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In many cases, patients are referred to a periodontist from their general dentist or doctor, due to some advanced form of periodontal gum disease. While in years past, many general dentists were able to accommodate patients’ basic periodontal needs, as medicine has advanced and our understanding of oral healthcare has broadened – having a specialist is vital! In many cases, research has even found a number of links from periodontal health to other health concerns including premature aging, heart disease, and much more.While Dr. Malakov specializes in more severe cases of periodontal care, he is experienced at the routine care and treatment as well, from cleanings to conventional exams. Generally, to begin your first visit, Dr. Malakov will perform a thorough examination of your teeth and gums, in order to check for any signs of gum-line recession, bacterial issues, a proper ‘bite’, the health of the jawbone and the strength of your teeth overall. In addition, he will use a probe to examine the distance between your teeth and gums, in order to determine the overall depth of the spaces known as periodontal pockets – this allows us to ensure your overall health and wellness, as the larger these spaces, the more bacteria is present. In other cases, where there are issues with the gums, surgery might be necessary. Some of the more common periodontal procedures include:
Despite being one of the most important aspects of oral healthcare, many patients are still confused about what exactly periodontal health is.
Dr. Malakov is NYC's premiere periodontist. A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide variety of oral health concerns, particularly periodontal gum disease. Periodontal gum disease is an all-too-common, inflammatory condition affecting the gums. This condition, despite being common, is relatively preventable as it often relates to oral hygiene.
As a consequence of periodontal disease and the unwanted build-up of excess bacteria, patients can often lose teeth or suffer from severe bone and gum tissue loss. With years of periodontal training, Dr. Malakov specializes in not only treating these issues, but helping patients to prevent them from happening in the first place.ABOUT US chevron_right
One of the biggest aspects of periodontal health treatment is cosmetic enhancement. Often, as a result of periodontitis and other inflammatory conditions, patients may experience severe bone and gum loss – causing issues such as:
These conditions are far more common than you might think, and can not only cause adverse health effects if left untreated, but can dampen an individual’s self-esteem as their appearance changes for the worse. Don’t let these conditions ruin your confidence! Specializing in a variety of cosmetic enhancement procedures, both surgical and non-invasive, Dr. Malakov has got the knowledge and the experience to help improve your gum and bone health today! For more information on all manner of periodontal treatment, both general and cosmetic, be sure to contact Dr. Malakov now.
Dr. David Malakov received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the New York University College of Dentistry, where he graduated with distinction as the recipient of the American Academy of Periodontology Award for Outstanding Achievement in Periodontics.
Dr. Malakov continued on to complete a supplementary three years of extensive specialty training at the prestigious Advanced Education Program in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at New York University.
Dr. Malakov’s main emphasis is on comprehensive treatment planning and reconstruction to restore patients to their ideal oral health, function and aesthetics.