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Mid-Peninsula Periodontics is a core member of Mid-Peninsula Dental Specialists. Together, they form a team of doctors and professionals providing elite inter-disciplinary oral & dental care.

What Is Periodontics?

Periodontists specialize in diagnosing and treating periodontal disease. This means they specialize in issues that affect the gums, as well as working with dental implants.  

There are several reasons you might choose to see a periodontist.

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Gum Disease Treatment

The periodontal disease or gum disease treatment you receive will depend on the severity of the condition. Whatever treatment you and your specialist decide on, the goal is to both control infection and reverse existing damage. 

Some of the gum disease treatment options you can receive from Mid Peninsula Dental Specialists include; scaling and root planing, LANAP™ laser gum surgery, pocket reduction surgery, and guided bone and tissue regeneration.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants come with many unique benefits, including the longevity of the implant device, the ease of maintenance, and the strength and durability of the implant. 

Implants are the closest you can get to the form and function of your natural teeth with a dental reconstruction. Not only do they look natural, but the implant also helps preserve your jawbone and gum tissue which is vital to your overall oral health.

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Gum Recession Treatment

When gum tissue begins to pull away from the teeth, gaps can form that allow bacteria to collect and cause infection. Gum recession can sneak up on you and often isn’t noticeable until you begin experiencing sensitivity. 

Like gum disease, gum recession can be treated with a deep cleaning treatment such as scaling and planing. With more serious cases of gum recession, gum surgery may be necessary.

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Gum Surgeries

When surgery is required to treat gum recession, there are several surgical options. The first is open flap scaling and root planing. Similar to the non-surgical version, by surgically moving the gum tissue, the cleaning is able to reach even more of the bacteria’s hiding places. When the gum tissue is replaced, the gaps between the gums and teeth are also reduced. 

Another surgical option is gum grafting. While there are several versions of this treatment, the basic procedure involves taking a piece of tissue from elsewhere in your mouth and then grafting it to the problem area, providing additional protection and coverage.

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Teeth Cleaning

You’re probably familiar with the regular teeth cleaning procedures recommended twice yearly. Typically performed by a dental hygiene professional, these cleanings remove bacteria, plaque, and tartar from your teeth. A dental polishing procedure is often performed as well. 

A periodontal deep cleaning is similar but is usually performed in order to treat problems with your oral health — rather than for prevention, like standard cleanings. This deep cleaning may include scaling and root planing, and other treatments that remove bacteria from under the gum line.

Our Happy Patients

Dr Phan and Dental Assistant Jane were really Pros from start to finish. Jane was absolutely hilarious and very attentive, while also totally professional. Her and Dr. Phan made a great team and were able to solve my complicated wisdom tooth situation and always kept me informed of every risk before proceeding. Thank you!

Michael B.

Dr Beckstead is amazing. I had partial bone loss around one of my teeth and three dentists think that I won't be able to keep it, but Dr Beckstead performed one surgery and saved my tooth. It has been over two years since the surgery and I have not had any more issues with that tooth.

Lucy X.

I'm actually looking forward to my next prophylaxis. That's a teeth cleaning, and I never would have believed I'd say such a thing. I want to give a special shout out to Cindy, who did a fantastic job on my teeth AND gave me the tools and knowledge to nip gum disease in the bud. Have you ever heard of a Sulcabrush? I have one now, and it's awesome. Look it up.

David R.

Dr. Beckstead and his entire team are exceptional. They provided kind, informative and top-notch care every step of the way. My nerves were immediately calmed when I entered the office and I realized that I was in the caring and experienced care of true professionals. The procedure was flawless, the outcome was terrific and the entire process was pain-free (in every way!).

Tina R.

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Call (650) 941-7300 to schedule your appointment.

 

Hours

Mon – Thurs: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Fri: 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Sat-Sun: Closed

Location

20 First Street, Suite 200, Los Altos, CA 94022

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