Dr. Gary Kitzis

Prosthodontics
Woodbury, NY
37 years experience male

Locations

Gary D Kitzis DMD PLLC

Woodbury, NY

Address

156 Plainview Rd, Woodbury, NY
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
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About

Bio

My clinical practice includes all phases of fixed and removable prosthodontics, oral Implantology, surgical and non-surgical periodontics, bone and gingival augmentation, implant site development, temporomandibular disorders and occlusal therapy.

Specialties
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Prosthodontics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Kitzis
37 years experience
Swallow false tooth: This isn't a problem at all. Inconvenient yes, but not a problem. It will easily pass with your bowel movement. Your dentist knows what color tooth... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Kitzis
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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) & oxycodone: You may take them together, but since they both have sedative properties, you should consult with your physician and consider reduced dosages of them.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kitzis
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TMJ pain at night: Tmj pain may be greater at night due to emotional stress built up during the course of the day causing the muscles to be tense and/or in spasm. Pain m... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Kitzis
37 years experience
Long front teeth: In general, somewhat longer front incisors are preferred from a physiological standpoint. You should see a prosthodontist or other specialist who is s... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Kitzis
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Extractions and TMJ: Not the extraction per se, but your having to open widely to get surgical access to the area can cause muscle or TMJ tenderness for a period immediate... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kitzis
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Dry lips: First, don't lick your lips. It wets them, but removes the lip's natural moisture. Many patients have told me the burt's bees lip balms work very w... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kitzis
37 years experience
Denture sores: The most important thing to do is to see your dentist to have the denture adjusted to eliminate the pressure areas causing the sore spots. Badly fi... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Kitzis
37 years experience
Multiple procedures: It is customary to combine bone grafting and implant procedures where applicable. It is completely safe. Where there is sufficient bone to create init... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kitzis
37 years experience
Upper denture palate: The short answer is "no" because the upper denture stays in place by a "suction cup effect" and surface tension and if you remove ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Kitzis
37 years experience
Denture sore gums: If you have sore gums under a denture you should see your dentist. Bongela or oragel may help the gums feel better temporarily but you won't have a re... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Kitzis
37 years experience
Interactions: Bactrim is an antibiotic. Ustell is NOT an antibiotic, it is used to relieve pain due to urinary tract infections. If you are not in pain you can prob... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Kitzis
37 years experience
NO: No, you do not need to be concerned. You do not need antibiotics. Review of studies performed between 1950 and 2006, which included thousands of pa... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Kitzis
37 years experience
Sore gums at implant: You should see your dentist right away. If the gum line is discolored it could be due to inflammation resulting from something lodged beneath the gum ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Kitzis
37 years experience
Initial healing: Unfortunately, the first month (although most dentists will hate to admit it) after having all the teeth in an arch extracted is very uncomfortable. ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Kitzis
37 years experience
Occlusal examination: Yes. A periodontists and prosthodontists have extensive training in examining and correcting the occlusion and if your general dentist feels your occl... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Kitzis
37 years experience
Filling falls out: If you have had the same tooth restored with the same small filling five times in a year and a half, it would seem there is something drastically wron... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kitzis
37 years experience
Complete extraction: Usually the back teeth are extracted first. After they heal impressions are made and finally the front teeth are extracted and the denture is inserte... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kitzis
37 years experience
Bone graft pain: The bone graft itself does not cause pain. The discomfort comes more from the complete debridement of the area especially if it was infected before be... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kitzis
37 years experience
Age for dentures: You can receive full or partial removable dentures at any age. Children with congenitally missing teeth or adults of any age can have full or parti... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kitzis
37 years experience
Boxing with tmj: Yes! do not box if you have TMJ trouble. Trauma to the head, neck and TMJ is definitely to be avoided to prevent further TMJ irritation or damage. Des... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kitzis
37 years experience
Broken false tooth: You should do your best to see a dentist and have the tooth replaced especially since you have the tooth. Attempting to repair it on your own will onl... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gary Kitzis
37 years experience
Genital herpes: Is she had no lesions on her lips or mouth, it is unlikely you need to worry about contracting the disease.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Kitzis
37 years experience
Do a google search: Do a google search for covid test locations with your city/state and/or ZIP code
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kitzis
37 years experience
Bone graft membranes: Bone graft membranes should remain undisturbed after grafting to protect the underlying graft and keep out bacteria and saliva. The exact length of ti... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kitzis
37 years experience
Swallowed bone: It depends on the size of what you swallowed. If it was a round-ish or small piece and does not feel like it got stuck anywhere on the way down, it wi... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kitzis
37 years experience
Chlamydia sorethroat: Chlamydia doesn't often cause a sore throat but it certainly can. It is usually transmitted by oral sex. If you have a sore throat lasting more than a... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 22, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kitzis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kitzis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I'll be stepping up to the plate soon enough after apico heals and I get a connective tissue graft on another tooth. Bye!
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Thanks for your quick reply! GERD treatments are not working. Dentist can't help because of acid
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks alot. I felt so scared

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Florida College of Dentistry
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

Boston University

Residency

Boston University

Awards

Top Prosthodontist, Third Place, New York - Summer
2013
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