We found 12 periodontists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near San Francisco, CA.
Dr. Nicole Olivares' area of specialization is periodontics (gum disease). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Olivares completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. She is professionally affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.
Dr. Rana Baroudi's area of specialization is periodontics (gum disease). Dr. Baroudi has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Paul Nathan is a periodontist. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nathan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Christina Gasper's specialty is periodontics (gum disease). She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Richard Nathan works as a periodontist in San Francisco, CA. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nathan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Ardavan Fateh works as a periodontist. Patients rated Dr. Fateh highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fateh accepts.
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.