Dr. Abel Loredo

General Dentistry
Watsonville, CA
39 years experience male

Locations

Abel Loredo, DDS

Watsonville, CA

Address

55 Penny Lane, Suite# 103, Watsonville, CA
Directions

Fax

831-724-68

About

Bio

I am a general dentist with over 28 years of clinical experience. I graduated in 1984 from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. Worked for my first three years of practice for the National Public Health Corp at Salud Medical Center in Woodburn Oregon. I served as their dental clinic director for one of the three years. I am an American of Mexican heritage and a fluent Spanish speaker. In 1987 my wife and I moved to Watsonville California to start my private practice. My wife and I have four children and live on a small 4 acre farm on the outskirts of town. I am a farmer at heart and love the outdoor life. I also love my work as a dentist and enjoy serving my patients the best way I can.

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General Dentistry

Dentistry

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137 Answers
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Tooth Abscess: You have a tooth abscess! you are right, it is infected. The lump on your jaw is the abscess finding a way out. Antibiotics will help but will not tak... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Bad Breath: Bad breath not always comes from your teeth. Many factors are involved. For example if you are losing weight, you may be exhaling ketone bodies throug... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Porcelain Crowns: Unfortunately porcelain teeth do not whiten. The reason we are able to whiten teeth is because they have pores that absorbe the stains of food, coffee... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Endocarditis: Only patients who have a history of heart murmur, rheumatic fever, recent heart surgery, prolapsed mitral valve, prosthetic heart valve or their docto... Read More
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Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth erupt around the ages of 17 to 25 during the stage in life when a person becomes an adult. Wisdom meaning coming of age. They can cause p... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Tooth Extraction: One major complication after wisdom teeth extraction is dry socket. This is when your blood clot fails to form properly and fill the socket where you ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
NTI appliance: We show our stress in our teeth by grinding or clenching that eventually wear down the enamel on the biting surfaces of our dentition. Many times thi... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Dental Caries: Dental caries, also called tooth decay, is when the tooth enamel & dentin get destroyed by the acid produced by our oral bacteria plaque during their ... Read More
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Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Tooth Infection: Depends on your body's immune system. If your body's immune system is depressed do to an illness, cancer treatment or aids, this could be quicker. Don... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Fluorosis: The most common cause of dark yellow spots on teeth is fluorosis. If you grew up in an area where there were high levels of natural Fluoride in the wa... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Oral Cancer Risk: Smokeless tobacco may seem harmless, but is the most carcinogenic forms of tobacco use. It places the carcinogenic chemicals of tobacco directly in co... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
NTI appliance: We show our stress in our teeth by grinding or clenching that eventually wear down the enamel on the biting surfaces of our dentition. Many times thi... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Safety: If you are healthy and have a non-high risk pregnancy there should be no reason for concern. Unless you obg is oppose to you having your teeth clean, ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Polishing teeth: A prophy head on a slow handpeice with pumis.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Decalcifications: The white stains on molars that form by the molar gum line usually form when we are young and do a poor job brushing and flossing. They are actually t... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Financing Dentures: You don't need insurance to get dentures. You need money! most dental offices have financial options available to finance your dental treatment. Find ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Tooth Problem: Tooth problems have dental solutions, but first you have to give us a lead. A tooth problem is a very general term. Tooth problems can range from some... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Invisalign: The answers is yes! the difference is that invisalign is more depended on the patient's ability to follow instructions and used the appliance consiste... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Insurance : Treatment is always determine by the health problem the patient is experiencing. Insurances are the ones that place limits in what health professional... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Tarter : By becoming a dentist or a hygienist, able to do your own cleanings. Tarter comes from your saliva. Calcium in our saliva gets deposited on the surfac... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Tooth Abcess: Tooth abscess is a serious dental emergency. If you have no access to treatment by a dentist, it can get very serious for you. The right antibiotics c... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Toothbrushing Advice: Two times during the day that is very important to brush and floss your teeth. The most important time is before you go to bed. Our mouths act as incu... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Toothaches: Over the counter pain medications can help you with mild toothaches. More severe toothaches associated with an abscessed or a dying nerve may require ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Canker Sores: Can be linked to problems with the body's immune defense system. The sores may occur after a mouth injury due to dental work, aggressive tooth cleanin... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Who is best: If they are both elite premium providers with plenty of experience, any of them will do. Experience is most important!
