We found 22 periodontists near Cypress, CA.
Dr. John Yun works as a periodontist in Anaheim, CA. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Yun accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Gilbert Barajas specializes in periodontics (gum disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Barajas is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, TRICARE, and more.
Dr. Alex Pezeshkian's area of specialization is periodontics (gum disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Pezeshkian average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.
Dr. Ravipan Smith specializes in periodontics (gum disease). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Howard Kaufman's specialties are periodontics (gum disease) and endodontics (root canal treatment). He practices in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Kaufman is rated highly by his patients. He honors Health Net and Health Net HMO insurance.
Dr. Joanna Vuong is a periodontist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Vuong at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Gene Park specializes in periodontics (gum disease). Dr. Park is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.
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Periodontics is a dental specialty that provides care for gums and the bone that surrounds teeth. Periodontists treat gum disease, place dental implants, and treat wounds or inflammation inside the mouth.
The most common condition managed by periodontists is gum disease. Gum disease happens when plaque and bacteria build up on teeth and reach below the gumline, causing inflammation and damaging gum tissue. The body’s own immune response to gum infection may also grow severe enough to damage gums and teeth. Mild gum disease (or gingivitis) may not have any symptoms. However, if the infection is allowed to build, symptoms such as pain, bleeding, bad breath, and tooth loss may occur. Dentists can usually diagnose and treat mild gum disease. In severe cases or those with medical complications, a periodontist is more appropriate for managing the infection.
A partial list of the treatments and procedures that a periodontist may perform includes:
- Root scaling and planing, or cleaning the lower surface of the tooth
- Debridement, or removal of diseased gum tissue
- Laser treatments to remove plaque and gum tissue
- Surgery, including gum grafting or bone grafting
- Placement of dental implants, including single teeth, crowns, and bridges
- Maintenance and removal of dental implants
When gum infection threatens your oral health, a periodontist works to heal your gums and save your teeth.