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July 30th, 2021

 

Hilotherapy: Improved Healing Following Dental Surgery

Dental surgery are two words that, when used together, can inspire a lot of dread. Nobody likes pain, and recovering from surgery often brings swelling, discomfort and the use of prescription medications many would rather avoid. People are used to applying ice to help swelling, but this is often uncomfortable, messy as it melts and not as effective as you might imagine. Ironically, ice can be too cold and increase discomfort. In addition, holding it on the affected area doesn’t allow the patient the rest required for recovery.

Dr. Golden, always interested in the latest technology, has discovered a way to help her patients recover faster. The Swiss Dental Solutions Hilotherm cooling mask promotes safe, natural healing by reducing pain, swelling and bruising. This means that anesthesia and painkillers don’t have to be as widely used, sometimes even avoided. Patients can return to normal life faster, with less pain and metabolizing less medication.

 

To understand why the Hilotherm cooling mask can help so much, it’s useful to understand that when a patient undergoes surgery, the affected area endures a disruption in the supply of oxygen and other nutrients. The patient’s metabolic rate increases, which makes the skin inflamed. This creates a cycle where the area needs more oxygen than the body can provide, which leads to ischemia, or reduced blood flow that causes a further shortage of oxygen to the surrounding tissue. That in turn leads to cell death and edema, which is more swelling caused by excess fluid. Cooling the affected area reduces the need for oxygen in the damaged tissue, and this is where the Hilotherm cooling mask comes in.

Hilotherapy cools the skin at the perfect temperature to help the patient’s metabolism dispose of dead cells and accelerate the healing process. When used for 72 hours following a procedure, it reduces swelling and keeps the patient comfortable, often without pain medication. The mask contours to the patient’s face and provides cooling without dripping ice packs, allowing for rest or sleep.

The Hilotherm device circulates fluid through the mask, placed on the patient before swelling develops after dental surgery. The mask connects to the Hilotherm device with two small tubes, and the circulating water is kept at 62.5°, a soothing temperature that reduces swelling but doesn’t cause discomfort the way ice can. It benefits patients who might otherwise experience pain and swelling that make swallowing difficult and allows them to eat and drink, which in turn helps healing.

Dr. Golden uses the Hilotherm mask in the office, but also allows patients to use it at home after a procedure. She will also advise on holistic healing methods, such as nutritional supplements, which foods to eat and to avoid, the use of arnica, natural sleep aids and probiotics to ensure healthy intestinal flora that will aid in healing. You can trust that she will do everything she can to make your experience as painless as possible.

For more information about Hilotherapy, call 516-627-8400 or visit GoldenSmile.com.

SDS Ceramic Implants

July 30th, 2021

SDS Ceramic Implants at Golden Dental Wellness Center

Golden Dental Wellness Center is excited to announce that they will begin implementing the Ceramic Implant System with a surgeon trained and certified by Swiss Dental Solutions (SDS). Ceramic implants are a safe and aesthetic alternative to metal, and SDS has been developing their implants for more than 20 years.

Studies have shown that the wellbeing of the mouth is the wellbeing of the body. Health professionals have linked metal dental implants to such complications as infection, gum disease and tooth loss. For those with hypersensitivity to titanium (used in metal implants), recorded side effects include Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Psoriasis, Scleroderma, Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, type I diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Guillain-Barre syndrome and more.

Here are some advantages of SDS Ceramic Implants:

Aesthetics. Ceramic implants are white in color, which makes for a much more natural fit for your smile. With titanium, often times the metal can be visible at the gum line, which can make the gums look grey and discolored.

Strength and stability. SDS has been developing their implants for more than 2 decades, and they are stronger than ever – built to withstand tremendous pressure. They are also non-corrosive, unlike titanium, which can corrode over time into the gums and even lymph nodes.

Biocompatibility. SDS ceramic implants are made of zirconium oxide, with is 100 percent non-metallic, FDA-approved and completely biocompatible. This means that they will not harm living tissue of the body. In the case of metal implants, not only are they known to cause inflammation, many people have an allergy to the material. For those with comprised immune systems or allergies, metal implants can cause reactions and even be rejected by the body.

Precision. The implant uses microthreads that are more compatible with the cortical bone. This “Dynamic Thread®” has 2.5 times the thread depth, which makes for a larger surface area for osseointegration. Osseointegration is the process where an implant is accepted as a permanent part of your jaw.

