Doctor Q&A for Dr. Bruce Terry

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
NO: If you are numbed with a local anesthetic you will feel nothing during the procedure and for a few hours afterwards.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Bad Science: The Internet is full of pseudo science and misinformation. Over 20 million root canal treatments are performed in the U.S. each year. Like anything ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Space inside tooth: All teeth are hollow on the inside. They are filled with nerves and blood vessels(pulp) If you get a deep cavity or a crack in your tooth bacteria ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Yes: Carbocaine is designed for those individuals with Epinephrine sensitivity. Someone who has cardiac disease or sensitivity to Epinephrine will need Ca ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Pulp Testing: A dentist or root canal specialist will test your tooth/teeth and see if you have abnormal results in one tooth. You may have something visible on a ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Yes: Chlorine or bleach has been used to clean root canals since the 1950's and probably earlier. Not only does it help kill the bacteria but it also help ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Give it time: Dental treatment often is like a bruised knee. It's sore and needs a little time to settle down. Avoid chewing on hard foods and avoid chewing gum. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
At least 1-2 weeks: You want to make sure that you are asymptomatic. No swelling, no pain to chewing and no sensitivity to temperature. If you don't feel 100% make sure ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Contact your dentist: If you are wearing it all the time and it's uncomfortable you should contact your orthodontist. A small adjustment may be needed.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Post nasal drip?: Could be post nasal discharge or gastric reflux?
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