By Brookside Dental Care
March 07, 2022
Category: Dental Procedures

Fear of the dentist is a common situation that affects many people. Luckily, you can work with your dentist to overcome your fear by using sedation dentistry. But how does sedation dentistry work? Can it help your dental anxiety? Find out with Dr. Alexander Pritsky and Dr. Roger Lang at Brookside Dental Care in Stockton, CA.

What is sedation dentistry? 

Sedation dentistry is a way for dentists to help patients cope with anxiety related to dental visits and procedures. Many events or experiences can trigger this anxiety, keeping patients from seeking out the preventive and necessary care they require for their smiles. Sedation dentistry uses medication to help the patient relax both mind and body during their dental visit. Sedation dentistry comes in various strengths depending on the patient, the complexity of their procedure, and the level of their dental anxiety.

Am I a candidate for sedation dentistry? 

A good candidate for sedation dentistry is in good health and able to undergo the sedation process. In addition to helping patients relax, sedation dentistry allows several procedures to be completed in one visit. Sedation dentistry can also help those with jaw weakness or pain, people with a severe gag reflex, and other physical limitations. Dentists recommend against sedation dentistry if the patient has a heart condition, is taking certain medications, has medical allergies, or suffers from certain respiratory conditions.

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry has several different levels and strengths, beginning with a local anesthetic. This numbs the work area of the mouth. From there, sedation begins conservatively with mild sedation or “laughing gas.” Moderate sedation will keep the patient conscious, but they will probably not remember much of their procedure. Deep sedation will cause the patient to go fully to sleep and undergo their procedure while unconscious.

For more information on sedation dentistry, please contact Dr. Alexander Pritsky and Dr. Roger Lang at Brookside Dental Care in Stockton, CA. Call 209-952-8804 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!

By Brookside Dental Care
November 22, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants   dentures  

If you are looking for dental restoration, Dr. Alexander Pritsky and Dr. Roger Lang can help at Brookside Dental Care. Today you have the option of both dentures or implants if you have missing, damaged, or decayed teeth. You may be wondering about the differences between dentures and dental implants in Stockton, CA. Let's look at a few of the differences and similarities between these two options. 

Dentures

Dentures are the traditional method of tooth restoration. Dentures are used when teeth are missing, or if teeth are so decayed or damaged that they should be removed. Dentures are designed to fit comfortably in the mouth and to be removed nightly for cleaning. 

The pros of dentures are that having a set of dentures created for your mouth is usually a quick and easy procedure once the damaged teeth have been removed. 

Dentures, however, do not feel and work like natural teeth would. Patients who opt for dentures often find that they cannot chew the same way as they did with natural teeth. This can sometimes require the patient to alter their eating habits or the types of food they eat. 

Implants

Dental implants in Stockton, CA, offer patients a permanent solution for false teeth. Implants can be thought of as dentures that are permanently attached to your jawbone. Each implant consists of a rod that is surgically implanted into the jawbone. The tooth is then placed on top of this rod. Because each tooth is implanted separately, the set of teeth can work like your natural teeth for chewing and biting. 

This procedure is more time-consuming and will require that you undergo major dental surgery following the removal of your teeth. There will also be a recovery time while your mouth heals from the procedure. 

Once the implants are completed, you will be able to enjoy your new, permanent set of teeth for years to come. 

If you would like to learn more about our services, or if you are interested in dental implants in Stockton, CA, please contact Dr. Pritsky or Dr. Lang at Brookside Dental Care by calling 209-952-8804.

By Brookside Dental Care
October 28, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Teeth Cleaning  

When was the last time you had your routine teeth cleaning at your dentist's office? If you think teeth brushing and flossing are enough to protect your oral health, you might want to have a rethink. Dental cleaning with your dentist in Stockton, CA, Dr. Alexander Pritsky, and Dr. Roger Lang of Brookside Dental Care, will help you get a cleaner smile and healthier teeth.

What is Teeth Cleaning?

If you're a regular at your dentist's office, you've probably had several teeth cleanings over the years. This routine dental procedure at your dentist's office removes tartar, bacteria, and plaque buildup on your teeth. At the end of your dental cleaning procedure with your dentist, you'll have a cleaner smile. Professional teeth cleaning with your Stockton, CA, dentist reaches between your teeth and into your gum line to clear out debris that you can't get out by teeth brushing and flossing.

