Periodontics | San Mateo

Periodontics | San Mateo

Periodontists are dentists who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease as well as the placement and maintenance of dental implants. A periodontist is one of the eight dental specialists recognized by the American Dental Association and has had extensive training with two additional years of study after dental school. As specialists they devote their time, energy, and skill to helping patients care for their gums.

Our San Mateo Dental Arts specializes in conservative and surgical treatment of gum disease including cosmetic procedures to aesthetically enhance your smile, including:

  • Crown Lengthening
  • Osseous Surgery
  • Gingivectomy
  • Dental Implants, to replace single or multiple missing teeth

Periodontal Disease San Mateo

Periodontal diseases are ongoing infections of the gums that gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. Dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease in genetically-susceptible individuals. Bacteria found in plaque produce toxins or poisons that irritate the gums. They may cause them to turn red, swell, and bleed easily. If this irritation is prolonged, the gums separate from the teeth causing pockets (spaces) to form. Plaque can also harden into a rough, porous substance known as calculus (or tartar). This can occur both above and below the gum line. As periodontal diseases progress, the supporting gum tissue and bone that holds teeth in place deteriorate. If left untreated, this leads to tooth loss. Statistically, this disease damages the teeth, gum, and jawbone of more than 80 percent of Americans by age 45.

Dental Implants San Mateo

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that their teeth appear natural and that their facial contours will be preserved. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. 

To learn more about San Mateo Dental Arts or to schedule an appointment, please call or text  San Mateo Dentist Dr. Phan Today (650) 345-7981!

San Mateo Dentist Dr. Sheena Phan
San Mateo Dental Arts

2121 S El Camino Real b102
San Mateo, CA 94403

Call or Text (650) 345-7981

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BrendaSan Mateo
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Sheena is a skilled, efficient dentist with state of the art equipment and employs friendly front office staff and gentle-on-the-mouth hygenists. I drive 40 minutes from Saratoga to see them and it is well worth the commute.
KimatoonskiSan Mateo
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Dr. Sheena Phan and her team are great. I had some cleaning and new fillings put in and this procedure was very smooth and in a timely manner. Her and her team help you feel comfortable and at ease. Very clean office and the staff are so professional and very nice people. Great customer service. I’m in great hands.
MollySan Mateo
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Needed an appointment for a cracked filling and Dr. Phan was very accommodating to open her office to see me during the shelter in place. She and her staff have always been very helpful and do a great job not just for emergencies but with regular dental check ups. Thank you!

San Mateo Dentist Dr. Sheena Phan

2121 S El Camino Real b102
San Mateo, CA 94403

Call or Text (650) 345-7981

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Monday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Open Every 1st & 3rd Friday 8am – 2pm

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