Dr. Randy Nolf

Periodontics
Stroudsburg
44 years experience male

Locations

Thrive Sleep and Breathing

Stroudsburg

Address

106 Skinner Hill Road (Rt 611), Stroudsburg
Directions

About

Bio

About Dr. Randy Nolf Founder of THRIVE Sleep and Breathing Dr. Nolf can help you sleep, place your implants, save your teeth, and teach you to ski. He’s part dental sleep specialist, part implant surgeon, part gum surgeon and part ski instructor.

Specialties
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Periodontics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

85 Answers
41 Agrees
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Self assessment: Take a self assessment at www.Thedentaltest.Com. It will help you understand your personal risk for gum disease, dental decay and oral cancer. Soo... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Increased stability: When bone has been lost and deep pockets develop around teeth in the gum it is impossible for you to effectively clean and control bacteria. Disease ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Primary herpes : We all get cold sore type herpes in our lives. Usually at a very young age and it normally goes unnoticed as a sore. It heals in 10 to 14 days. S... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Bone infection: If a dead nerve has caused an abscess it is infected into the bone. In that case it would be unlikely that applying a medicated preparation to the su... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Dental cavities?: Do you mean the oral cavity (mouth)? Or teeth cavities? Diseases of the oral cavity can have down stream effects in the body. Minor dental cavi... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Gingivitis: Possibly gingivitis, the most common gum disease or worse... Periodontitis. Gingivitis is easily reversed by brushing effectively and flossing daily.... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Probably: Sounds like you have some serious health issues. It's not normal for teeth to fall out when you brush. A physical examination would be a good idea.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
May not be teeth: It is very rare and I have never seen a case of all teeth causing pain. First we need to go through a detective process and narrow down the symptons.... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Tissue graft: A periodontist can cover the root with a plastic surgery procedure to graft over the exposed root. Find a periodontist.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Vitamin B complex: I have had success treating inflamed papilla of the tongue with daily dose of vitamin b complex. If you are prone to it, stay on the vitamin b comple... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Sinus: Your sinuses could be the source. Mild sinus infection is possible with only occasional bad taste or odor. Sneezing or bending over can be the tr... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Gum disease: One possibility is gum disease. The bacteria of gum disease can cause bad breath. Another possibility with or without gum disease is the bacteria of... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
TMJ or tooth: The symptoms you describe can be caused by temporal mandibular joint and jaw muscles. The joint is in front of the ear and muscles attach along jaw n... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Root sensitivity: As long as the pain subsides when you take the cold air away it is likely a minor reversible issue. Exposed root surface or a missing filling opens th... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
See a dentist: This doesn't qualify for home remedy or treatment from a well meaning friend. See a dentist who is trained to comfortably smooth it, extract it or fi... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Helps remove stain: Baking soda is an abrasive and helps remove stain. No other whitening effect. If used long term the abrasive affect can thin enamel of teeth causing... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Save your tooth: Simple answer is save your tooth if the only problem is a dead nerve. If the gums are healthy and future disease risk is low you are far better off i... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Mouth odor: As for mouth odor you should rule out gum disease. It also can be from bacteria resident in the back of the mouth, throat and nasal passages. One wa... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Online self test: www.thedentaltest.com can be an excellent start. Free online survey that will help you become a more educated patient before you see a dentist. As y... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Yes: I always communicate with a patients OB physician to be sure we are fully aware of any special precautions. The 2nd trimester is the preferred time f... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Meds or vitamins: Medications, even vitamins can cause yellow armpit stains. B vitamins especially b complex can be a factor in yellow stains.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Dry mouth: Reduced saliva is a common side effect of some psyche meds. Dry mouth or xerostomia can increase the risk of decay, gum disease and oral yeast infect... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Multiple causes: Based on the information you provided i would speculate on more than one cause for the symptoms. For instance the jaw pop may not be causing the tinn... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Craze lines: Fine cracks in the enamel of teeth are quite common and typically are not necessary to repair. The cause can be wear and tear, force and temperature ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Gum disease: You almost certainly have gum disease. The headache could be associated with other conditions. From your information i suspect you have severe gu... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Do: Do I have adequate bone for it to be a simple case?
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Meds and lip drape: Your meds may be a significant contributor to dry mouth. Also it is not inconceivable that your lip drape over your new veneers may have changed ma... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Unrelated conditions: These two issues may be unrelated to a common cause. As far as bad breath you should have your dentist rule out gum disease. Floss daily and brush y... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Not teeth: I would not expect your description of symptoms to be of dental origin. While anything is possible i would start with the premise that the cause is n... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Xylitol: Not sure what might qualify as natural. Alternative products to the big pharma brands you could consider xylitol products to help with fresher breath... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Ask your physician: I think that may be a question appropriate for a neurologist. Unlikely is of dental origin.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Normal for ER: I have a great respect for er physicians. They will be the first to agree they don't like handling dental problems. The er concern is to get you out... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Imbalance: Thrust is yeast. Yeast is a normal inhabitant of the oral environment and competes with the normal bacteria. When things get out of balance the yeas... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Yes: Stress leads to teeth clenching or grinding. Just like any muscle/joint complex that is over used it can become sore and painful. There are simple... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Draining abscess.: Very likely you have an abscess that drained. A tooth abscess will cause pain as it creates pressure inside the jaw bone. When the pressure drains t... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Bacteria: Bacteria in you mouth is a community of many types. Some types cause bad breath and some may coat your tongue. The tongue is often a source of mouth... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Breathing obstructio: Breathing may be difficult due to swelling in throat. I suggest a visit to a doctor asap.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Seek exam: Your symptoms are not specific enough without examination. X-rays will be needed for a diagnosis. Pain in the front and a swollen cheek may be cause... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
He may be right: Sudden loss of gum tissue can idicate a structural problem with the gums. Seek advice of a periodontist because continue rapid recession can lead to ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Wisdom tooth: Get your teeth checked for infection. It's on one side and you have bad breath. Good possibility it's from a localized source like a tooth since it'... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Yes: Not a typical procedure but there are times when it needs to be done.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Yeast: Burning mouth can be troublesome to diagnose and treat. I have found yeast imbalance is a common source. I treat with anti fungal meds. I also ha... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Success: Success rate is 95%.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Yeast infection: If it is across the whole palate it may be yeast imbalances/overgrowth. Antibiotics would make it worse.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Abscess : Tooth abscess is a likely explanation. Tooth abscess will be painless as long as it drains. It will be painful when it builds pressure. It should b... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Yes: Yeast infections are more like yeast imbalances. The yeast is normally in balance with resident bacteria. When something throws off the balance the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
See a physician: I doubt this symptom is of dental origin. I believe you should bring this to the attention of a medical doctor.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Bad spot: Not a good spot for an ulcer. Get it checked by a dentist. This is especially important if its been there more than 2 weeks.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Reduced saliva: You may have reduced saliva. It is normal to an extent as we age but it can also signal other issues. One very common factor is medications.
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A member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 44 years experience
Infection: If its only one side then likely the infection is causing the swelling. If its both sides you should be concerned about a reaction to the medication.... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Nolf is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nolf is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I wish I could ask more soon. ;)
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

Temple School of dentistry
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Residency

Branemark Clinic, Gotemborg, Sweden
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Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Allentown, PA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Allentown, PA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Allentown, PA - Winter
2013

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