Gum tissue loss, leading to a ‘higher’ gumline.
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.
Magnificent and a passionate Doctor! Dr. Malakov is the best dentist and he is very passionate about his work. During my visits, he informed me about what procedures I would have to take and gave me different options. Due to my financial situation, he was able to grant me a surgical plan that I could afford. I am deeply grateful for his compassionate service and my wonderful experience at his office. His entire staff provided professional, friendly, and supportive service. His location is accessible throughout Manhattan. Go See Him!
Dr. Malakov is the best dentist I have come across and sadly, I have been to plenty!
Dr. Malakov explained my treatment plan for implants step by step & when I had concerns he was attentive & very supportive of my fears. He doesn’t patronize like other dentist I have come across when one has doubts or concerns. He is a top notch professional who cares about his patients. Most important, Dr. Malakov made the experience painless & worthwhile & I am sure he will make it for you as well. Thank you Dr. Malakov for your great service & amazing care!
I have had a lot of oral surgery, extractions and implants over the years. And a lot of different dentists. Dr. David Malakov has the rare combination of a terrific bedside, or should we say, seat-side, manner, and great technical skill. He moves fast and gets things done quickly. I would highly recommend David for any dental procedure.
Dr. Malakov over the last six months or so has performed many procedures on me that involve implants, sinus lifts and bone grafts. He was very clear explaining all the procedures and executed them very well. Great bed side manner, I highly recommend him.
I've had extensive dental work done in the past and honestly, no one has taken their time to explain, advise and treat me as Dr. Malakov has. Not feeling like you're just a number to be processed is a boon. I'd recommend him any day.
I guess I can call him David now, but he was a delightful gentleman to me while he was caring for my tooth implant. All kind words from him made me feel comfortable. He has a good bedside manner.
Dr. David Malakov is the most consummate professional and a "Top Gun" Dentist, - exceptional. He has consistently demonstrated the utmost care and expertise in dentistry, and he is very complete, - while operating with patience, calmness, but at the same the same firm and committed to full dental health. He has done wonders for me and can't say enough kind things about him. All dentist should role Dr. Malakov. Kudos.
A fantastic dental implant specialist. Professional, thorough, and caring. I would recommend him to anyone! A real find…at a great price!
Outstanding doctor. Clearly explained every aspect of the procedure he was performing. A true professional. He is the type of doctor that gave me the confidence to continue improving my dental health. David always made time to answer all of my questions and provided flexible appointment times. I am thankful that I was able to work with David, especially when I have such a busy schedule.
I am satisfied with Dr. David Malakov exceptional work. He takes time to explain your treatment procedure in a professional way and is trustworthy. Definitely recommend him for any tooth extractions and implants. Thank you Dr. Malakov for giving me my smile back.
I had a successful tooth extraction and implant handled by Dr. Malakov! He was incredibly professional, helpful, and skilled. He explained the options and procedures thoroughly and assuaged many of my concerns while providing me with phenomenal care. Very grateful! Thanks, Doc!!