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Dr. Harry Ringer

Dentistry
Costa Mesa, CA
26 years experience male

Locations

Harry Ringer D.D.S. - Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

Costa Mesa, CA

Address

1530 Baker Street, Suite F, Costa Mesa, CA
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

7142760691

Office

Costa Mesa, CA

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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

Doctor Q&A

113 Answers
3 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Cosmetic Dentistry: That is tough to answer in small space. But quickly, discoloration, malformation of tooth, cracks and wear, crowding and malalignment, spacing problem... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Thrush: Abx can knock out a lot of bacteria resulting in the fungus taking over, what you may want to try is replacing some of the good bacteria you lost, wh... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Teething: This is a normal time for this to occur. No need to see the dentist unless you feel there is something abnormal. When your child is closer to having a... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Remedies: There is o cure for cold sores only palliative treatments or meds that lessen the duration and intensity. Keeping the area clean and not traumatizing ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Grinding: Most grinding is psychosomatic, so limiting the damage is usually the goal. There are things that can be done to treat damage and improve the bite but... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Hype: Except for very specific cases, there is no way to do veneers esthetically and with proper tooth form with out tooth reduction. Truly trained cosmeti... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Bleeding: Coumadin (warfarin) is a blood thinner, so it can exaggerate any bleeding and slow clotting. It usually doesn't cause the bleeding though. I would hav... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Fluorosis: I am assuming you mean the esthetic treatment to mask the discoloration. Besides lowering the amount of Fluoride you are exposed to and treating any w... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Rebound: Teeth have "memory" and if proper retention is not used then they can move. Retention all the time initially and at night after, forever is the only w... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Gaps: Depending on the size of the gaps and what over all result you want either option may work. Bonding has some esthetic limitations, especially if the ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Abscess: Treatment is the only way to resolve the problem. Abx will lower dosage of infection but without removing the source it will only return or get worse.... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Flap of skin: I would see your dentist. You are very young so the possibility of something severe seems slight but i would get checked. You may have burned the skin... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
TMJ: Tmj can cause a range of symptoms and be caused by multiple factors, mostly functional which result in strain on muscles and ligaments. This in turn c... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
One of many: Mac is a lab with excellent marketing and well known work.. Traditional feldspahic ceramic done by a master ceramist conservatively especially in enam... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Geographic Tongue: It could be genetic, it can also be a sign of trauma, possibly associated with sleep apnea ( a whole 'nother keetle of fish), or other conditions. If ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Soccer: All people should take care of their teeth. The specific relation i see between soccer and tooth care is one common with any contact sport, protecting... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Laser TX: There are a range of opinions on the efficacy of laser tx in periodontal disease. The disinfecting result is very well backed, the reattachment of tis... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Bone loss: Bone loss is associated with gum loss, they go hand in hand. Most perio is due to bacteria (better hygiene) but can be increased by trauma, smoking, s... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
See periodontist : Pain, infection are a few visible symptoms. There may be others that need to be evaluated by the periodontist and by x-ray. If you have concerns retur... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Multiple reasons: Could be due to buildup of bacteria in form of plaqueor calculus, infection due to a problem with the tooth itself or even trauma or external stimulus... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Be gentle: After a few days a clot will form and it is important to maintain it. Keep the area clean, stay away from hard food and trauma until you can see the a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Specialist: Eventhough there are dentist who choose to getting highly trained in specialities i would always go with the "true" specialist. Getting qualified in i... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Prevention: The best way is to see a dentist and have the problem treated. Meds are a temp option, eliminating the problem is the only long term solution. The ev... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Chronic ulcers: There are prescription meds help reduce the intensity and duration but this a virus and there is no cure. Palliative treatments can help with discomfo... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Hole in cheek: I would see an oral surgeon to have evaluated. You may have had a clogged salivary gland that backed up and the saliva hardened and somehow burst out ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Numbness: Depending on the extent of the infection, the nerve can be effected resulting in the numbness, which is hopefully reversible.The abx will lower the in... