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Dr. Gregory LaMorte

Periodontics
South Orange, NJ
43 years experience male

Locations

Office

South Orange, NJ

Address

202 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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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
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Periodontics

Dentistry

Languages spoken

English, Hebrew, Polish, Russian

Doctor Q&A

660 Answers
336 Agrees
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Pneumonitis: Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung—affecting primarily the microscopic air sacs known as alveoli. It is usually caused by infection w... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Good news: Yes. By definition gingivitis is reversible with treatment, good home care and continuing care with your dentist.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Dermatologist: Phototherapy, a medical procedure in which your skin is carefully exposed to ultraviolet light. Phototherapy may be given alone, or after you take a d... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
97% water: Bottled peroxide is mostly water and does very little. If you want to rinse use a commercial mouthwash sparingly. Brushing and flossing is best. It... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Dental evaluation: You need to see a dentist who can exam your gums and determine what treatment may best satisfy your needs.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
You : You need an evaluation with a periodontist. It is unlikely that it is an allergy especially if it is not localized to the area of the veneers.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
PO Instructions: Eat a soft diet for a few days. Chew on the opposite side. Start rinsing gently with salt water the next day. Don't play with the surtures. Pain shou... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
You : You have pain for a few days that you should be able to control with over the counter pain medications like Ibuprofen and naproxen. You need to make ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
It : It might be prudent to have further evaluation by a dentist who has a cvbt available. This can take a 3d xray sometimes, but not always, allows that ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Most : Most studies show that every three months is one of the most appropriate and effective intervals for a patient that has had treatment for periodontal... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Misconception: That will not work. Pursue other remedies.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Clear plastic: The matrix band is there to hold the filling material in when filling the cavity. This is not as difficult in front teeth. For tooth colored fillings... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Routine?: I am never comfortable with the word routine. However, when you go for a checkup, they should ask you how often you brush, floss and rinse. They sh... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Scaling: Healthy tooth enamel is hard and cannot be removed by dental scaling when done by a properly trained individual.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Gum disease: Healthy gums do not bleed. See a dentist for an examination.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Have it examined: Can't make a determination without an examination. See a dentist as soon as you can.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
ENT: You need and ear, nose and throat doctor. They can remove the stones, it is easy and should be painless.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Many metals: There are many types of metal used in metal/ceramic crowns. If that would be a problem for you, then ask your dentist about non-metal type crowns. T... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Close monitoring: First a biopsy if not done yet to confirm diagnosis, treat the symptoms and monitor for any complications. Do you have it orally or just on your skin... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Dry ice: You can consider sending frozen breast milk on dry ice, but you will need help finding it.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Missing tooth: If you are missing one or more teeth, you may need a dental implant(s). Missing teeth can allow other teeth to shift or weaken because the force of ch... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Age not a factor: It can happen at any age. Seek care asap. The earlier it is treated the less complicated, less time it takes and less expensive.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Sweet breath: A sweet odor could be an indication of a problem that is not a dental problem. See a medical doctor for a checkup.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Use as directed: Too much mouthwash is not good due to the alcohol content in many. Use it as directed. Read the label.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Triple play: Brush, floss and see your dentist at least every 6 months for professional care.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Artificial root: A dental implant is a titanium screw that acts as an artificial tooth root that can support a crown like a tooth can support a crown. You don't have ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Allograft: If your gum is grafted with tissue from your palate is called an autograft. If it is tissue from another human being it is an allograft. Alloderm is ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Need to be seen: Hard to say from the info you gave. Could be peg lateral. Take him to the dentist.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Saliva functions: With less saliva you build up more plaque than you did when your saliva flow was normal. The dryness and the plaque can contribute to gingivitis/blee... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Bisphosphonates: Actonel (risedronate) is one of the bisphosphonates. They help with osteoporosis. Patient who have had IV bishopshonates while having chemotherapy ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Hormones: Hormonal changes can cause those symptoms, but you should see a doctor for an evaluation, .
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Inflammation: Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, damaged cells, or irritants.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Don't wait: Dental problems can only get worse with time. A small cavity can become bigger and lead to other issues. Call today. Treat yourself to better healt... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Classifications: In the classification of periodontal diseases the most common one is gingivitis. It only affects the gums. Periodontitis affects the gum and bone. Ge... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
A possible food alle: It may be a sensitivity to the apple or an allergy to the food ingested or possibly to a substance on food. If it occurs gain you can consult with a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Local Anesthesia: Adrenalin, also called Epinephrine is added to some dental local anesthetics for two reasons: one is to make the anesthetic last longer. The second r... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Routine: I don't like the word routine, but in the case of treating gum recession that is the word periodontists use. Ask your dentist to recommend a periodo... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Soft tissue grafts: Also called gingival grafts. If necessary, a periodontist can evaluate you for grafting to replace some of the gum you lost. If you are not sure, a... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Trismus: The limited opening is called trismus and it usually is from a muscle spasm in on the muscle you use to open and close our jaw. The other symptoms us... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Necrotizing : Necrotizing ulcerastive gingivits shows as painful ulcers. You need to see a dentists. I urge you to quit smoking. Dental health and smoking are us... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Four months: You will only have pain and selling for a few days, if any. However, the prevailing thought now is that we wait four months after the graft to place t... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Healthy fun: There are many types of floss included flavored floss--mint, cinnamon etc. Why not treat yourself to a few varieties and use a different one daily. ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Ortho Extractions: It is all in the planning. If you agree that the orthodontist has done thorough diagnostic tests and explained why you need extractions, then proce... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Spots: To the untrained eye, stain can look like caries and what we call cervical burnout on x-rays can look like decay.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Plaque buildup: Bacteria, when not removed regularly, irritates the margin of the gums and you may experience bleeding when you brush and floss. That is gingivitis. ... Read More
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Questions: Your questions raises more questions? What material was used the first time? Is this procedure with the same surgeon? Have you explored other optio... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Surgery: It is a surgical procedure that can have significant morbidity, takes time to heal. It is just one of many sources of graft.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Wear: Wear sunscreen outside even on a cloudy day.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Ask: Ask you dentist to make an oral cancer exam part of your routine checkup.

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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!
HealthTap member
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
HealthTap member
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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