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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Online Dental Education Library Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums...

Dentist Office
...We deliver the finest care at the most reasonable cost to our patients, therefore payment is due at the time service is rendered unless other arrangements have been made in advance...

New Patients
... Mission Statement While respecting our patients we provide comprehensive, consistent, standardized, highest quality dental care...

Brookside Dental Care Staff
...When not helping his patients Dr...

Welcome to Our Blog
...With the dental industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice...

Computerized Tomography
...  Having this technology in the office allows for it's utilization in a more cost- and time-effective fashion for our patients...

Intra and Extraoral Photograhy
...  For example, our potential and existing patients benefit by visually comparing the results of our work using before and after photographic images...

Testimonials
...Pritsky is considerably caring and understanding of his patients individual needs...

Invisalign
...There are indeed many orthodontic patients who fit that description...

Implant Dentures
...Doctors and patients alike prefer implant dentures because they: Look, feel and function just like natural teeth Don't slip when you eat or talk Prevent bone loss in the jaw Last a lifetime How It Works Dental implants serve the same purpose as the roots of natural teeth: anchoring the replacement teeth to your jawbone...

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...Whether you are missing one tooth, several teeth or all your teeth, dental implants are preferred by doctors and patients alike...

Consequences of Losing Teeth
...The reality is that most patients experience no pain during the surgery and very little discomfort afterward...

Porcelain Veneers Could Change Your Appearance for the Better
... In recent years, however, changes in veneer design and materials have made it possible for some patients to receive veneers without some tooth prep...

Customized Temporary Crowns let you 'Rehearse' Your Future Smile
... Temporary crowns are typically manufactured to fit a wide range of patients, similar to an “off-the-rack” suit from a clothing store...

Could sedation dentistry in Stockton make your next dental visit a stress-free experience?
...Oral sedation comes in the form of a pill that we have our patients take about 30 minutes before their procedure to make sure it has taken full effect...

How Sedation Dentistry Can Help at My Next Dental Appointment
... In addition, some patients worry about pain, gag easily or have sensitive teeth...

Padma Lakshmi's Smile: A Recipe for Beauty
... There's no right or wrong answer here: Having a “perfect” smile means what's perfect for you, so it's very important for dentists and patients to communicate openly during the smile design process...

Jaw Pain Could be Linked to Other Pain Causing Conditions
... About two-thirds of patients with some form of chronic jaw pain or disability also suffer from three or more similar medical conditions, including fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, headaches or sleep disturbances...

Is Dental Sedation Right For Me?
One of the top reasons why patients avoid going to the dentist for long stretches of time is that they are afraid...

IV Sedation can help Relax Patients with Acute Dental Visit Anxiety
...To ease anxiety dentistry has developed sedation methods that help patients relax during dental treatment...

Dental Implants Preserve Your Jawbone
...Getting a dental implant takes several months, and your Stockton dentist recommends that all patients be in the best of health before opting for this dental treatment...

Implant Placement in the 'Smile Zone' Requires Extra Attention
Dental implants are popular with both patients and dentists for their durability and likeness to natural teeth...

Is There a Link Between Gum Disease and Cardiovascular Health?
...For patients with gum disease, chronic inflammation causes connective tissues to detach from teeth, leading eventually to tooth and bone loss...

Improve Your Smile’s Shape Discreetly with Invisalign
... There is so much about Invisalign that makes it an attractive option for many of our patients looking to get a straighter smile...

You Don't Have to Be Afraid of Your Dental Visit
...In some cases, patients require no anesthesia or a lower dosage when they use sedatives...

A Retainer Helps you Keep Your New Smile after the Braces Come Off
... The majority of younger patients eventually won’t need to wear a retainer once bone and facial growth has solidified their teeth’s new position...

Lasers are Making an Impact in Treating Gum Disease
...But as laser technology advances, the time may come when this new approach to gum disease treatment will become a more prominent and beneficial option for patients...

Straighten Your Smile Without Others Noticing
...  Most patients over the age of 12 who wish to improve their bite and straighten their smile may benefit from Invisalign...

New Saliva Test may Help Identify Oral Cancer Earlier
...In an effort to detect cancer earlier many dentists visually screen for oral abnormalities during checkups, especially patients over fifty, tobacco or heavy alcohol users, patients with a family history of cancer or a medical history of exposure to the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus, HPV-16...

Types Of Dentures Available
For many dental patients, losing their teeth can affect their self-esteem extremely...

Teens with Missing Teeth may need a Temporary Fix Until They're Older
Dental implants are widely considered by both dentists and patients as the premier choice for replacing missing teeth...

Restore the Health of Your Smile
... To view amazing before-and-after photos of Brookside patients, please visit the Smile Gallery page on the website at http://www...

Living with HIV includes Keeping a Close Watch on Your Oral Health
...Still, HIV patients must remain vigilant about their health, especially their oral health...

Why You Should Still Floss with an Implant-Supported Bridge
...Some patients also find an oral irrigator, a handheld device that sprays a pressurized stream of water to loosen and flush away plaque, to be an effective way of keeping this important area clean...

Cracked Mouth Corners can be Irritating - Here's How to Treat Them
...Patients with perleche can also develop yeast infections from a strain called candida albicans...

Could Your Metal Allergy Keep You From Obtaining Dental Implants?
...In one study of 1,500 patients, titanium allergies were estimated to be a factor in implant failures in less than 1% of those studied...

