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By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
July 23, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Root Canal Therapy  

Is sensitivity increasing on that back molar? Any kind of tooth pain--however brief--is concerning. At Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Root_CanalCucamonga, CA, your dentist, Dr. John Stockdale, uses root canal therapy to save teeth compromised by painful decay, abscess and other oral health problems. Maybe your tooth needs this reliable restorative service.

 

Root canal therapy is also called endodontics

Endodontic therapy has reliably healed and strengthened failing teeth for generations. The American Association of Endodontists have refined this specialty over the years, helping literally millions of people keep teeth which otherwise would require extraction due to:

  • Deep fracture or decay
  • Multiple fillings
  • Abscess, or infection, in the soft pulp in the interior chamber and narrow canals in each tooth root
  • Weakened tooth structure from congenital malformation or other circumstance

 

Your root canal

Your Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dentist performs root canals right in the office with no need to refer out to another specialist or oral surgeon. Examination and X-rays tell him if that bothersome back molar of yours can be healed by the treatment.

If it can, you'll receive local anesthetic to numb the tooth and a protective dam to keep the rest of your mouth free of debris from the procedure. Then, the dentist opens the first canal with a high-speed drill and removes the pulp with files of ascending size.

Antibiotics clear up any infection, and gutta-percha, a natural putty, strengthens and seals each canal in turn. A large tooth, such as a molar, may have four separate root canals. Lastly, Dr. Stockdale places a temporary crown over the tooth to support and protect it in the healing phase.

In a week or so, you return to Renaissance Dental Care for a recheck, removal of the temporary cap and placement of a beautiful and permanent porcelain crown. You'll be happy with how your tooth looks and blends in with its neighbors. Plus, any pain or other symptoms will be gone.

At home, care for your renewed tooth with careful twice a day brushing and flossing. See Dr. Stockdale every six months for your usual exam and hygienic cleaning. He'll evaluate your restored tooth to be sure you continue to do well.

 

Please call us

We likely can help your tooth and relieve your symptoms. Call Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, at (909) 987-0040. Dr. Stockdale is known for his comfortable, accurate care.

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
May 22, 2019
Category: Oral Health

Do you pay attention to your gums? You should—periodontal disease (i.e. gum disease) is the biggest reason for tooth loss in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Read on to learn the signs of periodontal disease and how it's treated by your Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dentist Dr. John Stockdale!

What is periodontal disease?

Also called gum disease, gingivitis (in its mildest form), and periodontitis, periodontal disease inflames and infects gum tissue, destroyingGum Disease the supporting bone structure and adversely affecting systemic health. Although it plagues about half of the adult population in the United States by the age of 30, periodontitis can be controlled with the help of proper oral hygiene.

The key to this control is eradicating the bacteria that causes plaque and tartar. When allowed to grow, these two materials cause distressing symptoms such as:

  • Reddened, tender gums
  • Bleeding
  • Pus along the gum line
  • Receding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Exposed tooth roots
  • Swelling of gum tissue
  • Loose teeth
  • Changes in dental bite and alignment or in the fit of a denture

Detection and treatment by your dentist in Rancho Cucamonga

During routine dental visits, Dr. Stockdale and his team check the health status of your gums. They do this by measuring your gum pockets, the spaces between your teeth and the adjoining gum tissue. Measurements greater than three millimeters cause concern and require treatment.

Most periodontitis can be arrested and managed with a thorough tooth scaling to remove deposits of tartar and plaque. More advanced cases may require advanced services such as gum grafting. Your dentist may instill antibiotics into gum pockets as needed.

Prevention of periodontal disease

While there can be a hereditary component to gum disease, everyone can enjoy healthier gums by following these recommendations from the American Dental Association (ADA):

  • Brush twice a day for at least two minutes, and floss daily to remove plaque and prevent tartar.
  • See your dentist every six months for a check-up and hygienic cleaning (some patients require more frequent cleanings.)
  • Consume a diet low in carbohydrates and processed sugars. Up your intake of fibrous vegetables and fruits.
  • Stay hydrated with plenty of water throughout the day. Water increases saliva and antibacterial action.
  • Avoid tobacco—both cigarettes and smokeless forms.
  • Limit how much alcohol you can consume, for these drinks dry out the mouth and encourage bacterial growth.

Healthy gums, healthy smile, healthy you

Yes, your gums play a vital role in your overall well-being. Is it time for your semi-annual check-up and cleaning with Dr. Stockdale? If so, contact Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga at (909) 987-0400.

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
March 13, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out how dental implants can restore your smile after tooth loss.

Don’t let tooth loss have the final say when it comes to the health and appearance of your smile. Our Rancho Cucamonga, CA, restorative Elderly Couple With Dental Implantsdentist Dr. John Stockdale offers an amazing solution that both looks and functions just like a real tooth. This tooth replacement is known as a dental implant. Here’s how it works,

Placing the Implant

The implant itself is a small metal screw or post that is inserted into the jawbone where it will serve to replace your missing tooth’s roots. This surgery is minor and can be performed in about 30 minutes under the effects of local anesthesia. Before placing the implant our Rancho Cucamonga, CA, will map out precisely where the implant will need to be placed.

