Long Island Dentist Offers IV-C Therapy
Golden Dental Wellness recommends complementing dental care with vitamin C infusion
Orange juice has long been used as a homeopathic cocktail to boost the immune system and fight illness. Intravenous vitamin C, which delivers 120 times the amount of vitamin C found in a glass of juice, has been studied extensively and has been found to have a wide range of positive effects on the immune system, especially in individuals undergoing dental and medical procedures, says Dr. Linda Golden, who recommends IV-C therapy.
“In order to increase absorption rates far beyond what could be achieved with oral supplementation, we can deliver a dose from 10g up to 60g of vitamin C directly into your body, both during a dental procedure, to decrease bodily fatigue, and during the weeks afterward, to decrease recovery time,” she says. “Post-procedure IV-C is also recommended and can be completed in less than an hour, making it easy to fit in around a busy schedule.”
Golden recommends practitioners who can provide post-procedure IV-C in her patients’ area. She can also prearrange to provide the therapy in her office during a dental treatment if indicated.
IV-C has been clinically tested repeatedly and has yielded some “astounding results,” Golden says, from helping repair the immune system during dental treatment to minimizing pain during and after dental procedures.
For patients having old mercury restorations removed, an IV-C can help loosen residual mercury from the bonding site and act as a heavy metal detoxification agent during and after mercury removal, she says. She also recommends IV-C before, during and after ceramic implant placement.
“We’re proud to be a mercury-free and metal-free office and to provide ceramic implants as an alternative to titanium,” she says.
According to a study published in the American Journal of Dentistry, an IV-C can speed recovery from the dry socket after a tooth extraction or even prevent that painful condition if treatment is administered during the extraction. IV-C also helps reduce pain, gum sensitivity, and inflammation during and after dental procedures, Golden says.
“Studies have shown that an IV-C can decrease chronic or acute inflammation almost completely,” she says. “In fact, after two rounds of treatment, many patients had no inflammatory cells at all and healthier gums overall. This improvement can decrease or eliminate bleeding during procedures, as well as redness and swelling.”
While there have been very few reported side effects of IV-Cs, patients with diabetes should report that condition to their dentist before receiving the therapy, as it can generate false positives on blood glucose tests, Golden says.
Golden Dental Wellness Center will again offer IV-C as an option before, during and after various procedures on a prearranged basis as soon as possible.
Location: 444 Community Dr., Manhasset, NY. For appointments or more information, call 516-627-8400 or visit GoldenSmile.com.