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Dr. Abel Loredo

General Dentistry
Watsonville, CA
37 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

Doctor Q&A

173 Answers
249 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Brown Dead Tooth: When the nerve dies inside a tooth, specially after trauma, it begins to decompose producing byproducts that are absorbed from inside the tooth by the... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Good Oral Care: Unfortunately good oral care will not prevent the common cold. It is well documented that our oral flora is made of extremely virulent opportunistic b... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Bone Loss: For all practical purposes once you've lost alveolar bone do to gum disease, the bone is gone. There has been limited successes growing back bone on t... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Cosmetic Dentistry: You first have to get a comprehensive dental examination, let your dentist know what kind of results you are looking for. He will let you know what is... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Dental Evolution: In the last ten years new technology has advance dentistry. Implants have become routine, dental mercury fillings are being replaced by new, better an... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Wisdom Teeth: There are various opinions to this question. Personally, i believe that any time there is pain, infection, lack of space, partial eruption or potentia... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Fractured Teeth: A fractured tooth is a serious dental emergency. If the fracture is deep, it may be affecting the nerve of the tooth. As long as you have a normal hea... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Chlorhexidine Use: Chlorhexidine is a great mouthwash to get rid of bacteria in the mouth but it has one drawback in that it will stain your teeth yellow with long use. ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Sensativity fillings: New dental fillings can be sensative at first, but this improves as your tooth heals after having been cut. If the sensativity does not go away with t... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Bleeding tongue: It could be an injury! take him to the er if it is a lot of bleeding that may require sutures stat. If it is an abrasion with little bleeding, it shou... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Dental care: Basic dental care is very affordable when you see your dentist before problems and pain begin. Trying to save severely damaged teeth is more expensive... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Healthy Diet: A healthy diet for a healthy overall health is a good diet for healthy teeth. All foods that contain carbohydrates and sugars can cause cavities. The ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Tooth Brushing: Most of the damage to teeth by bacteria happens at night while we sleep. The mouth is a perfect incubator, moist, warm, plenty of oxygen and food. In ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
General Dentistry: General dentistry is the first line of defense against dental disease. We are usually the first on the scene. Patients first come to a general dental ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Dentures Treatment: Dentures are usually the last resort when restoring the mouth. If you have advance periodontitis and only very few teeth can be saved, dentures are th... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Space maintainer: A space maintainer is used to keep the space open on a child's teeth where he loses a molar before it is time. It prevents tooth crowding, but once th... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Diabetics & Teeth: It is very important for diabetics to make an effort to have healthy gums and teeth. Uncontrolled diabetes paired with poor dental health is a bad com... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Extractions & HBP: Get a referral to a good oral surgeon in your area. They are able to sedate you and keep your blood pressure leveled during surgery. If you have uncon... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Bleeding Gums: Bleeding gums is a symptom of an infection in your gums. It could be as simple as a mild care of gingivitis or as serious as advance periodontitis. If... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Wisdom Toothache: It is hard to tell unless there is swelling around the area of the erupting tooth. Don't wait till you are dying of pain. Go find a dentist where you ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Bleaching: Bleaching your teeth will work but if you continue to smoke it will not last. They will work against each other. If you want to have white teeth you n... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Not Dental: It is definitely not a dental problem. I had a 17 year old patient with similar symptoms, very swollen and bleeding gums and after getting referred ou... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Bad Mouth Taste : There was a blood clot that formed and filled the socket where your tooth once was . Ideally, the clot will solidify and stay in place. New tissue gro... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
90 years old: No way! unless you are in pain. If you are able to eat well with your natural teeth, keep them. The older we are the harder it is to get used to an ap... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Baby teeth for DNA: Baby teeth are usually saved for sentimental value by the tooth fairy (mom and dad) when children place their teeth under the pillow. Please not under... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Hereditary Decay: Tooth decay is not hereditary. Habits that lead to tooth decay are past from parents to children. One of them is the importance of dental care. Visit ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Returning to work: It all depends how well you are feeling after the surgery. Pain is very subjective. You may be ready to work in a day, while someone else may need mor... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Toothache: Toothache is a symtom that something is wrong with a tooth. Many times it feels like a heartbeat pulsating pain. It is cause by inflamation on the ner... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Amalgam Fillings.: Mercury filling have been around for over 150 years. It has been the best way to repair teeth inexpensibly for years. Mercury is a heavy metal that is... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Tooth Extraction: Any time you have an extraction, you can expect some pain. Complicated extraction usually have a higher incidence of pain. Pain is very subjective and... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Endo vs Perio: A endodontist is a dentist who specializes in the treatment of the nerve of teeth. He can surgically or through conventional root canal treatment save... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Toothache: A toothache is a symptom that something is wrong with a tooth. Most medications used for other body ailments will reduce the level of pain from a toot... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 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
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Oral cancer: There are several ways to find and diagnose oral cancer, but the best way to prevent it is to stop smoking, stop drinking alcohol, and stop chewing to... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Dazzling Smile: Start by becoming real good at brushing and flossing twice daily, morning and evening. See a dentist to get a comprehensive examination of your mouth.... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Fluoride Therapy: Fluoride therapy is done in children after each cleaning every 6 months to strengthen their enamel and increase resistance to decay. A trace of Fluori... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Sinus Tooth Pain: Because in many instances the roots of the maxillary molars and bicuspids sit near or into the nasal sinuses, when there is a sinus infection, the tee... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Pedodontic Dentist: Good luck my friend. Never been to the uk but as long as there are children and candy you have a great future. I wish you the best!
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Root Canal Less $$: Root canal treatment is by far the first solution to an abscessed tooth. It is least expensive then an implant, even adding the buil-up and crown cost... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Gum Disease: No, gum disease is not self healing. There is a lot of work that is required both by the patient and the doctor to turn around the progression of the ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Coke and Teeth: It is easy to find out the answer to your question. Go buy some coke and place a chicken bone inside it for a week. After a week take out the chicken ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Periodontic Surgery: It is the surgical reduction of periodontal deep bony pockets around periodontically damage teeth by surgical means. The surgical reduction of the dee... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 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
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Throat Infection: The dental work you had done and the throat infection most likely are not associated. If you have a throat infection see your physician or a ear nose ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Implant Dentures: There are times when the shape of the palate or the remaining alveolar ridge are minimal creating a problem with denture retention that require implan... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Porcelain Veneers: Dental esthetic veneers is a great way to improve the looks of your smile. It can correct the shape, color and alignment of your teeth giving you a be... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Dentures Treatment: Dentures are usually the last resort when restoring the mouth. If you have advance periodontitis and only very few teeth can be saved, dentures are th... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Porcelain Veneers: There are different types of veneers. Non-prep veneers requiring minimal to no tooth reduction, may not even requiere numbing. Prep veneers requiring ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 37 years experience
Dentures : Get the alignment and color of the teeth in your denture characterized to you. Make sure it is to you liking. Keep your dentures well fitted to your g... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Loredo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Loredo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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