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Dr. Kevin Nail

Dentistry
Cypress, TX
13 years experience male

Locations

Kevin Nail DDS

Houston, TX

Address

15757 FM-529, Suite A, Houston, TX, US
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My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

UnitedHealthcare

Cigna

About

Bio

Dr. Kevin Nail served in the United States Air Force as a general dentist for 4 years prior to going into private practice. Dr. Nail currently practices kevin Nail DDS in a Houston, TX. Dr. Nail enjoys cosmetic dentistry and treating children. Dr. Nail continues to pursue excellence through continuing education. Dr. Nail is a proud Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry as well a Diplomate in The International Dental Implant Association. Currently practicing in Houston, TX, Copperfield Area. Visit us ar our website http://kevinnaildds.com or call 281-550-9054 for an appointment

Specialties
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Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Licenses

United States: Texas

Doctor Q&A

254 Answers
120 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Dental anesthesia: Yes, but this doesn't happen very often. Of all surgeries done every day, you only rarely see this and it's not due to removing the wisdom teeth (or t... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Dry socket: You could have alveolar osteitis...aka dry socket. If you are not in pain then I wouldn't worry too much about the looks yet. If you start getting an ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Dental caries: Caries is the technical term for a cavity/demineralization of tooth structure
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Dental Fluorosis: Fluorosis occurs from systemic ingestion of tooth much fluoride during tooth development (meaning before they erupt). Fluorosis can be treated cosmeti... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Sex and surgery: Only if you use a condom. Lol. Seriously it probably won't cause any issues unless you get really physical during intercourse and really raise your bl... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Gingivitis: Yes, you will be fine. Stop dipping though because you don't want to put yourself at higher risk to oral cancer. Gingivitis will go away with improved... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Extraction: Your doctor will numb the are with local anesthetic and wiggled the tooth out with pressure. If the tooth is badly decayed, broken down, or has a roo... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Ignore: Do choose a dentist with experience. Don't price shop for the lowest fees.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Abdominals: Happens all the time to me too....it's just cramping of the muscles from overuse. Once you build up your tolerance to the amount of ab exercises you d... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Toothpaste : Baking soda is very abrasive and rough on teeth like sandpaper is to wood. While baking soda is good at removing external stains, it can cause excessi... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Beer with RCT: Alcohol after a root canal is my recommended choice for pain (lol). Seriously, shouldn't be a problem unless you are taking pain meds or antibiotics ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Toothache: How long ago did you have the first half of the root canal completed? If you are experiencing pain, then I would call your dentist and let them know.... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Oral lesion: This is not likely oral cancer if it is waxing and waning. I would recommend seeing your dentist for a exam so you can figure out what your problem i... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Root Canal: The answer is yes, in an ideal world. The reality is that if a canal/canals in a tooth are extremely calcified, they may not be able to be accessed w... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Tooth whitening: Tooth whitening will not whiten fillings, crowns, or plastic fake teeth. If you whiten, make sure to not whiten lighter than these teeth. If you want... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Wisdom teeth: No, your dentist will give you local anesthetic to numb the teeth, gums, and jaws. You may choose to do sedation of some sort anywhere form nitrous o... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Exostoses: Exostoses refers to extra bone in the jaw on the cheek side of the teeth. I have never heard of this. Is it possible your had exostoses before the tr... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Root Canal: This can happen. Is the tooth feeling better? Many times the bruising is secondary to the injection of anesthetic.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Tooth decay: It's usually dark orange/brown/black and dull. Decay can be slightly different colors on different people and teeth. If you are concerned, go see you... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Dental cavities: Yes, see a dentist for an exam. I have not ever seen a study linking hard water to tooth decay. If your water is lacking fluoride you could be at inc... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Cosmetic dentistry: I always complete needed work and remove cavities on my patients prior to cosmetic treatment. I also make sure my patients have acceptable oral hygie... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Root canal: The second half of the root canal should be the same or better than the first appointment if needed. I am assuming your dentist placed some medicine ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Ignore: Just like teeth, dental implants can be lost due to bone/attachment loss.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Toothache: The answer is possibly yes depending on the source of the toothache. The problem is that usually this means the nerve or the tooth has died or possibl... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Dental injection: You likely passed out due to anxiety or psychogenic shock. The tingle or shock in the tongue you felt is related to the anesthesia or needle being clo... