We found 5 periodontists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas near Cleveland, OH.
Dr. Sasha Ross specializes in periodontics (gum disease). Dr. Ross is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. For her residency, Dr. Ross trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.
Clinical interests: Periodontal Disease Treatment, Gum Recession Treatment through Gum Grafting, Periodontal Plastic ... (Read more)
Dr. Roger Karp is a periodontist in Cleveland, OH. He has indicated that his clinical interests include dental implant surgery and periodontal (gum) disease. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Karp is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Karp is professionally affiliated with MetroHealth.
Clinical interests: Dental Implants, Periodontics
Dr. Valentina Dobre is a periodontist in Cleveland, OH. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Clifford Thomas works as a periodontist in Lakewood, OH. Dr. Thomas trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.
Dr. Paula Ortiz works as a periodontist in Cleveland, OH. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ortiz accepts.
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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.