OTC Pain Relievers Usually Enough to Relieve Post-Procedure Mouth Discomfort
...While a few procedures may require prescription opioids or steroids to manage discomfort after a procedure, most patients need only a mild over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever...

Anchors Make all the Difference in Successful Orthodontic Treatment
...Younger patients’ jaws and facial structures still under development may also need to be considered during orthodontic treatment...

Chronic Jaw Pain Could be Related to Other Inflammatory Conditions
...The results, however, have been mixed: in one recent survey a little more than a third of TMD patients who underwent surgery saw any improvement; what's more alarming, just under half believed their condition worsened after surgery...

An Orthodontic Retainer: Insurance Well Spent for Keeping Your New Smile
... Patients typically wear a retainer around the clock in the immediate period after braces, and then eventually taper off to just nighttime wear...

Implant Supported Dentures -Secure, Full Restorations
... How implant-supported dentures work Secured by titanium screws inserted into the jaw bone, implant-supported dentures from Brookside Dental Care in Stockton feel so solid that patients say they are just like natural teeth...

No Need to Fret Over Implant Surgery
...Don’t be—this procedure to imbed an implant’s titanium post in the jawbone is relatively minor with little to no discomfort for most patients...

Regardless of What You've Seen Online, Don't Fear a Root Canal Treatment
...The latest, a 2013 patient survey study published in a journal of the American Medical Association, not only found no evidence linking root canal treatment to cancer, but a lower risk of oral cancer in 45% of patients who had undergone multiple root canal treatments...

The Benefits of Different Dentures
...Partial dentures are used to fill in the gaps from missing teeth for patients who still have some of their natural teeth...

Adolescent Orthodontic Care
...Formerly recommended only for adult patients, they now come with special features — like compliance indicators to tell how often you've been wearing them — that make them appropriate for teens in some situations...

Adult Orthodontic Treatment
There are more and more adult orthodontic patients these days, and it's not hard to figure out why...

Post-Orthodontic Care
...They aren't recommended for patients with certain conditions, like teeth grinding...

Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADS)
...The benefits they offer some orthodontic patients could even be called groundbreaking...

Types of Braces
For the vast majority of orthodontic patients, wearing fixed appliances (commonly called braces) will be a major part of treatment — and those braces, for the most part, will be the familiar silvery-metal type...

Orthodontic FAQs
...In the case of younger patients, early treatment may make extraction unnecessary...

Crowns & Bridgework
...Removable Bridgework For those patients who have lost all their teeth, but have not lost significant bone, a fixed bridge (permanent non-removable teeth) may be the treatment of choice...

Nitrous Oxide
...In fact, many patients report a feeling of well-being during this type of sedation...

Oral Systemic Connection
...Numerous studies have shown that patients with severe periodontal disease are at increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease...

Periodontal Flap Surgery
... Related Articles Periodontal Flap Surgery Most surgical patients are surprised by how comfortable the experience of flap surgery is and how painless it is afterward...

Ultrasonic Cleanings
...Many patients prefer ultrasonics to other types of scaling, possibly because it requires the clinician to use less force than a hand scaler to get the same effect...

Blood Thinners & Dental Procedures
... Anticoagulants are among the more widely used pharmaceuticals today, particularly for heart patients...

Facial Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery
... Severe facial trauma is often a critical condition, since over 60% of these patients also have serious injuries in other parts of the body...

Oral Cancer Screening
...But today, younger people form the fastest-growing segment among oral cancer patients...

Wisdom Teeth
...The extraction (removal) of one or more third molars is a relatively common procedure, performed on some 5 million patients every year...

Antibiotic Premedicationfor Dental Treatments
... A growing body of evidence now indicates that far fewer patients need to take this preventive step than was previously thought...

Oral Cancer
... While most oral cancer patients are smokers, the fastest-growing segment of newly diagnosed cases is young, non-smoking adults...

Air Abrasion
...Will routine dental procedures be performed with patients noticing no vibration or pressure...

Cone Beam CT Imaging
... Orthognathic Jaw Surgery and Temporo-mandibular Joint (TMJ) Disease: Patients benefit when the specialists who treat these conditions can evaluate their anatomy with the three-dimensional perspective that cone beam CT provides...

Digital X-Rays
... Advantages of Digital X-Rays Besides minimizing radiation exposure, digital x-rays offer numerous advantages to dentists and patients alike...

Intra-Oral Camera
...Prior to the development of this technology, some patients found it challenging to understand problems such as dental decay and periodontal disease...

Laser Dentistry
...Not only are they more exact in the amount of material they remove, but they eliminate the noise and vibration of the dental drill, which is uncomfortable for some patients...

Same-Day Crowns (CAD/CAM)
... Related Articles Creating In-Office Dental Restorations With Computers Once upon a time, dentists — and patients — needed to wait weeks for a dental laboratory to make crowns and other dental restorations...

Root Canal Treatment
...For many patients, the worst is already over...

Endodontics
...Here's what to expect: First, you will receive anesthesia (usually a numbing shot) — and for many patients, the worst is now over...

Orthodontics
...In fact, about one in five of today's orthodontic patients is an adult...

Periodontal Therapy
...That is why dental professionals are always on the lookout for early signs that patients may not notice...

Technology
...Although they may seem unfamiliar at first, new and improved dental technologies offer plenty of real benefits for patients...