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We found 6 periodontists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Buffalo Grove, IL.

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Specializes in Periodontics
5246 Rfd
Long Grove, IL
 

Dr. Michelle Zmick's area of specialization is periodontics (gum disease). Dr. Zmick is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Endodontics, General Dentistry
647 N 1st Bank Drive
Palatine, IL
 

Dr. Anna Pelak specializes in periodontics (gum disease), prosthodontics (tooth repair and replacement), and pediatric dentistry and practices in Palatine, IL. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pelak honors.

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Specializes in Periodontics
1401 W Dundee Road; Suite 200
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. Alan Mincer is a periodontist in Buffalo Grove, IL. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mincer honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Periodontics
201 N Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Lorelei Grise' works as a periodontist. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Periodontics
1501 W Dundee Road; #108
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. Arnold Freeman's specialty is periodontics (gum disease). He accepts 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
1501 W Dundee Road; #108
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. Grace Koh works as a periodontist in Buffalo Grove, IL. Dr. Koh is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.