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Discomfort: Depending on the extent of your cleanings, the severity of the filling and the injections received, post discomfort is not unusually. If it is severe,... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Grinding: There are multiple reasons why people grind at night, the most common is psychosomatic and not treatable by a dentist. It is important that you limit ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Cold sores: Most cold sores are called aphthous ulcers. They are caused by a virus that the majority of the population has. There is no cure, it usually lays dorm... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Bumps: It depends on how far away. These bumps can be related to the abscess (also depends on type and extent of the abscess). It may also be unrelated but s... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Toothpaste: If the paste is approved and has fluoride, in my opinion they are all fine. It is the proper brushing and flossing that matters. The added perks of so... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Palliative TX: If you have a canker sore there are palliative txs. Some meds for shortening duration. A cold sore which is herpes also has meds to shorten duration a... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Dry socket: Dry socket is when the clot that forms in the socket after a few days, comes out. You want to keep the area clean and be gentle. Warm salt water rins... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Grill: Besides the personal preference of gold in the front, the material itself is not a problem. The problem would be reducing or damaging your teeth and e... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Depends: Depends on what was done and your home care. If they were simple extractions then you will notice a clot in a few days and some closure forming in a w... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Baby teeth: We get 2 sets of teeth. The adult ones develop underneath the primary and in the process of growth will erode away the baby teeths roots. This is what... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Broken jaw: Many things can affect the jaw joint. Whether there was an issue created when you broke your jaw, an occlusion issue or a functional issue needs to be... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Abscess: I am not sure why you are on two abxs. As far as pain, antiinfallmatories seem to work best with the deep ache that is associated with tooth pain. See... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Expansion: If you are asking if expansion of the palate is possible with braces only, daemon or not, then the answer is no, you will need an expander device. Als... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Root canal: Since there is no internal nerve there may be a "duller" feel to a root canaled tooth. Discomfort and pain can take time to dissipate, depending on am... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Be careful: I would see a qualified cosmetic dentist for approved and safe options for tooth whitening. There are degrees of whitening whether it be surface or de... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Gaps: There are multiple ways to fix this. Orthodontics involves no tooth preparation but does not change the tooth itself, ie color, condition, etc. Bondin... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
See the dentist: I assume you are talking about what can hold it in until you see the dentist, you shouldn't be doing it yourself. As a temporary measure ( and i mean ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Rough crown: If your root canal is done correctly (especially by an endodontist) then the rough crown with a hole can be replaced with a porcelain crown that has l... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Ortho: Without early phase ortho there can be insufficient space to open crowded teeth and extractions may be needed. Extractions would be more conservative ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Multippossibilities: It could be anything from a traumatized taste bud to an inflamed taste bud to inflammation from a external stimulus to something more complicated. I w... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
See dentist: Teeth yellow either due to stain, intrinsic color or damage to the external tooth. Lemon is acidic and will erode enamel which will make teeth yellowe... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Bumps on tongue: Your tongue is covered with bumps called taste buds. The ones towards the back tend to be larger. If you are concerned about a possible infection that... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Lingering pain: If it wasn't done by an endodontist, see one to evaluate. There can be many reasons. Recurrent infection not visible on xray, missed canals, fracture,... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Confused: Where is the gi. The actual canals should not be filled with GI but gutta percha and cement. If the top of the canals is sealed with GI or even as a ... Read More

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Mar 28, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ringer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ringer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Can it get out on its own without medical procedure ?
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Thanks for your quick reply! I wonder about how to ID & control the nastier bacteria. Bye!
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Thanks a lot but my dentist didn't told me any thing about this

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Southern California Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

Esthetic Professionals

Awards

Top Dentist, Third Place, Orange County, CA - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Cosmetics Dentistry
Orange County Academy of Cosmetic Dentitsry - Board
American Dental Association
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