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

Dr. Alan Krochtengel's area of specialization is periodontics (gum disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Krochtengel a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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

Dr. Jean Bichara is a periodontist in Fairless Hills, PA. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 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
3 Ainsley Court
Newtown, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Burdo works as a periodontist. Patient ratings for Dr. Burdo average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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 practices periodontics (gum disease) in Langhorne, PA. He accepts 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
230 Neshaminy Mall
Bensalem, PA
 

Dr. Theresa Smith's area of specialization is periodontics (gum disease). Dr. Smith 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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Russel T Bechtloff
Specializes in Periodontics, Pediatric Dentistry
400 N Buckstown Road; Suite 1c
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Russel Bechtloff's specialties are periodontics (gum disease) and pediatric dentistry. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bechtloff 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
638 Newtown Yardley Road; #1c
Newtown, PA
 

Dr. Samer Khoury practices periodontics (gum disease). He accepts 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
10890 Bustleton Avenue; 205
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Barry Porten practices periodontics (gum disease) in Philadelphia, PA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Ann Chernyak works as a periodontist and general dentist. She honors 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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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.