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We found 4 periodontists who accept BlueOptions Essential 1419 near Gainesville, FL.

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Dr. Sauld Geraldeli, MS, PhD
Specializes in Periodontics
1600 Sw Archer Rd D4-4
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Saulo Geraldeli practices periodontics (gum disease) in Gainesville, FL. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Geraldeli has received the following distinctions: Honors and Awards; Junior Faculty Award, The University of Iowa, College of Dentistry.; and William J. Gies Award, IADR. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Rodrigo E Neiva
Specializes in Periodontics
1395 Center Drive; D1-11
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Rodrigo Neiva specializes in periodontics (gum disease). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Periodontics
1600 Sw Archer Road; D4-4
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Katherine Karpinia works as a periodontist. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Periodontics
1600 Sw Archer Road; D4-4
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Theo Koutouzis practices periodontics (gum disease) in Gainesville, FL. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, 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.