Dr. Bruce Pope

Dentistry
Live Oak, CA
47 years experience male

Locations

Office

Live Oak, CA

Address

9900 Larkin Road, Live Oak, CA
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My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

General Dentist with interest in hospital basis dentistry under general anesthesia for children

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

Dentistry - Cosmetic

Dentistry - Pediatric

Dentistry - Prosthodontics

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

248 Answers
487 Agrees
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Pain meds: More likely pains medications and not the surgery are causing your symptoms. Try switching to over the counter pain meds such as motrin, aleve, or tyl... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Here today, gone...: With a tooth extraction the whole tooth is removed, Root and all. It is usually the cheapest, fastest way to treat a tooth infection. A root canal is ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Either is fine: Everything in moderation. If this is for a temporary condition either is fine. For everyday use, alcohol based mouthwash may not be the best choice. T... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Brush: If these white spots are new they may be described as the beginning step of dental decay . At this point the cavity process maybe stopped and even re... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Torus: If it is hard like bone and in the center of the roof of your mouth it is likely a torus. Extra bone. They are common and can be quite large. They rar... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Absolutely!: Other possibilities are a cracked tooth, loose filling, or sinus/allergies.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
No: If the fluid contained any thing bacteria can eat you need to brush. Even if the fluid was only water you need to brush as the longer bacteria are no... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Hollow space: From latin: cavus. A hole or hollow. In dentistry a hole in a tooth. In dentistry usually caused by decalcification of the enamel of a tooth from acid... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Trismus: Really not enough information here. How long ago, current meds, bilateral, type of extractions? But a common cause is from the jaw muscles. You can gi... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
No prblem: Blood supply to tissue was compromised. Grey tissue will act as a bandage until new tissue grows to replace it which in the mouth is a very quick pro... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Yes: If still numb make sure it is not too hot.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Yes: But no. Yes the orthodontist could write a rx but it would be unusual to do so. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen taken together are very strong a... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Yes: This to will pass... Now if the child should inhale the tooth this is a different problem and intervention maybe necessary.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Two questions: What is causing bad breath and why is it worse with air travel? Starting with the later. Eating food you normally don't eat and not able to clean as ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Xylitol: That is a great goal! start with a balanced diet. Regularly, at least once a day, clean the mouth. Before teeth erupt and when still just a few well s... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Extraction: If the tooth is abscessed, a pu[potomy (baby root canal) will not work and the tooth should be extracted. Really hate to remove a front tooth before a... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Zilactin: Zilactin will give temporary relief even though it stings at first. More important is to find the cause of your ulcers if they are a recurring problem... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Yes: Small salivary glands on your roof of your mouth become red and irritated.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Yes: Orthognathic surgery. Often with orthodontics gets the best results. Veneers and gum plastic surgery can often minimize the problem.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Minimal: At age 35 you would know if you had a bleeding problem. If the roots of the teeth are in the upper sinus a perforation is remotely possible but correc... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Maybe: In the nineties a product was widely sold to dentist for the removal of tooth decay. Using air abrasion and/or drilling only on enamel. Most people co... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Maybe: We really need more information. It would be unusual for a four year old to be normally losing a tooth. More likely some pathology is involved and the... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Not good: Bleeding gums are a sign something is wrong. It could be simply food between your teeth too long. Or there could be a general health problem like diab... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
For a 9yr old?: 9 is very late for eruption of a lower incisor(one the four first permanent teeth in the center of the mouth). A cuspid or canine tooth(more to the si... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Diet?: If this is a problem all over the two most common reasons are not flossing and/or poor diet. Poor diet is a common finding in young people feeding the... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Maybe: But at 32 you should be past the age of cutting wisdom teeth. Also a description of where the bump and pain have been would help. But the only way to ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Tooth not dead.: The tooth is not dead after a root canal. The nerve and pulp tissue within the tooth has been removed after a root canal. The hollow spaced that remai... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Relative: It is relative, but dentist see many palates from flat to high vaulted and get to know when they see one in the extreme end of normal. If your upper b... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
