Dr. Sam Markzar

Dentistry - Periodontics
Beverly Hills , CA
29 years experience male

Locations

Beverly Hills Periodontal Arts & implants

Beverly Hills , CA

Address

8500 Wilshire Blvd. , Suite #819, Beverly Hills , CA, US
Directions

Practice website

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Beverly Hills Periodontal Arts & Implants/ Dr. Sam Markzar

Beverly Hills, CA

About

Bio

Periodontist, Dental Implants, Oral / Surgical Reconstruction 1994, and 1997 USC graduate for undergrad and residency. Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontology & Implantology at USC for 15 years. Private practice in Beverly Hills, California. Enjoys playing intensive soccer and tennis.

Specialties
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Dentistry - Periodontics

Dentistry

Periodontics

Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

151 Answers
75 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Primarily soft, but: Other than the type of brush, there are other factors that can help you achieve better results.. For example, standardizing the length of time of brus... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Many causes...: Bad breath or halitosis, can have several causes, ; it is sometimes multi-factorial. Accumulation of plaque and tartar in between ;; behind the teeth ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
No bonding, unless..: Placement of bonding on a root defect should be done only if there is no chance for root coverage via gum grafting . That is in miller type 3 defect... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Baby's gums: Dip ur finger or a qtip in a salty salt water (one teaspoon in a 5 oz. Glass) and gently rub it on the inflamed and sore spots.. I yr. Baby will be ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Few signs nowadays..: For many years, implant stability and lack of pain or other negative symptoms were the only criteria of success for dental implants. Nowadays, prope... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Actually....: The main effect of salt water is due to its unique yet simple ability to reduce the inflammation in the soft tissues. This effect takes places simply ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Implants yes or no..: Considering ur very young age... If all the diagnostic, finances, and treatment steps are covered, then definitely go for it.. But... Finding a true ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Means bad news !: If the gums are swollen, and also bleeding and tender.. It can mean u are experiencing some level of periodontal disease. But if it is swollen on one... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
CERTAIN REASONS...: Main reason for grinding is said to be stress and daily habits...And the more stress u add to ur daiy routine, the more possibility of clenching and ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Yes...: Specially if the blockage is associated with bacterial growth, or sinus backflow drainage. See an ENT specialist.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
VERY UNLIKELY!: Lanap is a laser assisted periodontal /gum surgery normally is geared towards removal of infected gum tissues around the neck of the teeth, ; only do... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Very common !!: In many cases you can remove it by using a floss, knotted twice ; pulled through, but in some cases (like when it's stuck behind teeth or you have de... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Three simple factors: 1) good oral hygiene ; homecare ( brushing and flossing) 2) proper diet ( minimal carbohydrates and sticky foods) 3) visit your dentist regularly ..A... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Fractured off root: If there is a root canal treatment present on that tooth normally there is no early symptom of pain or other issues, but in time, the accumulation of... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
See an orthodontist: Tight contacts between teeth can be frustrating and bothersome. You can get a dental exam first from your dentist, then get a referral to an orthodont... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Yes..later on, but: While your orthodontist is working on establishment of proper bite and spacing for ur upcoming tooth, you can work out a plan with ur dentist/prosth... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
What's the source?: Depending on the 4 origins / sources of abscess(from gum. Tip of the root, fracture, or previous root canal) then augmentin(anti-biotic) may work , b... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Many causes...: Bad breath or halitosis, can have several causes, ; it is sometimes multi-factorial. Accumulation of plaque and tartar in between ;; behind the teeth ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Yes, : Normal , healthy gums should not be bleeding during brushing and flossing, but when a specific site or sites are bleeding it is a clear sign of gum ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Many causes...: Bad breath or halitosis, can have several causes, and it is sometimes multi-factorial. Accumulation of plaque ; tartar in between ; behind the teeth, ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Of course. !!: Well.. My friend... Looks like that you know the answer to your question... .. Knowing and experiencing what happened last time, it makes no sense t... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
We almost have it...: We dont need "gum moisturizer "per se, vs. Skin moisturizer.. Because unlike our skin, gums are constantly "marinated' in the saliva !. But there are ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Not likely. : While the proximity to nerve, or even nerve damage is always a major concern for lower jaw implants, it is easily avoidable . (via careful planning ;... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Not necessarily : I wonder why you had 2 series of dental radiography back to back , but i highly doubt they were both full mouth radiographs. In that case you should... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
