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Dr. Alan Rothstein

Periodontist

Dr. Alan Rothstein is a top Periodontist in Denville, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Alan Rothstein is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Alan Rothstein is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Alan Rothstein is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Denville, New Jersey, Dr. Alan Rothstein is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Alan Rothstein
  • Denville, New Jersey
  • Columbia University
  • Accepting new patients

Is gum disease possible in a 3 year old?

It could be a gum infection or just dry mouth but not periodontal disease at age 3. You should take her to either the family dentist or a pediatric dentist. I hope this helps. READ MORE
It could be a gum infection or just dry mouth but not periodontal disease at age 3. You should take her to either the family dentist or a pediatric dentist. I hope this helps.

I recently had an intense cleaning at the dentist because I had gingivitis. Will smoking make things worse?

Yes. Smoking, because of the tar, nicotine and heat delays healing and causes damage to all the tissues in your mouth. I hope this helps.

Alan Rothstein DDS

Concern for gum graft recovery

It is still very early on in the healing phase for a gum graft. It can take 6–8 weeks for the gum graft to fully mature and heal. If the surgeon is pleased so far, I would accept READ MORE
It is still very early on in the healing phase for a gum graft. It can take 6–8 weeks for the gum graft to fully mature and heal. If the surgeon is pleased so far, I would accept that. Please do not touch the graft as the more it moves, the less likely it is to attach properly.

Best regards,

Alan Rothstein, DDS, FICD