At Park Place Dental, our skilled Dr. Robert Rideau - General Practitioner and Dr. Vanessa Lam - General Practitioner, is dedicated to providing comprehensive periodontal care for patients in San Mateo and the surrounding areas. With over 20 years of experience in delivering exceptional dental care, our team is committed to helping you maintain healthy gums and a beautiful smile.

What is Periodontics?

Periodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, as well as the placement and maintenance of dental implants. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. If left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss and other serious health complications.

Signs and Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

  • Red, swollen, or tender gums;
  • Bleeding while brushing or flossing;
  • Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth;
  • Receding gums, making your teeth appear longer;
  • Loose or shifting teeth;
  • Changes in the fit of your dental restorations.

If you experience any of these symptoms, it's crucial to schedule an appointment for a thorough evaluation and personalized treatment plan.

Preventing Periodontal Disease

  • Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste;
  • Floss daily to remove plaque and food particles between your teeth;
  • Use an antimicrobial mouthwash to reduce bacteria in your mouth;
  • Eat a balanced diet and limit sugary and starchy foods;
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco products;
  • Visit Park Place Dental regularly for professional cleanings and check-ups.

Periodontal Treatments at Park Place Dental

  • Scaling and Root Planing: A deep cleaning procedure that removes plaque and tartar from below the gum line and smooths the root surfaces to promote healing;
  • Periodontal Maintenance: Regular cleanings and check-ups to help maintain the health of your gums after treatment;
  • Dental Implants: A long-lasting solution for replacing missing teeth, supported by a strong foundation in your jawbone.

Our state-of-the-art facility and compassionate team are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of care in a comfortable and welcoming environment. We understand that visiting the dentist can be anxiety-inducing for some patients, which is why we offer sedation options to help you relax during your treatment.

Choose Park Place Dental for Your Periodontal Care

At Park Place Dental, we have been providing exceptional dental care to the San Mateo community for over 20 years. Our experienced periodontist works closely with our team of skilled general practitioners to ensure that you receive comprehensive and coordinated care for all your dental needs. We believe that positive, lifelong dental habits begin with choosing the right partner, and we are committed to being your trusted ally in achieving optimal oral health. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and experience the difference that personalized, high-quality periodontal care can make in your life.