Doctor Q&A for Dr. Kirk Yen

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirk Yen
Dr. Kirk Yen answered
38 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See an oral surgeon: Most likely you fractured the bone that supports the teeth in the jaw, crestal bone. If the teeth is mobile when you touch it it is likely fracture ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirk Yen
Dr. Kirk Yen answered
38 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Occlusal trauma: Fair percentage of people under stress exhibited clenching or grinding of their teeth. Prolonged clenching caused the teeth to come together for long ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirk Yen
Dr. Kirk Yen answered
38 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Have it evaluated: Wisdom teeth are frequently in a malposed position that makes it difficult or impossible to keep clean. That can caused gum disease problem which can ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirk Yen
Dr. Kirk Yen answered
38 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Caries: It is extremely important to maintain excellent oral hygiene and oral habits while wearing braces since the irregular shape and flanges can trap many ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirk Yen
Dr. Kirk Yen answered
38 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Not often: 'Thee root canal is used to remove the mostly necrotic tissue and nerve from the tooth which causes pain/swelling. Depending on amount of infec ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirk Yen
Dr. Kirk Yen answered
38 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Be gentle : Like other wounds in the body, keep it clean. Gentle rinsing with salt water, 1/2 tsp of salt with one cup of warm water and rinse 3 to 4 times a day. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirk Yen
Dr. Kirk Yen answered
38 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Why extract?: Was the cavity cavity so extensive that the dentist recommend removal? Was it a cosmetic issue that you want to have a more cosmetic crown. Discuss th ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirk Yen
Dr. Kirk Yen answered
38 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Clinical evaluation: Clinical evaluation should be done to see if there are other causes such as periodontal involvement or fractured tooth. If these are ruled out, consi ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirk Yen
Dr. Kirk Yen answered
38 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Evaluation : You have many symptoms that requires comprehensive evaluation and x-ray studies. Other tests may also be needed. I would recommend initial evaluation ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirk Yen
Dr. Kirk Yen answered
38 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Unlikely : The scaler uses water to help remove the deposits from the teeth. The water is also designed to keep the area cool. Properly used it's unlikely to dam ... Read More
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