Deep Cleaning

If you’re facing any symptoms of gum disease, visit Peninsula Dental Associates for deep cleaning in Foster City, Redwood Shores, and the surrounding areas to prevent it from progressing.

Evaluating Your Smile for Gum Disease

Whether you come in reporting red, swollen, or bleeding gums or our team identifies signs of gingivitis or periodontitis during a routine visit, the first step in dealing with gum disease is evaluating your current condition and its progression. 

Our team will perform a pocket depth measurement and other examinations. As your dentist with the latest technology in Foster City, we use techniques like CBCT scans to evaluate your teeth, jaw, and soft tissue. We’ll develop an accurate understanding of your gum disease progression so that we can intervene accordingly.

Deep Cleaning Is a Straightforward Gum Disease Treatment

Deep cleaning is similar to the routine teeth cleaning you experience during a regular visit. Both focus on removing plaque and tartar that contribute to gum disease and tooth decay. However, deep cleaning uses special tools to reach deep into pockets around your teeth. This process is also called scaling. 

The pockets around your teeth provide shelter for bacteria, and it’s hard to reach them while brushing and flossing. During your teeth scaling procedure, we’ll clean out these pockets to remove bacteria and prevent the continued progression of gum disease.

Root Planing Delivers Lasting Results

After scaling, root planing reduces the risk of future gum disease progression. We use dental tools to smooth the surface of the tooth inside the pockets. This process makes it more difficult for bacteria to take hold and start forming plaque and tartar.

Without the constant progression and inflammation of gum disease, those pockets will eventually begin to heal and tighten against your teeth again. 

Take Every Step to Prevent Gum Disease

Your gums might feel sore for a few days after a deep cleaning. We’ll provide clear instructions for caring for your gums. And since oral hygiene is the most critical element of gum disease prevention, we’ll discuss brushing, flossing, and other techniques that will keep you healthy and prevent the need for future gum disease treatment.

The Peninsula’s Favorite Dentist

Adam K. | Verified Patient

Simply phenomenal. I didn't know professionalism and care of this quality existed anymore. I highly recommend Dr. Phandl and his amazing staff for your dental needs.

Megan M. | Verified Patient

Dr. Phandl is a great dentist. He explains everything thoroughly and is very transparent. I also did Invisalign with him and he achieved great results. He is accommodating and takes great pride in his work. I never felt rushed or forgotten!

K. Lannin | Verified Patient

Just wanted to thank Dr. Martin Phandl and his wonderful staff for making my recent dental appointment experiences the best they could be. Dr. Phandl couldn't have been more kind or patient. He made sure there was ZERO pain or discomfort, and that I was doing okay throughout my procedures.  They were such easy dental appointments, which for me, is saying a lot!! I was also very impressed with the new technology he uses. The handheld oral scanner was painless and showed 3D images in amazing detail. I would highly recommend Dr. Phandl.

Kevin S. | Verified Patient

The service Dr. Phandl provides is of the highest quality. From the moment you walk in the door, you’re treated as if you are the most important person there. Dr. Phandl is very easy to talk to and walks you through the process of what he is doing. After my recent visit he showed me the before and after shots of my tooth which was an absolute treat. I would recommend Dr. Phandl to anyone that wants a great dentist and the best service.

R. McC | Verified Patient

Dr. Phandl and his staff provide excellent service. I needed a cracked crown replaced and he was able to do so right away, all in house using CAD software and a 3D printer to create and install the replacement crown. Amazing care - thank you.

Sandra D. | Verified Patient

I’ve been enjoying the services of this dental office for over 20 years and everyone is so friendly and caring! Dr. Phandl is a perfect fit — friendly, knowledgeable and caring.

Michal B. | Verified Patient

How many people can say they love going to the dentist? I can!! I’ve had health problems with my ears and neck. While I visited other doctors and specialists, Dr. Phandl fixed my teeth and voila, my other health issues disappeared. Who knew they were related?  He did. Thanks to him, my teeth look and feel incredible and feeling great

Laura A. | Verified Patient

Great office staff ,excellent hygienists and up to date technology. Dr.Phandle, the excellent dentist, takes his time with you to explain procedures. Thoughtful and caring communicator.

Anna M. | Verified Patient

Look no further for a new dentist. Dr Phandl is a wonderful dentist. He’s very knowledgeable, and has all the new updates on equipment. The office staff is friendly & helpful.

Adam K. | Verified Patient

Simply phenomenal. I didn't know professionalism and care of this quality existed anymore. I highly recommend Dr. Phandl and his amazing staff for your dental needs.

Val | Verified Patient

Super professional, very clean, friendly and personal. Dr.Phandle took time to help me to understand my options and explained pros and cons in each scenario. Highly recommend this office!


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