Benefits of Teeth Cleaning

  • Reduces Bad Breath - If you're struggling with bad breath, routine teeth cleaning with your dentist removes the bad breath causing bacteria. It supports your teeth brushing and flossing efforts to keep your breath fresh.
  • Prevents Gum Disease - Going in for your regular dental cleaning is essential for preventing gum disease. It removes the bacteria in your gum pockets that can cause gum inflammation, bleeding, and recession.
  • Prevents Cavities - Dental caries result from oral bacteria, plaque, and tartar buildup. Teeth cleaning clears out the bacteria to protect your teeth.
  • Brighter Smile - Your teeth may be a few shades brighter under all the grime and plaque buildup. During your dental cleaning, your dentist will remove plaque and dental stains that are responsible for your dull smile.
  • Early Cancer Detection - Your routine dental cleaning lets your dentist examine your teeth and oral structures closely. Therefore, spotting early cancer signs is possible.
  • Protects Overall Health - Oral bacteria doesn't affect just your oral health but it can affect other areas of your body such as your cardiovascular health.

Are you due for your next dental cleaning with your dentist? Call your Stockton, CA, dentist, Dr. Pritsky, and Dr. Lang of Brookside Dental Care, at (209) 952-8804 to set up your next appointment.

By Brookside Dental Care
October 21, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Dental implants offer some unique advantages over other tooth replacement options.

No one ever expects to lose a permanent tooth but it happens to millions of Americans. When this happens, our Stockton, CA, dentist Dr. Alexander Pritsky and Dr. Roger Lang can provide dental implants, a lifelong solution to replacing your missing tooth or teeth. Many people are turning to our clinical dental practice for implants, and you could be an ideal candidate, too.

What is a dental implant?

An implant is a false tooth that replaces the entirety of a tooth, from the crown to the roots. A dental implant is placed into the jawbone by our Stockton, CA, implant dentists to anchor a dental crown into place. Once the implant fuses together with bone and tissue you won’t have to worry about the tooth wiggling or moving around in your mouth; it will stay as firmly in place as your healthy, natural teeth.

If you need to replace multiple teeth, our implant specialists can also place multiple implants along the jawbone to support partial or full dentures.

What are the advantages of a dental implant?

Most healthy adults who come into our office for implants are ideal candidates for this lifelong tooth replacement. Due to the uniqueness of this restoration, you better believe that it offers some one-of-a-kind benefits including,

  • Supporting the muscles of the face and preventing premature sagging and other changes to the shape and structure of the face
  • Preserving the jawbone and stimulating new bone cells to prevent tooth loss-related bone loss
  • A long-term restoration that functions, looks and even feels exactly like a real tooth
  • A false tooth that fully restores chewing, biting and speaking
  • A restoration that doesn’t require special treatment or products (you can simply care for it like you do your natural teeth)
  • Filling gaps in your smile to prevent your natural teeth from drifting into these open gaps and causing misalignments

Do you have questions about dental implants? We are one of the few dental implant specialists in the Stockton, CA, area, and we’ve been providing restorative dentistry for close to 20 years. To find out if you’re an ideal candidate for dental implants, call Brookside Dental Care at (209) 952-8804.

By Brookside Dental Care
September 23, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Implant Dentures  

Could a full-mouth restoration give you that beautiful, healthy, and confident smile?

There are so many issues that can seriously impact the health and function of your smile. From genetic disorders to severe dental diseases and accidents, there are many reasons people turn to Dr. Alexander Pritsky and Dr. Roger Lang,  for full mouth restoration. From implant dentures in Stockton, CA, to braces and teeth whitening, we offer a host of popular services that can be used in conjunction with two or more treatments to give your smile the transformation it deserves.

What does full mouth restoration entail?

In most cases, full-mouth restoration involves utilizing both cosmetic and restorative dental treatments to help you achieve a smile that is as beautiful as it is functional. Whether you are dealing with chipped teeth, teeth that are worn down and weak from years of grinding, or your smile was injured in a car accident, our dental team has the tools, experience, and knowledge to be able to makeover your smile with the help of:

  • Implant dentures in Stockton, CA
  • Traditional complete and partial dentures
  • Bonding and contouring
  • Teeth whitening
  • Dental veneers
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Orthodontic treatment (including clear aligners)
  • Dental implants
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Gum reshaping and contouring

Who is a good candidate for full mouth restoration?

A full mouth restoration is a great option for patients who are dealing with several dental problems at once and who may benefit from both cosmetic and restorative treatment options such as the ones listed above. If you are dealing with two or more of these common dental problems below, then full mouth restoration may be able to restore your smile:

  • Chips and cracks
  • Stains and discolorations
  • Misshapen or malformed teeth
  • Short, stubby teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Crooked and misaligned teeth
  • Missing teeth

From implant dentures in Stockton, CA, to dental veneers, Dr. Pritsky and Dr. Lang of Brookside Dental Care offer a full range of restorative and cosmetic treatment options to give your smile the full mouth restoration it deserves. To find out if full-mouth restoration is right for you, call us at (209) 952-8804 to schedule a consultation.





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