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Dr. Gregory LaMorte

Periodontics
South Orange, NJ
44 years experience male

Locations

Office

South Orange, NJ

Address

202 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ
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My office hours

Thursday: 10am - 7:00pm
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About

Bio

Dr. LaMorte shares his knowledge. In addition to his clinical practice, he actively teaches other dentists. He has taught and supervised resident dentist at Newark Beth Israel Hospital. He lectures at New Jersey Dental School on ethics and professionalism. He also presents programs for professional associations on dental surgery and dental implants. As part of the International Team for Implantology, he has assumed the responsibility as Director one of their fifty study clubs in the United States. Dentists are invited to these clubs based on their interest and their expertise as dentists, especially in implants.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Periodontics

Dentistry

Languages spoken

English, Hebrew, Polish, Russian

Doctor Q&A

660 Answers
336 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Controlled not cured: It cannot be cured, but every effort is made to control it. It is your body reacting to itself. Good luck!
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Implants: If your medical condition allows, you are a candidate. Your bone volume needs evaluation, but that can be improved if necessary.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Treatment: If only the gum is involved (gingivitis), you may need some dental cleanings. If you you have pockets and bone loss, you may need some type of period... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
#1 agent: Carbamide peroxide is the #1 agent used. The concentration of the solution determines how ling the process may take. In office bleaching is the faste... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Allergic reaction: You had an allergic reaction. There are many materials associated with the visit. I think the best is to see an allergist.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Sometimes: We do it sometimes without a planned implant. We do it to preserve the size and shape of the area when a bridge is planned.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Lack of Care: Two things contribute: inadequate home care and lack of professional care. What is past is past. Seek professional care. Consider a periodontist.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Yes: If you are talking about the soft drink, less sugar is good. If you are talking about cocaine, i recommend you quit and continue with a better lifes... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Using: Using CPAP takes discipline and fortitude. Don't give up.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Wild: Wild animals are not the worst hazard. Avoid hypothermia and dehydration.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Mouth and stomach: Bad breath can be caused by the germs that cause gum diseases, tooth decay, and sometime tonsil or stomach issues. Mouth rinses and good brushing and... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
You cannot: You cannot buy them in the us without a prescription.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Congestion: If your allergies are creating congestion and mucous, they could cause bad breath. However, the most common cause is dental-decay or gum/ bone diseas... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
No: There is known correlation between between nail biting gum disease or diabetes.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Gingivitis, Periodon: It may be a problem that has existed, but went unnoticed. See a dentist for an evaluation and possible treatment.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Mouthwash could help: An over the counter mouth rinse could help as could better brushing and flossing. However, they only mask the problem. Some medical conditions can c... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Not from that: It causes hand, foot and mouth disease, which is a viral infection usually in kids.It causes a blister-like rash on the affected parts. You may be th... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
If : If a patient has gingivitis, then brushing, flossing and dental cleanings probably will be sufficient. Your dentist will know for sure.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
See a dentist: You need an oral exam to determine the possible causes and to develop a plan to deal with the problem.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Implant surgery: It depends on your pain tolerance and the type of implant placed. Bring any complications should be able to control your pain with otc medications. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Maybe: Usually not, but cannot diagnose without an exam. If you have this condition, see a dentist.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Gums: You either have gingivitis or periodontitis. You need to see a dentist as soon as possible.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Be safe: It is best to see a doctor for an evaluation. It is best to be cautious and have it checked out.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Periodontal disease: You could have periodontal disease. Seek professional care with a dentist.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Relatively low: Alara-as low as reasonably appropriate. The risk is relatively low on most machines, but all are not the same. If your dentist wants to do a cbct... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
