We found 6 periodontists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Fairfax, VA.

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Specializes in Periodontics
10621 Braddock Road; Suite D
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. William Ryals' specialty is periodontics (gum disease). He accepts 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
11150 Fairfax Boulevard; 301
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Jaklin Bezik practices periodontics (gum disease) in Fairfax, VA. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Periodontics
13035 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway; Suite D
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Richard Koh practices periodontics (gum disease) in Fairfax, VA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Koh takes.

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Specializes in Periodontics
303 Maple Avenue W; Suite H
Vienna, VA
 

Dr. Keren Sperling works as a periodontist in Vienna, VA. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sperling is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Periodontics
8230 Boone Boulevard; Suite 410
Vienna, VA
 

Dr. Jennifer Diaz is a periodontist in Vienna, VA. Dr. Diaz is an in-network provider 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
7700 Lunceford Lane
Falls Church, VA
 

Dr. Mehrdad Ijadi is a periodontist in Falls Church, VA. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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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