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Ignore: Over the counter medications can help with healing.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Pay: Pay attention to the signs that your cold sore is coming on.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Ignore: Ask your doctor an antiviral medication such as valtrex (valacyclovir) to minimize your outbreak.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Tooth whitening: DIY bleaching kits can work. Over the counter kits such as crest white strips that can be purchased at most any drug store work well and are very aff... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Pain medicine: You can take them together if you want. The hydrocodone you are taking is probably combined with acetaminophen. Don't take more than 3,000 mg of acet... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Maryland bridge: The most common problem with maryland bridges is debunking of the bridge from the teeth. Lava doesn't tend to bond well to the teeth. I would not choo... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Tooth whitening: As with all whitening products, the results are not permanent. If you don't periodically do a touch up whitening, your teeth will darken/stain again.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Wisdom teeth: Yes it is. In fact some people have any more than that. It's not very on though. I have seen a patient without any known syndrome with 8 wisdom teeth.... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Cosmetic dentistry: Either one will be fine, as long as your particular situation is good for an invisalign case. Since both providers do a lot of invisalign, they should... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Dental crown: A dental crown is put on he top of the tooth structure to replace your missing enamel and dentin of the tooth. A post is placed typically when a tooth... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Carbocaine for RCT: Carbocaine will work well for a root canal. Often this is the drug of choice when swelling is present and a patient has difficulty getting numb. I ty... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Call your dentist/surgeon and go back in for a follow up visit. Sometimes you can have a piece of bone that sloughs off in the area and cause issues
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Immediately…those things are good for post operative meals because they are soft
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Dental caries: Yes...this is called referred pain. It happens quite often. That is why a thorough dental examination is needed including proper X-rays to ensure trea... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Root canal: This can be done. It is more challenging than doing it without the crown/bridge on but the cost of cutting the bridge off to do the root canal isuch g... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Chlorhexidine: The mouthwash you were likely given is 0.12% Chlorhexidine and goes by the names of perioguard or perished. It can cause a little burning due to its a... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Pregnancy: Go take a pregnancy test. Have you missed your period? I am not a MD, but quit worrying and take a test. Home tests are really accurate from the da... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Tooth pain: is it possible that you are running outside in the cold weather. Running in the cold can cause the sensitivity you are speaking of. Another possibilit... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Sinus infection: Are you having any congestion? Maybe you have a sinus infection coming on. I recommend seeing your primary care doctor or ENT if this problem continue... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Dental lesion: Do you know any cause for this red bump? spicy foods? trauma? hot liquid burn? new toothpaste? The red bump you are talking about might be one of th... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Nutrition: If it is truly fresh juice without sugar added then the nutrition is there. Most fruit juices purchased at the store are from concentrate with added s... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Valsalva: Chewing or yawning will help release the pressure. A valsalva maneuver where you hold your nose (pinch it) and blow gently will equalize the pressure ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Orthodontic : Could be 2 to 3 years depending on other issues such as crowding and malpositioning of teeth. If your bite is bad enough, surgery could be required t... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 13 years experience
Tooth: Go see the dentist that placed the crown for an evaluation...you probably just chipped some porcelain...no big deal
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Testimonials
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Mar 23, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nail is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nail is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have lortab. So narcotics are the next best pain med even though I don't like them.I'm losing weight & don't want another biopsy so I'll take it.tks
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This was very helpful. Thanks! My dentist is pushing for laser removal; ENT said surgery. Very confusing but appreciate your answer. Really don't want scars on my lower lip though
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Dr. THANK YOU..IVE BEEN SO SCARED TO EAT..IVE LOST 6 POUNDS IN 8 DAYS. .I HOPE ILL BE OK TODAY..THE STICHES ARE OUT @NOON. GOD BLESS YOU

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical School at Houston, TX
Graduated 2010MD

Awards

Fellow in Academy of General Dentistry
United States Air Force Meritorious Service Medal
Health Professions Scholarship, USAF

Affiliations

American Dental Association
Greater Houston Dental Society
Academy Of General Dentistry (Fellow)
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