ABSOLUTELY NOT!: If these conditions and changes have happened recently, and you have even the slightest tenderness, bleeding, or sensitivity, or have started a new me... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Yes.. but...: First of all i hope your alloderm (dermal allograft on ur gums) is not placed on the surface of ur gum.. Like an onlay graft. And i hope it is complet... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Whitening a bridge : Well.. Tecnically no... Unless you have surface stains on the bridge.. Or.. If the bridge is old and the surface is not super smooth and collected sta... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Yes you can...: You can even have added benefit if you simply dip ur finger tip in a salt water, then massage yr gum lines. It can reduce the gum inflammation and t... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Onj : You need to have a thorough evaluation with xrays and exam and pictures, by a local periodontist asap. I see many of these cases recently.. And it i... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Gum recession : Please note that we are basing our opinions on your staement, that we are 100% aure that the malocclusion has directly caused a recession. These type... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Other reasons...: Other than great answer provided by previous dr. , also some toothpastes which have higher amounts of Fluoride or some rinses from a different categ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Be alert ! : Bad breath can be multi factorial. Specific odor like rotten egg can be due to post nasal drainage of sinuses.. Or due to your stomach bacteial spectr... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Ignore: Do brush AND rinse with sea salt water once daily . Do NOT use hard bristled toothbrushes.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Need a night guard !: See your dentist , and ask for information regarding all types of night guards. Most likely a combination soft/hard guard will be more tolerable than ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
No worries...: Unless it was tasty enough for to you eat the whole tube .! nothing will happen if u inadvertently swallowed some tooth paste while brushing , or e... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
3 step process. ... : 1) diagnostic phase, 2) surgical phase ; 3) restorative phase . Diagnostic steps should start with thorough oral examination ; 3-d ct scan. Surgical s... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Be careful!: While bleeding gums are the first sign of periodontal /gum diseases, there are several other reasons for chronic bleeding from gum lines. These reason... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
It's hard to say why: But I am trying to imagine what you are asking..& i think the reason might be that your gums in between your teeth (called papillae) are receded down,... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Not routine ... : But few questions I have can get the answer u want ... 1) is the root canal done by endodontist/specialist? Because they, might have used "rubber d... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Few reason...: Your genetic make up, your diet, along with your oral hygiene will generally determine how yellow your teeth color will be. There are also some medic... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Nothing major: I hope that gum is sugarless though..... Lol..But kidding aside, if it is on occasion only, . It can not damage your teeth, or your oral tissues.. But... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Bubble gums: Well.. As far as oral /dental health concerns, if they are sugar free, and you dont have any grinding problem, or tm j disorders , then actually the... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Could be few things: But most likely if you are a smoker, it can be the reason. Other possibilities should be considered also, but only after a thorough examination, an... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Possibly neither one: ....... If the cavity is of a small size, your dentist can most likely fix it with a simple filling. If the cavity is penetrating deeper, then you mi... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Well.....: If u are trying to achieve that with normal measures... Then i think u are padt the growth span/age and you are done. ! there are nevertheless some ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Many things..: Depending on your racial make up, and skin tone/color, it may be as normal as a simple pigmentation , or skin/gum variation, or it can even be a lesi... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Depends on time : The healing process after any surgical procedure takes time. Now, depending on the type of procedure, extent of the surgery, and the time elapsed aft... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Of course: There is no limitation for getting a deep clean ing , or regular cleaning which is most likely what you need to control the "pregnancy gingivitis". S... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
Few reasons: The most plausible cause is periodontal abscess infection. If ur wisdom tooth is partially erupted as ur last tooth , then it is called pericoronitis... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
4 some reasons.....: If your dad's dentist has clearly expressed to look for a periodontist and not an oral surgeon for ur dad's treatment, then I am to believe the reaso... Read More
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Apr 27, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Markzar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Markzar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I fully understand your reply and I like the specifics. I'll keep it in mind. Personally, I feel that there was torqueing at the #14 abutment site that resulted in a fai...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Using perio dds and gen. dds. Perio office member said implant would have stem & implant as 1 piece. So: had implant. Now, I have NO idea the extra cost of stem & who do...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! So many people I talk to in south Florida are disgusted with their periodontists and general dentists. This is unfortunate but it is the way it is. Perio dds's only pull...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

USC
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

Type in hospital

Awards

Top Periodontist, Second Place, California - Summer
2013
Top Periodontist, First Place, National - Spring
2014
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Academy of Periodontology
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