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Dr. Robert Rosenfeld

Dentistry
Westwood, NJ
39 years experience male

Locations

Office

Westwood, NJ

Address

197 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ
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About

Bio

Graduated NUDS in 1983. Completed one year of General Practice Residency, second as Chief Resident at Long Island Jewish Medical Center (1983-1985). Completed numerous Continuums in Cosmetic dentistry. Member ADA, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Numerous clinical articles published.

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Dentistry

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
No, cure - treatment: You can't cure a toothache, you can only treat the source. Often, the source of pain is decay, which can infect the nerve in a tooth. The pain is fr... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes: Gingivitis is the early, reversible phase of periodontal disease. It is characterized by swollen, red, and bleeding gums. If it is not controlled, it... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Very!: Unless it is a primary (baby) tooth which is about to come out, or a tooth severely loosened by gum disease, removal without anesthetic would be excru... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Root Canal Therapy: "endo" implies "inside" and inside is where the nerve in a tooth resides. Endodontists diagnose and treat tooth pain from infected nerves. This is k... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes: Flossing well daily takes only minutes and is the only way to remove the invisible bacterial film (plaque) that is responsible for tooth decay between... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Probable Root Canal : Pain can derive from a tooth problem, or a problem with gums or bone surrounding a tooth. Assuming it is from a tooth, that tooth is probably sensiti... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
It depends: There is no one experience that all patients share. Some wisdom teeth are completely or nearly erupted into the mouth and removal should be less comp... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
See dentist for exam: A number of factors may be responsible. If too long since last professional cleaning, teeth (or tartar on teeth) may accumulate stain, which can rea... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Visit your dentist: You should visit your dentist, oral surgeon or physician. They will diagnose the condition and most likely prescribe oral antibiotics which should re... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
It can be treated: Tooth trauma (that caused chipping) can sometimes lead to death of tooth nerve, which may result in darkening of tooth. Root canal therapy can remove... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Depends: Hard to answer without seeing. Sometimes tooth whitening may reduce the contrast and be sufficient. Sometimes "microabrasion" can eliminate the spot... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Care, not meds: It would probably be safe, but it is essential that you seek professional care (local dentist, emergency room, etc). Throwing medication at the probl... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Can be: If you mean "are they hard to the touch", answer is sometimes. An abscess is infection in bone, gums or both. As pressure builds from within, over... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
See your dentist: Root canal therapy should have removed the nerves from your tooth, rendering it free of infection and pain. Pain now may be an indication of a fractu... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes: I'm not certain what you mean by "celebrity sexy'. If you mean straight, really white smiles, the answer is a qualified yes. Simply whitening a beau... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Not a simple problem: Confer with your physician about the possibility of substituting another medication (which hopefully won't have that side effect), but that isn't alwa... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Maybe, not necessary: Abusers of methamphetamine often experience rapid and severe tooth decay, possibly due to dry mouth, grinding, and poor hygiene. This leads to teeth ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Not much: Hydrogen peroxide (3%) is approved for use as a mouthwash when diluted 1:1 with water. This very weak solution may fizz slightly as it liberates oxyg... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
No: True maxillary sinusitis is an infection of the lining of the sinus. While upper wisdom teeth reside adjacent to that sinus, it is hoped that their r... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Usually not: Depending on the depth and severity of the decay that necessitated the filling, it is sometimes "normal" to have some discomfort after treatment. If ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Probably not: Clicking from the TMJ (jaw joints) indicates that something is not working perfectly. It is fairly common. It would be wise to see your dentist. Th... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Could irritate gums: Without knowing ingredients, hard to say. Many rinses contain alcohol, which is drying to soft tissues, and overuse should be avoided. Bottom line -... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
No: It is normal for the teeth on both sides of one's mouth to touch simultaneously when biting. If only one side touches, there will be extra stress pla... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
