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Specializes in Periodontics
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code A71
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Sasha Ross specializes in periodontics (gum disease) and practices in Beachwood, OH and Cleveland, OH. For her residency, Dr. Ross trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Ross average 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Clinical interests: Tooth Extractions, Dental Implant Surgery, Bone Grafting, Biopsy, Sinus Problems, Bone Problems

Specializes in Periodontics
2500 Metrohealth Drive
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Roger Karp's specialty is periodontics (gum disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Karp include dental implant surgery and periodontal (gum) disease. He is affiliated with MetroHealth. Dr. Karp accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Clinical interests: Dental Implant Surgery, Periodontal Disease

Specializes in Periodontics
14601 Detroit Avenue; Suite 620
Lakewood, OH
 

Dr. Clifford Thomas' specialty is periodontics (gum disease). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Thomas's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Specializes in Periodontics
1581 W 117th Street
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Valentina Dobre is a periodontist in Cleveland, OH. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Periodontics
2012 W 25th Street; Suite 720
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Paula Ortiz is a periodontist. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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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