Dentistry 37 years experience
Ceramics: Dental veneers can be made of composite resin or some type of ceramic. Typically they are a type of ceramic. Most commonly a porcelain material but ca... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Comer
Dentistry 37 years experience
Occlusion: Typically this is caused by the filling needing to be adjusted. The way the teeth fit together will cause this. A simple .5 minute adjustment will usu... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Comer
Dentistry 37 years experience
Very difficult: Its very difficult but can happen. See your doctor and get treatment quickly you dont want to loose that graft.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Comer
Dentistry 37 years experience
May be related: Teething will definitely cause drooling and sometimes a mild fever. Its doubtful that its associated with a cough though.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Comer
Dentistry 37 years experience
Bondo: If you need a crown their is a reason. An alternative is a large filling. This may or may not be an option in your case. A large filling or "bondo job... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Comer
Dentistry 37 years experience
Swelling discomfort: You should expect some swelling and maybe some discomfort but not something that is uncontrollable. Stitches are usually placed and will dissolve or b... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Comer
Dentistry 37 years experience
Hours: Oral herpes can come about at anytime if you've been exposed to the virus. Typically the virus lies dormant until a stressful event. When these events... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Comer
Dentistry 37 years experience
Large defect: Sometimes its necessary to place a bone graft when removing teeth to protect the nerve in the jaw but usually to preserve bone on the back side of the... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Comer
Dentistry 37 years experience
Sometimes: Due to location of the nerve in the jaw this is sometimes a side effect of removing wisdom teeth. Their may or may not have been any way to avoid it.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Comer
Dentistry 37 years experience
Ignorance/neglect: Most common reason people have bad teeth are due to neglect caused by ignorance. If parents dont take their children to the dentist as they grow the k... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Comer
Dentistry 37 years experience
3-6 months: Typically 3-6 months for the socket to fully heal.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Comer
Dentistry 37 years experience
Get it checked: It hard to say but could be torus palatinus but these usually aren't painful unless its injured. Beat bet is to get it checked. It might need to be bi... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Comer
Dentistry 37 years experience
Probably not: Green tea is a herbal anti inflammatory but probably won't do much for gingivitis. There is usually a cause for gingivitis and until the cause is trea... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Comer
Dentistry 37 years experience
More than likely: Lots of headaches are started and caused by the muscles of mastication. If a tooth or wisdom tooth is causing a malocclusion issue, (teeth fit togethe... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Comer
Dentistry 37 years experience
Brush, floss, floss: Your dentist needs to treat gum disease but in order to stop the process they need your help by brushing with proper technique and flossing, flossing,... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Comer
Dentistry 37 years experience
Occlusion: The most common reason but jot the only reason for pain in the TMJ joint is occlusion that is unbalanced. Occlusion is the way your teeth fit together... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Comer
Dentistry 37 years experience
Yes: Typically wisdom tooth pain is associated with gum tissue becoming inflamed around the erupting tooth. This may go away over time but will more than l... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Comer
Dentistry 37 years experience
Not always: Bleeding gums is an indicator to gum disease but its not the only indicator. Gums can bleed due to different reasons like hormones during pregnancy. I... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Comer
Dentistry 37 years experience
Most do: Most composite fillings contain bisphenol.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Comer
Dentistry 37 years experience
Numerous things: Burning mouth syndrome is difficult to detect and treat but usually its due to some type of vitamin deficiency.
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A member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Comer
Dentistry 37 years experience
Infection: A lymph node is basically the body's filter. If you have infection your body sends white blood cells to fight the infection. This causes these cells t... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Comer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Comer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Dentistry
Graduated 1985MD

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Dentistry
Graduated 1985MD
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