3 part problem: Dental disease is a three part problem. Your own general health and how that affects your immune system. The type of oral flora or bacteria you have i... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Waht?: Can you get gential herpes through a mouth ulcer? Or is a mouth ulcer caused by gential herpes? If you already have gential herpes, on the gentials, t... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Sorry: Not really enough information in the question to give you and answer other than call your dentist. Like when was the bonding done? What part of the mo... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Simple, I hope: In an ideal bite the upper teeth are slightly wider than the lower teeth and the lower teeth slip to the inside. When this is reversed you have a cros... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
No: A tooth colored filling is immediately hard and you don't have to wait. A silver filing is mostly hard before you leave the dentist office and certain... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Yes: Standard of care requires the rooms be disinfected after any patient care.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
No: Not any more dangerous or likely to cause discomfort than any cracked filling whatever the material it is made. Cracks of the filling usually result f... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Experience: Whoever does the procedure most often. Experience counts. That could be any of the three.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Maybe: But first discuss your concerns with your orthodontist. If a referral is indicated, you will get the best result if both providers are use to working ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Long time ago...: Before written history mankind has been treating the mouth and teeth with anti- bacterial agents. I assume your question is about antibiotic chips, ch... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Motrin: If it doesn't hurt - nothing. If you can rinse and keep clean, that will help. If it hurts and you have a hole you can fill with an over the counter t... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Not likely: Not sure what you mean by stud. I don't think it is possible to break and abutment. The second part of the implant that the crown is cemented to. Howe... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Sugar: Sugar is too often where we don't expect it. I have seen non caries stains from vitamin drops not diluted, particularly iron. Also several non diluted... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Yes...but: If a regular digital x ray shows the need for a sinus lift for implant placement that is not going to change with a 3d image.The height of the bone wi... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Slight pressure: The shape of the brackets, the size and shape of the wire, and elastics or springs direct slight pressure to specific areas of the bone surrounding th... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Depends: Depends on the cause of the ulcer and if there are any injuries to the skin of the penis.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Maybe...: 3m lava dental crowns are a translucent ceramic crown. There are many brands of ceramic crowns of which lava is but one. I am not familiar with the t... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Pressure: Is the extraction site actually bleeding? Or is there redness in your saliva? Actual frank bleeding usually stops fairly quickly. Blood products howev... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Popsicle stick: Take a popsicle stick trim it so it just fits the space. Two or three times a day check that you can still fit the stick in place. Every time you go m... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Yes but...: 38 yrs old id late for wisdom teeth to be "erupting". Your feeling still could be related to the teeth or wisdom teeth but not likely to the normal e... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
Orthodontist: I refer TMJ patients who do not respond to a short course of treatment with a mouth guard, rest, anti-inflammatories, and soft diet for three weeks to... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 47 years experience
No: The symptoms you describe are associated with speeding up the eruption of the teeth, particularly a mild fever. So it is the fever causing the teethin... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 20, 2015
Hi Doc: Good advice!! I've added your to my network and recommended you. I would appreciate a return of the favor. I'm on OMFS in Sacramento, CA Thanks. Louis Gallia MD, DMD, FACS
Jun 30, 2014
Very helpful and responsive. I recommend highly.
Jun 27, 2013
Nice Job! Continued caring and informative
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I started process with a Neuro-Dentist . The initial mouthpiece has changed my life, from migraine frequency, ear aches, neck pain, & misery! Share!
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Thank you but she she still has her upper lip really swollen its now been 13 hours since treatment is there like an antibiotic can give her?
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Not wisdom teeth just regular teeth pulled and I have not had my period for March not taking birth control. I have had tubes cut,tied,burned

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Creighton University School of Dentistry, NE
Graduated 1976MD

Awards

Top Dentist, First Place, Sacramento, CA - Winter
2013
Top Doctor, First Place, Sacramento Region - Summer
2014
Top Dentist, First Place, Sacramento Region - Summer
2014
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