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Specializes in Periodontics
333 S. Oxford Valley Road
Fairless Hills, PA
 

Dr. Jean Bichara practices periodontics (gum disease) in Fairless Hills, PA. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bichara honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Periodontics
3554 Hulmeville Road; Suite 109
Bensalem, PA
 

Dr. Alan Krochtengel's specialty is periodontics (gum disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Krochtengel accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is affiliated with Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Periodontics
3 Ainsley Court
Newtown, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Burdo practices periodontics (gum disease) in Newtown, PA. Dr. Burdo has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Periodontics
230 Neshaminy Mall
Bensalem, PA
 

Dr. Theresa Smith is a periodontist in Bensalem, PA. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Periodontics
320 Middletown Boulevard; Suite 302
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Byron Gaston's specialty is periodontics (gum disease). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Russel T Bechtloff
Specializes in Periodontics, Pediatric Dentistry
400 N Buckstown Road; Suite 1c
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Russel Bechtloff practices periodontics (gum disease) and pediatric dentistry. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bechtloff is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Periodontics
638 Newtown Yardley Road; #1c
Newtown, PA
 

Dr. Samer Khoury practices periodontics (gum disease) in Newtown, PA. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Periodontics, General Dentistry
1262 Wood Lane; Suite 202
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Ann Chernyak's specialties are periodontics (gum disease) and general dentistry. 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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Specializes in Periodontics
10890 Bustleton Avenue; 205
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Barry Porten works as a periodontist. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Porten is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, 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.