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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!

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
September 07, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Tooth Pain  

Find out why dental pain should never go ignored.

 

You suddenly woke up with a terrible nagging pain in your tooth that doesn’t seem to quit. Or perhaps you notice that your tooth starts to Woman's Toothachebother you whenever you chew or bite down. It’s important to know that a toothache is a warning sign that something is going on. This symptom is also considered a dental emergency, which is why you should visit our Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dentist Dr. John Stockdale if you are dealing with dental pain of any kind. Here’s why:

It Could Be Decay

This is one of the most common reasons someone experiences a toothache, which is why this symptom shouldn’t go ignored. After all, decay won’t just go away on its own or heal itself. Once decay has damaged the enamel of your teeth the only option is to remove the decay to prevent it from spreading. The sooner you treat the issue the better. After the decay has been removed, our Rancho Cucamonga, CA, general dentist will place a dental filling.

You May Have a Fracture

There are many ways teeth can incur injuries, from biting down on something hard to being hit in the mouth while playing a contact sport. You may even notice the chip or crack, but not always; however, if your pain is the result of a fracture this usually means that the damage has affected the inside of the tooth. This kind of pain is usually pretty severe and persistent since the nerves of the teeth are now being impacted.

You Could Suffer from Sensitive Teeth

No, we don’t mean that your tooth has emotions, but tooth sensitivity means that you may experience lingering pain or discomfort after consuming something that is cold or hot. Temperature extremes are most likely to bring about tooth sensitivity; however, this could mean that your tooth has been worn down and the dentin layer (where the nerves of tooth are found) is exposed.

You Might Grind Your Teeth

This is a terrible habit that a lot of people have. Maybe you don’t even know you grind your teeth. This is because this usually happens at night. Unfortunately, teeth grinding can put excessive wear and tear on the tooth. On top of achy teeth, you may also notice a sore or stiff jawbone or frequent morning headaches.

Are you dealing with a toothache or other symptoms that are causing you concern for the health of your smile? If so, turn to the emergency dental team here at Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. We will provide you with the immediate care your smile needs.





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