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Thomas Bradley Crump, MS
Specializes in Periodontics
3131 Harvard Avenue; Suite 106
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Crump works as a periodontist. Dr. Crump is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Periodontics
3302 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Beach practices periodontics (gum disease) in Dallas, TX. He is an in-network provider 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
6333 E Mockingbird Lane; Suite 254
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Samuel Ellsworth's area of specialization is periodontics (gum disease). Dr. Ellsworth 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
5706 E Mockingbird Lane; Suite 200
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Nicholas Neville is a specialist in periodontics (gum disease). He works in Dallas, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Neville accepts.

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Specializes in Periodontics
3302 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Steffer is a periodontist in Dallas, TX. He 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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Specializes in Periodontics
8215 Westchester Drive; Suite 230
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Frederick Olden is a periodontist in Dallas, TX. Dr. Olden 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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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.