Periodontal Therapy

Gum disease is a serious condition that can lead to tooth loss and other severe complications if left untreated. Peninsula Dental Associates provides periodontal therapy and prevention to protect you and your family from gum disease in Foster City, Redwood Shores, and surrounding areas.

When to Ask Our Team About Gum Disease

If you keep up with routine exams and teeth cleanings every six months, our team will likely identify any potential signs of gum disease during your regular appointment. However, there are also signs you can watch out for at home.

Bad breath is one of the most common signs of gum disease, as the bacteria responsible for gum disease give off a foul odor. You can also experience red, swollen, sore, or bleeding gums. As the disease progresses, visible gum recession and loose teeth can develop. 

Any of these signs are reasons to reach out to Peninsula Dental Associates immediately.

Deep Cleaning Can Help Stop Gum Disease Progression

We will evaluate your condition to determine which treatment options to recommend. In the early stages of gum disease, deep cleaning can be highly effective. This treatment is similar to routine teeth cleaning, but we use special tools to reach deeper into pockets around your teeth.

Removing plaque and tartar at the base of the teeth can help stop the progression of gum disease. Root planing involves another set of tools that smooths those surfaces, making it harder for bacteria to take hold again. We’ll also provide oral hygiene advice to help you minimize the risk of gum disease returning.

Modern Dental Techniques for Gum Disease Therapy

Our team uses the latest technology to treat more advanced gum disease. We use a soft-tissue laser to carry out laser periodontal therapy. This treatment removes inflamed and infected gum tissue while offering improved comfort and reduced recovery time compared to traditional gum surgery.

Take a Proactive Approach to Gum Disease

Gum disease is serious, but prevention and early treatment can stop its progression. The Peninsula Dental Associates team is committed to our patients' ongoing health. That’s why we provide prevention and treatment for gum disease in a warm and welcoming environment, taking advantage of the latest dental technologies.

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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