San Diego Periodontal Therapy


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Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, poses a significant threat to your teeth and the underlying bone structure. Neglecting it can lead to serious oral complications.

At San Diego Dental Specialists, we specialize in periodontal therapy, ensuring the health of your gums and teeth. Our expert periodontists offer a range of treatments, from deep cleaning to surgery.

Maintain excellent oral hygiene with us to safeguard your smile and prevent gum disease and tooth loss. Trust our San Diego periodontal dentists for exceptional care!

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What causes gum disease?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, primarily results from the buildup of plaque on teeth and gums. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on these surfaces.

Other contributing factors include:

  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Hormonal changes
  • Certain medications
  • Genetics

Symptoms of gum disease

Common signs of gum disease include:

  • Bleeding gums when flossing or brushing
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Receding gums
  • Tender or swollen gums
  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Loose-feeling teeth

Concerned about gum disease? Visit our San Diego for a diagnosis and personalized treatment plan.

Our approach to periodontal health

At San Diego Dental Specialists, our team of oral health experts is dedicated to delivering comprehensive and personalized gum disease treatment suitable for patients of all ages. Our approach to combat gum disease encompasses preventative strategies and tailored treatments to address your requirements.

Your personalized gum disease treatment plan may incorporate:

Scaling & Root Planing

Scaling and root planing (SRP) is a non-surgical dental procedure commonly performed by dentists or dental hygienists to treat gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. Here's a breakdown of what it involves:

  • Scaling: Removes plaque and tartar from teeth and below the gumline.
  • Root Planing: Smoothes rough areas on tooth roots.

SRP aims to eliminate bacteria and inflammation causing gum disease, typically for mild to moderate cases. It may require local anesthesia and follow-up appointments for good oral hygiene.


ARESTIN is a special antibiotic that your dentist places directly into infected gum pockets after a scaling and root planing (SRP) cleaning procedure. It's not like the antibiotic pills you swallow. ARESTIN goes right where the gum infection is to fight harmful bacteria that might still be there even after SRP.

The ultimate goal of our San Diego periodontal care is to help you maintain your oral health, enabling you to live a carefree, happy life. Schedule an appointment with us today.

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Take the first step toward exceptional care!

Schedule an appointment at our San Diego office today to learn about our periodontal therapy options. Call our office at (858) 676-5000 or contact us online.

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Most Insurance Plans Accepted

We’ll help you understand your insurance benefits and file claims on your behalf. Flexible financing options and easy payment plans are available for those without insurance.

No matter your financial situation, we’ll help you maximize your insurance benefits and receive the treatment you need.

Our Office

We offer individual music, TV & DVD viewing during your appointments, free Wi-Fi, coffee, tea, and beverages. And if you’re looking for a sedation dentist in San Diego, we can help you with nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation, or IV sedation, depending on what is medically right for you.



8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  Tuesday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

8:00 am to 2:30 pm

  Saturday* 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
(*2 Saturdays per month)


San Diego Dental Specialists
11616 Iberia Pl
San Diego, CA 92128, USA

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