Dr. Eric Eltzroth

Dentistry
Chico, CA
25 years experience male

Locations

Philadelphia Square Dental Care

Chico, CA

Address

140 Independence Circle, Suite A, Chico, CA
Directions

About

Bio

Dr. Eric Eltzroth at Philadelphia Square Dental Care takes special care to ensure everyone feels relaxed and comfortable while in the office. We have heated, massaging dental chairs with overhead TVs in all the rooms. With Chico's only waterlase dental laser, we can do fillings without the drill!

Specialties
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Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

140 Answers
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
25 years experience
It could be: Sealants decrease the chance of developing cavities. So, you would have an increased chance of having a cavity on the biting surfaces of your teeth i... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
25 years experience
Normal to use gel: It is normal to use a gel prior to placing the sealant to prepare the surface of the tooth for the sealant. The sealant does decrease the risk of dev... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
25 years experience
Go with your feeling: If you trust your dentist, then talk with him about it. If he is offering to do invisalign treatment, he has likely done the necessary training in or... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
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Cavity Reduction: Dental sealants help reduce the risk of developing cavities on the biting surfaces of teeth.
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A member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
25 years experience
Good Idea: Dental sealants help reduce the risk of developing cavities on the biting surfaces of teeth. Doesn't matter how old you are, they do the same thing.
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A member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
25 years experience
Yes They Can!: Dental sealants help reduce the risk of developing cavities on the biting surfaces of teeth. Doesn't matter how old you are, they do the same thing.
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A member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
25 years experience
Sometimes: Many dentists do not place and restore implants. Some do both. Reasonable cost for everything depends on the location of the implant, what grafting ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
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Same Thing: A crown typically covers the whole tooth all the way around down to the gums. A veneer on the other hand typically only covers the front of the tooth... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
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What is the Goal?: Need more information to properly answer the question. Are you saying you want something to help with mild gum pain for a very short period of time? ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
25 years experience
Probably: Depends on just how badly worn, they may need root canals and crowns, not just veneers. Ask your dentist.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
25 years experience
Depends: Depends on whether you are having problems with them or not. If you aren't having any problems, wait until after you have your baby.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
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Probably Not: Depends on whether they are stitches that dissolve on their own and how long it has been since the surgery. If it's been over 14 days, you may be abl... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
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Not Common: Typically sealants are placed on the back teeth.
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A female asked:
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Laser: Yes they can. I use a laser. Some dentists use air abrasion.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
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Yes: Yes you can. This is a good reason to consider dental implants before you lose bone because dental implants maintain bone in the areas they are place... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
25 years experience
More Information: More information is needed in regards to the question. If you are referring to the upper jaw, could be a result of an infected tooth, a wisdom tooth,... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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Depends: Depends on the tooth and what type of crown.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
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Call your DDS: Call your dentist right away and have another one made.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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7 Days: A safe time to wait in most cases would be a week.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
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Without Treatment No: Once a tooth is infected, it will not get better without treatment, such as a root canal.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
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Full Denture?: If it is a full denture, you have no teeth to put braces on, definitely no. If it's a partial denture, also most likely no, but ask your dentist.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
25 years experience
Yes: It can. You don't want bacteria to get down into the filling material placed into the canals. See a dentist to make sure it is filled properly.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Crown: Usually you will want to protect it as much as possible with a crown.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
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Probably Not: Depends on the size of the piece. If it is small, it may not be harmful.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Possible Abscess: It could be a sign of an infected tooth. See your dentist to find out for sure.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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Possibly: Regardless of whether it is "working" or not, tooth pain can continue to increase even after oral antibiotics.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
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Abrasive? : It is abrasive, which is why it is often used in whitening toothpastes.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
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Not likely: Typically no. If it is being done with a staining process, no.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
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Good Idea: Dental sealants help reduce the risk of developing cavities on the biting surfaces of teeth.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
25 years experience
Yes: It is pretty normal during the healing process. I assume you aren't having any pain, so everything should be fine.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
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Pain Prescription: You will likely have pain, swelling and bruising following wisdom teeth extractions. You will also typically be prescribed some medications. Be sur... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
25 years experience
How severe?: Depends on how severe the gum disease is. Can take several treatments and many months.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
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Not at all: No, fillings are placed directly into the tooth. A crown is made outside the mouth, then cemented on the tooth.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
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Yes: Yes, that is the goal - to be able to use it.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
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No: No, it's not too early.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
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As Soon As You Want: Dental sealants are typically hardened with a light. So once you leave the dental office, they are completely set.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
25 years experience
No: They are not essential for healthy teeth, but they do help decrease the chance of developing a cavity.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
25 years experience
Not Long: It usually will only take a few minutes for a dental sealant to be placed on a tooth.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
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No: No, not usually. Typically no anesthetic is needed.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
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No Need to Wait: Usually, you can eat right away. The sealant material is set typically by a light and is fully hard when you leave the office.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
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Root Canal: Short answer is a root canal. Of course a tooth that has a root canal often needs other work as well, such as a crown.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
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7 Days: A usual amount of time for a typical tooth removal is about 7 days.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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Yes: You will definitely want to keep hydrated. So drink plenty of fluids. Avoid carbonated beverages and alcohol.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
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Lots: Braces move the teeth. They don't physically change the shape or shade of the teeth, only their position. Veneers can change shape, shade, size, etc... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
25 years experience
Not Really: Dental sealants help reduce the risk of developing cavities on the biting surfaces of teeth. No real disadvantages to them.
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A member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
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They Help: Dental sealants help reduce the risk of developing cavities on the biting surfaces of teeth. They can’t prevent 100% of cavities from forming.
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A member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
25 years experience
Not Just for Kids: No, sealants help decrease the risk of developing cavities on the biting surfaces of teeth. Doesn't matter if you are young or old, still does the sa... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
25 years experience
Highly Unlikely: It would be highly unlikely for you to have sealants on all your teeth for life.
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Mar 22, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Eltzroth is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Eltzroth is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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This made me feel good. Thanks!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
Graduated 1998MD

Medical/Graduate school

Ohio State University College of Dentistry
Graduated 1998MD

Awards

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Affiliations

California Dental Association (CDA)
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