In the pursuit of health, it is essential to ensure that ones dentist is using safe, biocompatible materials. Linda Golden and her staff can provide single or multiple implants, as well as pre and post-treatment care. “quote by Dr. Golden about the advantages of ceramic implants”

Golden Dental Wellness Center is located at 444 Community Dr., Ste. 204, Manhasset. For more information, call 516-627-8400 or visit GoldenSmile.com

Manhasset Holistic Dentist Office Expands Services

July 30th, 2021

Manhasset Holistic Dentist Office Expands Services

  • • Integrative Holistic Dental Office
  • • SDS/Swiss BioHealth Practitioners
  • • General and Specialty Dentists
  • • Biocompatible Materials
  • • SMART Mercury Removal
  • • Patient-centered, Relationship Based

If you’ve been looking for something different for your dental care, Golden Dental Wellness Center is the place for you and your family. You’ll find comprehensive, multidisciplinary, state-of-the-art dental care that also focuses on the whole person, not just your teeth.

You’ll experience a “patient-first” focus at GDWC, developing a partnership with your dental team, one where you’re listened to, heard, and offered choices that help get you to your health goals. Discovering root cause of oral disease helps you become proactive to prevent future problems, rather than reactive in just treating problems as they arise.

At GDWC you’ll find dental care CAN be comfortable, and even relaxing. All dental problems and materials used in your treatment are biocompatible, fluoride free, BSA & BHA free, and mercury free.

Located on Community Drive, in Manhasset for the past 25 years, GDWC has always offered a wide range of holistic dental services including: integrative methods for gum & dental health care, restorative dentistry, ceramic implants, TMJ treatment, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, oral cancer screenings, safe mercury removal, metal-free fillings, sedation options, and more!

To experience the difference Golden Dental Wellness Center can make in your overall health, give them a call at 516) 627-8400 to make an appointment, or stop by 444 Community Drive, Ste #204 in Manhasset just to say hello.

Dental IV Therapy

December 8th, 2020

While you might not associate IVs with a typical trip to the dentist, this practice is beginning to see more widespread adoption in the field. IVs are an amazing way to make sure patients have an adequate amount of the nutrients they need before, during, and after a dental procedure. We have discussed the merits of Vitamin C IVs before, but the benefits are worth revisiting! In addition, B12, and D3 are also IVs typically administered alongside dental procedures, each with their own positive effects on the body.

Vitamin C, traditionally found in fruits like oranges, have exceptional benefits when administered alongside a dental procedure. A Vitamin C IV can help break mercury bonds when removing old, dangerous fillings, prevent dry socket, decrease chronic or acute inflammation, and decrease or eliminate bleeding during procedures, redness, and swelling of the gyms during and after a procedure! While most of these benefits can be derived from a single IV administered during a larger procedure or surgery, you can also request a stand-alone IV to really double down on your body’s saturation and get rewarded with some great benefits to your dental and total body health! In fact, after two rounds of treatment, many patients had no inflammatory cells at all and healthier immune system overall!

Perhaps the second-most used vitamin in IVs is a vitamin B cocktail (B2,B6,B12), which primarily aids in energy production. After a procedure, your body has essentially been damaged and needs to recover; a B vitamin IV gives your body easy access to the energy it needs to mend itself. Usually found in meat, eggs, fish, and dairy, vitamin B helps the body process food into energy, regulate enzymes, and increase blood flow to damaged areas. During surgery, B2 also helps your body manage the biotransformation of agents used during the procedure, making sure they don’t stick around longer than they need to! If you’re worried about getting back on your feet after a tough dental visit, the B IV is the one you want!

Additionally, you could opt for a vitamin D3 supplementation! D3 is made naturally in your skin, but also typically found in raw fish and added to fortified milk. This is because D3 synergizes extremely well with calcium and aids in the production of muscles and bones, perfect for a dental application! If you’ve had problems with a tooth, chances are greater bone density and quick building of new bone tissue is something you’re looking for! In addition, D3 helps to limit inflammation, which is really helpful if the IV is administered during surgery.

Similar to B vitamins, an A vitamin cocktail also aids in recovery after a procedure or surgery. However, instead of producing raw energy, this IV will help your body construct the cells to build new tissue around the site of the procedure. Vitamins B, C, and A work in tandem to ensure that new tissue is grown properly and quickly, minimizing the risk for infection or complications from damage. Vitamin A also stimulates your immune system, further reducing the risk for infection!

If you don’t know what you need, don’t worry! Here at Golden Dental Wellness Center, we will do blood work for you and carefully examine if you could benefit from IV therapy as well as which vitamins will be best for your dental and total body health. To inquire about IV therapy during dental procedures, give us a call at (516) 627-8400.

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