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Microdontia: You may have a condition called microdontia. Some people are born with smaller than normal teeth. Microdontia of the lateral incisors is quite common.... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Pain Medication: Read the prescription label , it should say how often you can take them. Don't take medications that were not originally prescribed to you in order t... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Gum Disease: First sign of gum disease is something as simple as blood in your toothbrush. Most people ignore this because there is usually no pain associated with... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Tooth Neglect: Not sure if the stomach problem is associated with the lack of proper dental daily home care. The mouth is the source of most bacteria that invade our... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Eruption pain: The pain will last as long as it takes the tooth to erupt. If it is a wisdom tooth it can be stuck and causing an infection in your gum called pericor... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Baby Bottle Decay: The cardinal sign of baby bottle decay is rampant decay over the incisor area of a child's dentition. The reason why this is allow to happen is becaus... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Cariogenic Foods: Foods high in sugar consentration help bacteria produce more acid that destroy the enamel. Take into consideration the level of stickyness of foods. N... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Bottle Tooth Decay: Baby bottle tooth decay is common in the lower socioeconomic groups of society who lack education. Allowing infants to feed during sleep using a bottl... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Oral Infections: A cronic infection in the gums or teeth can have a negative effect in our overall general health. There are many virulent organisms that are part of o... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Toothbrushing Advice: Two times during the day that is very important to brush and floss your teeth. The most important time is before you go to bed. Our mouths act as incu... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Root Canals: Unfortunately not all root canal treatments are successful. There can be a fracture on the root or a fourth micro canal that was missed. If your regul... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Swollen Gums: It could be anything from a dental abscess do to a dead tooth, localized acute gingivitis or periodontitis. Your best alternative is to see a dentist ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Dental Bridgework: Many patients confused dental bridges with partial dentures. Dental bridges are fix to your teeth by cement and cannot be removed unless they are alre... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Gold Vs. Porcelain: Gold crowns have been the standard for many years because they are very durable and easy to make. The all porcelain crowns have evolved over time from... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Tooth abscess: Pain associated with a tooth abscess is do to pressure by the expanding abscess. If you are already seeing a dentist and he has started root canal tre... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Sequestered Bone: Yes. At times after the removal of a tooth, as the bone heals and remodels to a new shape, small peices of bone can brake off the rim of the thin alv... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Number of Teeth: A normal adult dentition is 32 teeth total. There are many variations because some people genetically are missing teeth. The incisors start to erupt a... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Dental fillings hurt: If you have pain from your teeth that require a narcotic pian killer, you may need more than a pain killer. Your dentist needs to examine your recentl... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Cost: The cost of any dental procedure is the same with or without insurance. You insurance usually pays a percentage of the cost making your out of pocket ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Health insurances: Health insurances are a risk management for profit business. Their goal is to make a profit. Since they were introduce they have caused health prices ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Unwaxed Floss: The main problem if you have tight contacts between your teeth, the floss may brake, shred or simply not go in between the teeth. You may also get flo... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Toothbrush abrasion: Toothbrush abrasion is a common condition created when you place too much force with your toothbrush over the front or back surfaces of your teeth dur... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Health Insurance: You are the owner of your insurance policy. You need to call your insurance company to resolve the problem. That is why they are there for.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Dental Insurance: Dental insurance is not catastrophic insurance like medical plans. It usually has a limited coverage maximum each year. It only pays a percentage of t... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 39 years experience
Perio & Diabetes: A general dentists are equally capable to treat gum disease as a periodontist on a diabetic that has good control of his blood sugar levels. When gum ... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Loredo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Loredo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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