July 18, 2013
Periodontal disease (also commonly referred to as gum disease) can be tricky. In fact, while a majority of the population suffers from some stage of the condition, many don’t know it in the slightest because they’re not experiencing any noticeable symptoms. The truth is, periodontal often goes untreated until it advances to its more destructive stages, resulting in deterioration and even tooth loss; that’s why it’s so crucial for your dentist to catch and treat it as soon as possible. Thankfully, Drs. Resnick and Rosenfeld take the threat of periodontal disease very seriously; that’s why they’ve invested in a revolutionary technique for discovering its presence early on: microscopic monitoring. With the help of microscopic monitoring, our dedicated dental staff at Resnick and Rosenfeld, DDS in Edison, NJ will be able to ensure the health and happiness of our patients’ smiles for years to come!
What exactly is microscopic monitoring?
Periodontal disease occurs in the mouth because of a bacterial infection; therefore, by routinely sampling our patients for the presence of these pesky germs, our team can confirm the presence of gum disease early on! We simply obtain the sample with a non-invasive, perfectly comfortable procedure and then observe it closely beneath our high-powered microscope.
There are multiple benefits to this process. For one, treatment isn’t delayed until symptoms appear; instead, we can treat your mouth with simple, cleansing procedures that can eliminate dangerous bacteria, essentially saving your smile from any actual damage. Secondly, by undergoing microscopic monitoring, you’ll be sure to save yourself a pretty penny by not having to undergo more invasive therapy. What could be better?
Contact our Edison office today to schedule an appointment, or if you have any questions about our services. Dr. Resnick and Dr. Rosenfeld are committed to providing patients from all walks of life with compassionate, personalized dental care that leaves them smiling brighter. We also serve the areas of Clark, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Westfield, Colonia, and beyond.
July 12, 2013
Losing a tooth to decay or damage can be a devastating blow, both to one’s oral health and their self-confidence. It can be difficult to even leave the house, much less smile with confidence when you’re suffering an unsightly gap, not to mention all the potential oral health problems that can occur because of it, including a heightened risk of gum disease, severe shifting of the other teeth, and even additional tooth loss. Here at Resnick and Rosenfeld, DDS, we want to provide patients in Edison, NJ and beyond with a tooth replacement solution that they can feel proud of – one’s that comfortable, steady, and blends in seamlessly with their natural smile. That’s why we offer dental implants, a relatively new, revolutionary procedure that will help you regain both your confidence and your quality of life.
What sets dental implants apart from other tooth replacement methods?
While other restorative methods such as dentures and bridges only rest atop the gums and replace the crowns of missing teeth, dental implants are the only solution that effectively replicates the entire structure, including the root. This helps keep the jawbone from deteriorating and maintain the health of your mouth as a whole!
Dr. Resnick and Dr. Rosenfeld both work hard to stay up-to-date with all the changes the rapidly growing field of implant dentistry goes through, and they maintain relationships with excellent oral surgeons who can masterfully carry out the first step of the dental implant procedure – the surgical placement of a titanium rod, which will serve as the “root” of the new tooth. Then, once your jaw has had an appropriate time to heal from the procedure, you’ll return to our office where we’ll carefully place your custom-made crown and send you off with a beautiful, revitalized smile!
Contact our Edison, NJ practice today to learn more about the dental implants procedure, or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment! Our team is committed to providing patients with comprehensive, compassionate dental care that puts their comfort first. We also serve the areas of Clark, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Westfield, and Colonia.
Feel Soothed Instead of Scared in the Dentist’s Chair with the Help of Nitrous Oxide from Drs. Resnick and Rosenfeld
July 9, 2013
If the thought of going to the dentist makes you want to hide under your bed, you’re definitely not alone – a vast majority of Americans report experiencing some level of anxiety or fear when faced with impending dental care. However, it’s important to not let these feelings keep you from pursuing crucial care; after all, any problems you have could end up growing worse, resulting in even longer treatments to restore your smile’s health. Here in Edison, NJ, Drs. Resnick and Rosenfeld are committed to helping patients feel comfortable at all times; that’s why they provide nitrous oxide, a sedation dentistry method that can take the edge off of fear and anxiety, allowing for complete relaxation as our staff works hard to make your pearly whites happier and healthier.
Let the Team at Resnick and Rosenfeld, DDS Rejuvenate Your Smile
Nitrous oxide is often referred to as “laughing gas,” and it’s not hard to understand why! Once administered through a mask that fits over your nose, it induces the patient with feelings of comfort, warmth, and even euphoria in some cases. Is it not having a strong enough effect? No problem! We can easily increase or reduce the amount of gas you’re receiving in order to ensure you feel completely relaxed.
Unlike other sedation dentistry methods, one of the biggest perks of nitrous oxide is that its effects wear off in a matter of minutes. That means you can return to work, run errands, and even drive directly from your appointment – no recovery time required! This is a perfect option for busy patients who can’t sacrifice too much time for dental care.
Contact our Edison office today to schedule an appointment. Drs. Resnick and Rosenfeld can’t wait to give you something to smile about! We also serve the areas of Clark, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Westfield, Colonia, and beyond.
July 3, 2013
While patients can experience a wide variety of problems and complications concerning their oral health over the years, one of the simplest (and most embarrassing) problems would have to be bad breath. Also referred to as halitosis, bad breath is often a humiliating prospect for people with wide social or professional circles, not to mention that it often indicates the presence of more serious oral health problems. Here at Resnick and Rosenfeld, DDS, we don’t want to just correct big dental problems – we want to help you be completely happy with your teeth for life! That’s why below, we’ve provided some helpful tips to combat bad breath:
- First, be sure to attend regular check-ups with Dr. Resnick and Dr. Rosenfeld in Edison, NJ, as well as brush and floss the recommended amount. Cavities and gum disease are common causes of gum disease, and our team can’t quickly and effectively treat these problems once we notice them during a routine appointment. We can also provide you with suggestions for how to improve your daily hygiene routine.
- The tongue is one of the worst places for foul-smelling bacteria to cling and thrive, so one way to help the problem would be to invest in a tongue scraper! This helpful tool can reach the places your toothbrush just can’t clean.
- While they shouldn’t be relied on extensively in place of regular brushing and flossing, using an anti-bacterial mouthwash daily can help add an extra layer of protection against germs.
- Chew sugarless gum!
- Try to avoid foods that contain overly potent odors, such as garlic or onions.
Contact our Edison office today to schedule an appointment! Dr. Resnick, Dr. Rosenfeld, and their dedicated team can’t wait to give you something to smile about. We also welcome patients from the areas of Clark, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Westfield, Colonia, and beyond.