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Heart Disease, Gum Disease and CoQ10

November 30, 2013

Heart disease is a major health problem. But as with so many other major health issues, some degree of prevention is possible, whether through regular medical exams, a healthy diet and exercise, or through nutritional supplements.

Today we’d like to take a moment to look at one such supplement—CoQ10. This enzyme is found naturally in the body, in some foods, and can be safely made in a laboratory and used to treat certain medical problems

One of those ways it can be used is in the prevention and treatment of heart disease. In research, it was found that patients with a cardiovascular disease often have a CoQ10 deficiency. By adding CoQ10 to your diet with a supplement, it may help you prevent or reverse a range of different problems, some related to heart health and some not. Those problems may include:

  • Congestive heart failure
  • High blood pressure
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Angina
  • Diabetes
  • Immune deficiency

Another condition that CoQ10 may help with is periodontal disease, which is also known as gum disease. In some studies, it has been found that CoQ10 may help patients treat this common oral health problem when it’s taken my mouth or applied directly to the patient’s gum tissue. Advanced gum disease has also been linked to heart disease in some studies.

Do you have questions about CoQ10 and its benefits? Do you struggle with the symptoms of gum disease? Call Randolph Dental Care to schedule an appointment with Dr. Goldstein. Our office serves patients from Randolph, Rockaway, Mendham, Chester, Morristown, Denville, Morris County, and beyond.

Comprehensive Periodontal Therapy from Dr. Goldstein

November 28, 2012

In our last post, we mentioned that in a recent survey completed for the CDC revealed that gum disease is a more prevalent condition than many originally thought. So today, we’d like to talk about the periodontal therapies you’ll find at Randolph Dental Care.

One of the most basic forms of periodontal therapy is scaling and root planing. Often, for patients with milder forms of gum disease, scaling and root planing is the primary—and sometimes the only—treatment needed.

Scaling and root planing is a nonsurgical therapy. The purpose of each is to remove plaque, calculus, and bacteria from either around or underneath the gum line.

Plaque is made from bacteria, and when not removed by brushing, flossing or a professional cleaning, it hardens into calculus. Plaque and calculus combined are what cause the soft tissue irritations responsible for gum disease.

But another nonsurgical tool that is helping Dr. Goldstein provide top-notch periodontal therapy to Randolph and beyond is Arestin. Using Arestin, Dr. Goldstein of Randolph Dental Care can provide more effective healing than he can with scaling and root planing alone.  That’s because Arestin fights infection with medicated microspheres of antibiotics, delivering more concentrated care than is possible with a pill. What’s more, it’s painlessly delivered to where you need it and continues fighting well after your appointment is over.

Do you need treatment for gum disease? Explore our periodontal therapy page for more information, and call our Randolph dental office to reserve an appointment.

We serve patients from Randolph, Rockaway, Mendham, Chester, Morristown, Denville, Morris County, and beyond.