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Dr. Jason Cataldo

dentistry - Periodontics
Durham, NC
25 years experience male

Locations

Periodontics and Dental Implants of North Carolina

Durham, NC

Address

3505 University Drive, Durham, NC
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Office

Durham, NC

About

Bio

Dr. Cataldo is originally from Buffalo, NY . He attended the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, completed a general practice residency at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, IL, and completed his periodontal training at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Cataldo is Board Certified in Periodontology and an Adjunct faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as a US Army reserve dentist since 1999-2008. He is a member of the following professional organizations: <ul><li>American Academy of Periodontology</li><li>American Dental Association</li><li>North Carolina Dental Society</li><li>North Carolina Society of Periodontists</li><li>Academy of Osseointegration</li><li>International Congress of Oral Implantologists</li><li>Academy of General Dentistry </li><li>Fellow, Institute of Advanced Laser Dentistry</li></ul>Dr. Cataldo maintains a busy periodontal practice full time in Durham, NC between Duke University and the University of North Carolina.

Specialties
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dentistry - Periodontics

Periodontics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

101 Answers
37 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
No: Even though it may be uncomfortable, it's not doing any permanent damage. Actually - healthy gums tend to be more sensitive to probing than diseased... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
The alternatives: As a general rule, bone grafting procedures are highly successful. The most important factor to success is blood supply. Maintaining proper blood su... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
You can: That's good biopsy news. If you are unsure, though, you can. Remember - the doc was reading from a biopsy report from an oral pathologist. You can ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Yes: Forgive me, but i'm not exactly sure what you mean. If you have a dental implant and a tooth attached and you have the tooth removed (you can't do it... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Implants: Assuming you do not have a complicated medical history, and you have sufficient bone, dental implants are the best choice. Your periodontist should c... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Maybe: If this is the case, we recommend you be seen asap for an evaluation. Depending on when you started the antibiotic, you may already be behind the abi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Several things: Breath odor can occur from: 1. Foods 2. Gum disease 3. Fungal infections 4. Tonsillitis problems 5. Esophageal/reflux issues 6. Tumors/lesions... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Brush it: If you have a fungal infection from Candida Albicans on your tongue, the surface may have a white coating. Vigorous brushing with a toothbrush you de... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
YES!: We recommend you see a specialist (periodontist) for treatment of agresssive periodontitis. The damage can be extensive. If you can, contact a board... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
All of them: Whether using a gingival graft, a connective tissue graft, or an allograft (from another human) - all of them result in new attachment to the root. ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Yes: A comprehensive periodontal evaluation and a full mouth radiographic series are recommended to properly diagnose periodontitis.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Possibly: Not knowing what type of cyst it was, and whether it was benign or malignant, it's difficult to give you an accurate answer. Hopefully you had it bio... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Red/purple/white: Color is only one consideration - the correct color of healthy gums is "coral pink." anything other than this could be an issue. Some people, dependi... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
It depends: Flossing shouldn't hurt. You may be doing it too roughly or there may be an underlying problem. Dr. Wright is correct in that it may be related to ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Yes: It won't harm you, but it won't be effective. There is a difference between a candida infection on the tongue due to taking antibiotics and thrush wh... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Trauma: The most common cause of failure of an allograft is trauma to the wound area during the critical first week of healing. These grafts are durable and ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Possible: Again, it's possible but not likely. Some medications do cause gum (gingival) enlargement which many patients sometime perceive or interpret as swell... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Not long: Most appointments last about an hour including sedation, anesthesia, the procedure, and dismissal. Many like to say how fast they can do things, but ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
High: There are two basic types of grafts - your own tissue and someone else's. When you use your own tissue it heals very well - when you use someone else... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Both: Both grafts are highly successful. There really is not a "better" one. I do these grafts all week long, and they are appropriate for different tissu... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Yes, but...: Invisilign movement of teeth works after gum grafts and bone grafts. Depending on which one you have, it can be weeks or months. Generally 8 weeks f... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
It depends: Sometimes a broken root in the gums will "work it's way out.' if the root is still embedded in the bone, it may remain a while. In either case, this ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Quite alot: In our periodontal practice, our hygienists spend a good deal of time with you and know your mouth the best. They are active in discussing the condit... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
