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July 20th, 2014

An abscess is a collection of pus that accumulates internally around infections. An abscessed tooth occurs when the root of a tooth is infected, generally resulting from untreated tooth decay. Infection surrounding an abscessed tooth can spread to surrounding bone tissue resulting in tooth loss and other oral health problems. The only way to treat a tooth abscess is with a root canal.

Bergenfield dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter uses advanced technology to ensure the root canal procedure is both comfortable and... Read More

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July 3rd, 2014

If you feel anxious, nervous, or fearful prior to dental treatments, conscious oral sedation may be exactly what you have been looking for. This type of sedation dentistry allows for complete relaxation of both body and mind, helping produce optimal comfort. Better yet, it does not come with the complications and risks associated with deeper IV sedation.

Bergenfield dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter is pleased to offer conscious oral sedation to patients who need assistance feeling comfortable before their... Read More

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June 20th, 2014

Gingivitis is the most common type of gum disease. It is also the easiest to treat. When symptoms of this common oral health issue occur, Bergenfield dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter can provide a deep gum cleaning along with detailed home-care instructions. Your at-home instructions will include enhanced daily care such as regular brushing and flossing. Dr. Perlmutter will also recommend a medicated or antibacterial mouthwash if such steps are necessary in your case. This can be discussed in greater detail during your visit... Read More

June 4th, 2014

According to Gallup, 70.5 percent of adults in New Jersey report having visited the dentist at least once in the past 12 months for routine cleanings and checkups. This is nearly six percentage points higher than the national average of 64.7, but not enough to place New Jersey in the top 10 states for dental health.

Why Routine Visits Matter

Routine dental care such as cleanings and examinations are essential for optimal oral health. Your visits to... Read More

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May 20th, 2014

Does the thought of going to the dentist make you cringe? Do you feel anxious or nervous when considering even routine cleanings and examinations? Would you rather take your chances on losing teeth or developing gum disease than have to walk into a dental office?

If you can answer “yes” to even part of one of these questions, you deserve to know about your sedation dentistry options.

Bergenfield dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter strongly believes that everyone is entitled to a smile that is healthy, strong, and attractive. He also... Read More

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May 20th, 2014

Does the thought of going to the dentist make you cringe? Do you feel anxious or nervous when considering even routine cleanings and examinations? Would you rather take your chances on losing teeth or developing gum disease than have to walk into a dental office?

If you can answer “yes” to even part of one of these questions, you deserve to know about your sedation dentistry options.

Bergenfield dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter strongly believes that everyone is entitled to a smile that is healthy, strong, and attractive. He also... Read More

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May 6th, 2014

According to a survey from the American Association of Orthodontists, the number of adults seeking orthodontia has reached record highs. This is largely due to the advent of more comfortable and less obtrusive options such as Invisalign®, which has allowed for adults to discreetly address malocclusion in a fraction of the time required for braces.

Invisalign offers a number of benefits for adults seeking orthodontic treatment. The clear plastic aligners are not only discreet, they’re comfortable, and will not cut or otherwise irritate sensitive oral... Read More

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April 22nd, 2014

Surface stains caused by foods, beverages, and tobacco, along with discoloration resulting from aging can typically be addressed with topical teeth whitening. Dumont cosmetic dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter is pleased to offer in-office whitening solutions such as BriteSmile® which can lighten teeth up to 10 shades in as little as one hour. Take-home kits are also available from our office for equally consistent, albeit less immediate results.

Topical teeth whitening solutions may be able to penetrate deep into teeth and remove some staining... Read More

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April 11th, 2014

We’ve all heard the jokes – I’d rather have a root canal – or seen how root canals are portrayed in various popular forms of entertainment. However, the truth of the matter is that root canal treatment is actually no more uncomfortable than a typical dental filling. In fact, because the nerve of the tooth is already dead when a root canal is necessary, this treatment can actually be less intense than many other general dentistry services.

All kidding aside, Bergenfield dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter understands that procedures like root canal... Read More

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March 24th, 2014

Sleep dentistry involves heavy sedation that renders a patient unconscious. Most often this is accomplished by medications delivered intravenously. IV sedation requires constant monitoring of vitals and can, in some cases, be much more than the patient needs. Bergen County sedation dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter does not offer IV sedation. Sedation dentistry allows a patient to become completely comfortable and anxiety free while remaining conscious enough to respond to basic directions. Sedation dentistry is... Read More

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