High noble : High noble is high gold, so that would probably be the most expensive.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Get: Get as much rest as you can now. You will be very busy when the baby comes.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Hardens tooth enamel: Enamel has a crystalline structure. Fluoride gets incorporated in and on the enamel to make it harder and less likely to soften when exposed to acid ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Ask your dentist: There is no way to answer this simply. You need to ask the dentist who will do the procedure what they prefer and why? Ask the dentist why alloderm. ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Every : Every patient is different. The procedure is painless after you get numb. The after affects when the local wears off will require pain medication.Pl... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Seek care: Get professional care. The cause must be determined and prevented form continuing and causing more tooth loosening or tooth loss.
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A member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Go now: The timing is extremely unpredictable. Frankly, preventive treatment is the most cost-effective of all treatment. Go to the dentist now.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Hormones: Hormones affect gums, that is the most likely gums. The healthier your gums are the less likely that is to happen. Do you have regular professional ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Acute infection: Most gum disease tends to be a chronic, low grade infection. If activity in one site increases due to changes in the local environment, you can get a... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
See a dentist: You need to see that dentist who did the previous treatment and have him/her evaluate your upper teeth.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Once: Once you have found an anti-dandruff shampoo that works for you, keep on using it.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Ask: Ask if your gum problems affected the bone that supports your teeth.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Do: Do follow the dentist's instructions. Don't chew on the treated area until instructed to do so.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Surgery: Once numb with local anesthesia, the dentist uses a laser to remove, actually vaporize tissue, instead of cutting it away with a blade. There is less... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Cerumen: Movement of the jaw helps the ears' natural cleaning process. The american academy of otolaryngology discourages earwax removal unless excess earwax i... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Sounds like gingivit: The two most likely causes are either gingivitis or periodontitis. You need to see a periodontist for an evaluation.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Sometimes: Stitches are use to hold tissue where the surgeon wants it. Sometimes we need them and sometimes we don't. It is up to the clinical judgment of the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
A little time: Be patient to give time for the antibiotics to work. If no change in 24-48 hours call the doctor.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Avoid it: Arbutin is glucosylated hydroquinone, [5] and may carry similar cancer risks, [6] although there are also claims that arbutin reduces cancer risk.[7] ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
OTC: Acetaminophen (also sold under the brand name tylenol) has a long history of safe use during pregnancy. The drug hasn't been well studied in pregnant ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Circulation issues: It sounds like you need to see a doctor to evaluate the circulation in your lower legs. I may only get worse, so act now.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Allergic reaction: Biting midges have a histamine like substance in their saliva which can cause intense itching in sensitive individuals. To prevent acute allergic reac... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Dermatologist: Consult a dermatologist. Broad specstrum sunscreen may help, but check it out.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Fiber: Veggies and fruits. For quick results prunes. Good luck.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Hep B Titer: A hep b titer generally refers to the hepatitis b surface antibody test. This test is used to check for immunity to hepatitis b for healthcare workers... Read More
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Jun 3, 2013
HealthTap members will find Dr. LaMorte's answers easy to sink their teeth into! Deeply knowledgeable and well versed in state-of-the-art technologies and techniques, Dr. LaMorte informs members of "b...Read More
Jun 21, 2013
A very knowledgeable and dedicated Periodontist who devotes much of his time on this site with excellent answers and advice.
Sep 16, 2013
Excellent doctor, knowledgeable and caring. Dr. Lamorte's contribution to HealthTap is highly appreciated!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Shes never even had a rash up until now. And it seems like everyone else acts as if I'm overreacting. Thank u for backing up what I already
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks. I think a new ENT may be in order as drops are the only thing I've been given, even after repeated visits. Thank you for your time!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you ! I just have one quick ? If I control my shrug I don't have that symptom, but if i let it drop I do. Should I be concerned? Thank

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University College of Dentistry
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

New York Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Awards

America's Top Dentists, Consumers Research Council of America
Top Periodontist, First Place, New Jersey - Winter
2013
Top Doctor, Third Place, New Jersey - Summer
2013

Affiliations

International Team for Implantology
Gregory LaMorte, DDS, LLC
New Jersey Dental Association

Publications

Treatment of Dilantin Induced Gingival Hyperplasia
The Effect of Inflammation Upon Human Gingival Cyclic AMP Metabolism
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