May not be wax: It would be wise to visit an ear/nose/throat doctor to check, but it's possible that there is no wax . You've touched upon a possible cause. Chroni... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Toothache: Nerves and blood vessels make up the dental pulp, the soft stuff that resides in the heart of a tooth (in the root canal system). Inflammation of the... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Unknown - hardly any: There is much misinformation about the dangers of mercury poisoning from dental amalgam. While it may not be possible to settle the "amalgam wars" wi... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Toothache or worse: Certain bacteria in everyone's mouth digest carbohydrates and produce acids. These acids cause a loss of minerals from tooth, which softens them. Th... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Needs attention: Not sure what you are seeing, but sounds like you should consult your dentist. Advanced gum disease could be the cause of what you are describing. I... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
No: Surprisingly, it can be good for your teeth. Digestion of carbohydrates by bacteria in dental plaque liberates acids which are responsible for tooth ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
See below: A compromised tooth (fracture, failing old filling) may need to be covered and protected by a crown. First, there must be enuf healthy tooth as a fou... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Maybe. See dentist : My first guess is trauma. Upper teeth extend just beyond lower teeth usually (even more so if there is an upper wisdom tooth present and none yet on ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Depends: Supernumerary just means "extra" tooth, and it can appear anywhere is mouth. Arguably, it could be somewhat more involved if it is way back in mouth,... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Don't eat toothpaste: Ingesting a small amount is unlikely to cause harm, but significant amounts could lead to abdominal pain, altered taste, convulsions, diarrhea, vomiti... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
See your dentist: In most instances, it is advisable to cover and protect a tooth with root canal therapy (rct) with a crown. Failure to do so could lead to tooth fra... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Too soon to worry: Eruption of primary teeth does not follow a rigid schedule. Some infants are born with teeth visible, others are delayed. Average age for appearance... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Usually not at all: With few exceptions, root canal therapy (rct) should be free of pain. Local anesthetic should eliminate all discomfort (if you feel anything, you mus... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
It depends: The need for a temporary filling may stem from a small chip or a much more substantial loss of part of a tooth, or even from an opening that a dentist... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes: That is normal. Typically, a temporary crown is fabricated by your dentist after he prepares tooth for coverage and protection by a "permanent" crown... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
No: If your tooth hurts, you may not need to lose it. Root canal therapy, done through the crown, may eliminate the pain and solve the problem. If the t... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes: Due to the proximity of the ear to the mouth, and the distribution of nerves in the area, dental problems can often cause pain to radiate to the ears.... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes: The eruption of primary (baby) teeth does not not follow a rigid schedule. The first teeth usually arrive at 6 months of age, but there is a range. ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
White patch: Leukoplakia is a medical term for a flat white lesion on the mucous membranes of the mouth (but possibly elsewhere also). They are not easily scraped... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Unlikely: In most cases, teeth with cavities (decay) can be rebuilt to resemble a perfect tooth. Only in cases of severe decay, often extending below the gums... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Simple tooth decay: Braces pose an obstacle to good cleaning of the teeth, so extra effort is necessary to avoid dental decay. Additionally, some patients ignore good m... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Not simple: In simplest cases, filling may actually be loose (not adhering to tooth) and mobile. More likely are concerns due to possible post-op symptoms. Sens... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
See your dentist: No surprise, but there's no other way to fix them. Treatment depends on how severely they are broken. Bonding can repair many problems. Porcelain v... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Visit your dentist: While there could be exotic causes for the condition you describe, the most likely is an abscess. It could be caused by an infected tooth. The infe... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
Images through teeth: X-rays use radiation of very short wavelength. Their penetrating nature allows one to see inside hard structures. Dental x-rays use either special f... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
No: Healthy teeth should be firmly anchored by surrounding bone (not visible because of overlying gums). In cases of advanced gum disease (periodontitis)... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 39 years experience
See dentist for exam: This problem is complicated. Oftentimes, smallest fillings can result in painful tooth. Bonding of filling requires careful attention to detail, and... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rosenfeld is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rosenfeld is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks, im going to the er right now, i just wanted a good nights sleep first
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Dental School
Graduated 1983MD

Awards

Top Dentist, First Place, Hackensack, NJ - Winter
2013
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