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Specializes in Periodontics
9330 Baseline Road; Suite 101
Alta Loma, CA
 

Dr. Mario Flores specializes in periodontics (gum disease) and practices in Alta Loma, CA. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Periodontics
840 W 9th Street; Suite A
Upland, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Gardiner's area of specialization is periodontics (gum disease). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gardiner takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Periodontics
10630 Town Center Drive; #125
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
 

Dr. Gregg Filippelli specializes in periodontics (gum disease). Dr. Filippelli is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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
440 N Mountain Avenue; Suite 309
Upland, CA
 

Dr. Mark Kunihira's specialty is periodontics (gum disease). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Periodontics
440 N Mountain Avenue
Upland, CA
 

Dr. Negar Tabandeh's area of specialization is periodontics (gum disease). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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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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