It depends: This is a complex question, but the most straightforward answer is that since gum disease or periodontitis, is an infection, the bacteria have access ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate): No mouthwash will get rid of gum disease, but of all the ones available, Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is the best because of the substantivity of... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Yes and No: Gingivitis is a soft tissue only disease affecting only the gum tissue. It's reversible. Chronic periodontitis is the main cause of tooth loss in the... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Absolutely: Really, that's all you need to do. A mouthwash won't help you. Good work. Tv might lead you to believe a mouthwash is necessary, but it's not.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Very: If you don't take care of them, you can develop gingivitis and this can become periodontitis (gum disease) which can result in tooth loss, and contrib... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Problem: If you had scaling and root planing 4 months post - lanap, you may have an issue. This is not recommended and can jeopardize your lanap results. It ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
You are correct: It is a long time not to know for sure. The lanap protocol does work though and ultimately should be followed for best results. It is counterintuiti... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Avascular tissue: The area around the roots on a molar tooth (furcation) has very little blood supply, and for this reason, is a challenging area in which to achieve re... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Several things: Generally, bleeding gums are due to a dental/periodontal problem. You may have gingivitis, or it may have progressed to periodontitis (not as likely a... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Yes: Salt water rinses have been recommended for hundreds of years to sooth sore tissues and disrupt and kill bacteria. Other rinses you can use are hydr... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
It may be: Periodontal disease can continue even though pockets have "shrunk." after antibiotics or initial therapy, pockets will shrink but the disease may sti... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
It can be!: Periodontitis is usually not painful until it becomes severe. If you are having pain - contact a periodontist for an evaluation.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Treatment: It sounds like you may have periodontal disease. In the short term, you can use ibuprofen, but the most effective long term pain relief will be from ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
LJP: Now called localized aggressive periodontitis - it is a form of periodontitis where the bacteria a.A. Affects the molars and incisors of juvenile aged... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Yes: Be careful though - sometimes your dental benefit provider will refuse to pay for treatment done in one sitting.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Changes: If you have had your teeth removed due to periodontal disease, you may still suffer the effects, even though you no longer have periodontal disease. ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
It depends: Patients ask me this all the time! there are sedatives and pain pills. Generally we advise a sedative prior to treatment, and a pain pill after trea... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Excision: You've used a clinical term which suggests you have already consulted a professional. This condition may be dental or skeletal. Depending on which o... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
No: With today's advancements in periodontal disease treatment, a laser can be used to treat teeth previously indicated for removal. The best person to h... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Pre-term low birthwt: Aggressive and chronic periodontitis can result in pre-term low birth weight. Bacteria beneath the gum line has access to the bloodstream. The best ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Aggressive disease: Periodontal disease that occurs in someone your age is defined as aggressive in nature. You have particularly virulent (think nasty) bacteria that ha... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
They can: Think of the ligament as a cushion. It will recover from some, minor trauma. A partial avulsion of a tooth or trauma can heal itself once the trauma ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Yes.: A mother with periodontal disease is at increased risk of having a pre-term low birth weight baby. This is documented and the consensus. Obviously a... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Get help!: Periodontitis is most effectively treated in the early stages!
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
No and yes: This is a common question. Listerine will kill bacteria on the surface of the gums and mask the odor from the bacteria causing gum disease. It will ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Soon!: It's likely the donor site was your palate, and there are alot of nerves here. This can take a few days to a week to stop hurting depending what type... Read More

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Apr 11, 2013
Dr. Cataldo clearly shows not only a wealth of knowledge, but dedication to his profession and the public, along with thorough, to the point and articulate answers.
Mar 23, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Cataldo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for your time. My teeth were always beautiful. So its traumatic for me. People tell me NOW I do too! They have no idea......
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Thanks for your quick reply! Right Lateral tongue is inflammed,red patch starts with a spot,grows and makes tongue bald,later it heals and again samething, same location
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Ok. Alloderm being used right now for my situation. Bye!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

university at buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, NY
Graduated 1997MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Durham, NC - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Durham, NC - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Durham, NC - Winter
2013
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