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Dr. Randy Nolf

Periodontics
Stroudsburg
43 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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Breathing obstructio: Breathing may be difficult due to swelling in throat. I suggest a visit to a doctor asap.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 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
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Yes: Not a typical procedure but there are times when it needs to be done.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 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
A member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 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
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 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.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Yes: Just like removing an infected splinter would continue to be sore for a while as it heals an extraction site of a tooth will be sore. Many times it... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Yes: Sometimes the asymmetry can be corrected in part or completely with dental rehabilitation. It is also possible to have asymmetry of the face crea... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Find cause: I suggest you find the cause. If it's a habit that's less troubling than if its a physical cause like a breathing difficulty.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Pain meds: If you are taking narcotic pain medications like codeine, vicodin, Percocet can slow your GI tract. Possibly causing the distention.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Braces, invisilign: Two most common are braces like we all know and invisilign which is clear retainer system that can be removed and are changed as treatment progresses.... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 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
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Very rare: I've been placing implants since 1985 and severe pain associated with the surgery or the healing is very unusual. Tooth extraction is more painful af... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Infection: Broken teeth typically have some degree of infection. Gum disease infection or abscess can be low grade smoldering infection that sends the by produc... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
No: The tern bite collapse has a specific meaning and given this information it would not lead to bite collapse. Clenching however can be a result of a... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 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
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 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
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 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.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 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.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Success: Success rate is 95%.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
No: In my office we use novocaine for deep cleanings for gum disease. Deep cleaning called scaling and root planing goes below the diseased gum tissue an... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
May self adjust: If the seperation is only slight the teeth may simply self adjust back to contact. Teeth want to be in contact and taking a tooth slightly out of occ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 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
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
White fillings: I've seen some white bonded fillings cause pain almost instantly after placement. One possible cause can be slight contraction of the filling materia... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 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
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Yeast infection: If it is across the whole palate it may be yeast imbalances/overgrowth. Antibiotics would make it worse.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 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
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Bacteria: Probably more due to shift in your oral bacteria than osteoporosis. Floss daily and start chewing xylitol gum. All cavities need to be filled or seal... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Ibuprophen: Sorry to hear about your pain. You can take up to 2400 mg of Ibuprofen daily. That would be 4 over the counter Motrin 3 times per day. The antibioti... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
None: In normal prescribe doses there is no negative effect on dental tissue. A child forming teeth ingesting excessive Fluoride doses, like that in an are... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Complicates diabetes: There has been strong research connecting gum disease with diabetic control and complications. A recent study just reported over all medical costs ar... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Yeast: A normal inhabitant of your mouth along with bacteria is yeast. An antibiotic can upset the normal balance by killing the friendly bacteria. Yeast o... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Self descriptive: Burning mouth syndrome is partly in the description of the patient. A burning mouth does not require most patients to 'look' for symptoms, they know ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Rule out infection: Most likely unrelated to the wisdom tooth extraction. Submandibular salivary glands can swell due to a damaged duct or salivary stone but the area of... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Herpes: Herpes outbreak/cold sores will often start as a tingling sensation before the lesions appear. Herpes simplex is the virus that causes cold sores and... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Symptoms or X-ray: Tooth pain can be from the live nerve inside a tooth or an abscess outside the tooth. Nerve pain is usually sharp and triggered by cold, hot, sweet... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Same: Dds (doctor of dental surgery) was the first dental degree. Later a dental school changed its degree program to dmd (doctor of dental medicine) and o... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Dentist check up: A failing implant is often difficult for the patient to detect. Anyone with implants should have regular check ups and occasional x-rays to catch pr... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Thumb crib: An orthodontist can attach a device called a thumb crib which is a strong reminder to help break the habit. If a child is determined to break the hab... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Thirsty?: If the water consumption is due to thirst you would be well advised to have a screening for diabetes.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Only drained: Perhaps the first time they treated by draining the abscess and antibiotic but not removing the source. If they told you to see a dentist they may ha... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Initial 2 days: Initial recovery is 2 days, 4 if you have extensive swelling. Ice is very helpful the first 24 hours. Sutures usually removed or gone in 1 week. Th... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Second opinion: The dentist must have had a reason to mention surgery. With TMJ symptoms i always suggest going slow and eliminate the easiest treatments as ineffect... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Good hygiene: While supplements can't hurt, it will be more important to practice ideal hygiene. Brush and floss correctly, thoroughly twice daily. Be sure to sta... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Ears: It may be a problem with the middle ear. The pressure equalization may be restricted due to congestion of the eustacian tube. You should seek the ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Not all are the same: Wisdom teeth can be simple extractions or more invasive procedure if the teeth are impacted. Impaction means they are buried either covered by gum or... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Viral or bacterial: Common cause can be a break in the protective surface allowing normal mouth bacteria into the tissue. This is called aphthous ulcer. Another commo... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Days: The meds should clear from your system within days of discontinuing. The effects of long term use however may take longer to normalize. 3months see... 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
Completed undefined

Residency

Branemark Clinic, Gotemborg, Sweden
Completed undefined

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

Affiliations

Founder, PreViser Inc. disease management software company
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