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Nicole L Olivares
Specializes in Periodontics
450 Sutter Street; Room 1314
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Nicole Olivares practices periodontics (gum disease). She trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for her residency. Dr. Olivares honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Olivares's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Periodontics
595 Buckingham Way; Suite 415
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Paul Nathan's area of specialization is periodontics (gum disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Periodontics
882 Presidio Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Takai is a periodontist in San Francisco, CA. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Periodontics
473 Pine Street; 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Christina Gasper practices periodontics (gum disease) in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Gasper takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Periodontics
1515 Irving Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Rana Baroudi's area of specialization is periodontics (gum disease). Dr. Baroudi's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Periodontics
490 Post Street; Suite 804
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Richard Nathan's area of specialization is periodontics (gum disease). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Periodontics
2480 Mission Street; Suite #220
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. John Mazza works as a periodontist. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Periodontics
1540 5th Avenue; #203
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Nelson Liu specializes in periodontics (gum disease). Dr. Liu honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Periodontics
1356 3rd Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Joyce Cheng practices periodontics (gum disease) in San Francisco, CA. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Periodontics
170 King Street; Suite 105
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jung Han is a periodontist in San Francisco, CA. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Periodontics
2494 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Kuo Tong Sun's area of specialization is periodontics (gum disease). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sun honors.

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Specializes in Periodontics
2355 Ocean Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Ardavan Fateh's area of specialization is periodontics (gum disease). Dr. Fateh's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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What is Periodontics?

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.

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