Healing and Osseointegration

Getting dental implants takes time, and some of that time involves allowing your body to heal itself and naturally fuse the implant and jawbone together. This natural fusion is called osseointegration. Once this occurs (over the course of 3-6 months) the screw is now a permanent part of the jawbone. With the proper care, implants offer a very high success rate and can last several decades.

Securing the Abutment

Depending on the type of implant that is placed, you may need to come in for another minor procedure so that we can attach a part known as an abutment to the top of the implant. The abutment is meant to connect the implant, which is under the gums and isn’t visible, with the false tooth (the visible component of the implant). In order to place the abutment a small incision will be made in the gums to reveal the top of the implant before securing the abutment on top.

Fitting the False Tooth

The last step is for our dentist to cement the dental crown onto the top of the abutment. The crown will be custom made based off measurements we will take of your mouth. Of course, if you are missing several teeth then we will place 2-4 implants along the arches of the jawbone to support multiple false teeth.

Renaissance Dental Care wants to make sure that you get the proper restorative dentistry you need after tooth loss. Call our Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dental office today to schedule a consultation with us.

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
January 29, 2019
Category: All on 4
Tags: Dentures  

Have you thought of the All-on-4 implant-supported hybrid dentures? Would you like to know more about this procedure from your Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dentist, Dr. John Stockdale?

More About All-on-4 Implant Supported Hybrid Dentures:

Losing teeth is never an easy ordeal. Losing an entire arch of teeth, top and/or bottom, due to trauma or severe decay that requires dental removal, takes a physical and emotional toll on a person. Implant Supported Hybrid Dentures can help take away some of this burden. The All-on-4 Implant Supported Hybrid Dentures look, feel and function just like your natural teeth. You don't have to worry about them slipping while you eat and speak, and they prevent bone loss, which is vital in preventing sagging and/or drooping of your jaws.

How Do All-on-4 Implant Supported Hybrid Dentures Work:

The important thing to know about dental implants is that they replace missing tooth roots and anchor tooth replacements to your jawbone. Dental implants have dentures placed on them, so no one can see them. They also lie under the gum line, which prevents their visibility. Your Cucamonga dentist uses only Nobel Biocare Implants and components, which is a worldwide leader when it comes to implant technology, and one of the main developers of the All-on-4 technique.

The All-on-4 technique is reliable, but every user has unique conditions, which depends on their bone volume and bone density. You need to discuss your situation with Dr. Stockdale who will determine if this procedure is right for you. The goal is to provide you with a solution that works best for you and will ensure a healthier future.

All Procedures are performed by Dr. Stockdale at the Renaissance Dental Care office in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Just call the office at (909) 987-0040 today!

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
October 30, 2018
Category: Dental Implants
Tags: Dental Implants  

Dental implants are a versatile dental treatment that can replace one or more missing teeth. Implants stand alone and, unlike a traditional tooth replacement option, do not require the help of surrounding healthy teeth to stay in place. Choosing a dental implant can change your life for the better, but learning about this procedure is an important aspect of choosing the best treatment plan for you. Learn more about dental implants with Dr. John Stockdale at Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

Parts of a Dental Implant 

Dental implants have three main parts:

  • Implant fixture: The fixture is the component of the implant which fits into the jawbone below your missing tooth. During the healing process, the bone grows around the fixture to hold it securely in place, creating a sturdy foundation for the replacement tooth.
  • Prosthetic tooth: Made from porcelain and color-matched to your existing natural teeth, the prosthetic tooth will feel, function, and appear just as a real one. Porcelain’s light-reflecting qualities closely mimic tooth enamel to give you the most lifelike look possible.
  • Abutment: The abutment connects the implant to the prosthetic tooth and ensures that your implant prosthetic can be maintained or replaced if necessary. The abutment fits into the fixture and the prosthetic tooth fits over the abutment to complete the implant.

Types of Dental Implants 

Dental implants’ versatile nature can achieve various tasks, including:

  • Replace a single tooth: Replacing a single tooth uses one dental implant fixture which stands on its own in the socket of the missing tooth. The prosthetic attaches to the fixture via the abutment to fill in the gap.
  • Replace multiple teeth: If you have two or more teeth missing in a row, a dental bridge-like prosthetic with several porcelain teeth in a row fills the gap. Two implants on either end hold the restoration in place.
  • Attach an implant-supported denture: Implant-supported dentures are a permanent and non-removable alternative to traditional dentures. This tooth replacement option is held in place by four or more dental implants and replaces all the teeth on an arch.

Dental Implants in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

For more information on dental implants, please contact Dr. John Stockdale at Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Call (909) 987-0040 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Stockdale today!





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