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Periodontal Therapy from Dr. Goldstein

June 26, 2012

In our last blog past, we discussed the relationship between your oral health and your overall health, noting that inflammation in your mouth can lead to other health conditions. Specifically, the inflammation we were talking about was a common condition known as periodontal disease, or gum disease.

When gums become inflamed, it’s because of bacteria and plaque. When this inflammation isn’t treated, pockets can develop between the soft tissue of the gums and your teeth. That’s what gives bacteria and plaque access to the bloodstream and, from there, other parts of the body.

But the good news is that, at our Randolph dental office, Dr. Goldstein has three great periodontal therapies for patients to take advantage of:

  • Scaling
  • Root planning
  • Arestin

Scaling and root planning are procedures that let Dr. Goldstein clean below the gumline to rid teeth and gums of harmful plaque and bacteria. Arestein, meanwhile, is a topical antibiotic that provides patients with long-lasting protection against bacteria. It’s applied below the gumline in our office and goes to work immediately, releasing powerful medication over time to deliver painless treatment.

Have you noticed a change in how your gums are doing? Don’t put off your next visit any longer. Call Dr. Goldstein’s Randolph dental office today to schedule your next visit. We recommend that you see Dr. Goldstein every six months for a regular cleaning and exam. That way we can help you stay on top of your oral health. Schedule your visit with us today if you live in Randolph, Rockaway, Mendham, Chester, Morristown, Denville, Morris County, and surrounding areas.

The Relationship Between Your Oral Health and Overall Health

June 12, 2012

If you’ve always assumed there’s no connection between your smile and your general well being, you might be surprised at what recent studies from The New England Journal of Medicine and The Journal of the American College of Cardiology have reported. In both cases, it was found that inflammation in the mouth contributed to coronary artery disease and other heart conditions, drawing a direct link between oral health and heart health.

But it’s not the heart that can be affected by poor oral health. Inflammation in the mouth has also been shown to have a connection with health conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes complications, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, pneumonia, pre-term birth and more.

So what does all this mean for you?

It means that looking after your smile is more important than you might have realized. You already knew, of course, that it was important to watch out for gum disease and tooth decay, but this new information makes regular visits and brushing and flossing even more important.

How Long Has It Been Since Your Last Regular Exam and Cleaning?

Because a healthy smile is so important to your overall health, we recommend that you see Dr. Goldstein and his Randolph team twice a year—or about every six months—for a regular oral exam and cleaning. Through regular visits like these at our Randolph dental office, we can help you keep a close eye on your oral health, helping it stay healthy and strong for years to come

Our Randolph office serves patients from Rockaway, Mendham, Chester, Morristown, Denville, Morris County, and surrounding areas. We look forward to hearing from you.