Periodontics in San Bruno

The simple truth about oral health is that you need to take care of your gums. Unfortunately, flossing is usually the neglected step in dental hygiene routines, with patients assuming it’s not that important. But your gums support your teeth, help promote bone health, and are even an entryway to your other body systems. Ignore your gums, and you’ll start to see a cascade of problems. That’s why we offer periodontal care at Simply Dentistry. From preventative treatments to gum disease intervention, the care you receive at our dentist office will move this oft-forgotten area of oral health care into the spotlight it deserves. 

Signs of Gum Disease:
When to Get Help

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, affects a large number of adults. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that over 42% of adults aged 30 and up have it. The older you are, the more likely it is to have gum disease, with 70% of senior adults experiencing it. Yet this condition often goes unnoticed until it becomes severe. It begins as gingivitis, characterized by red, swollen gums that bleed easily. Periodontitis, the advanced stage of the disease, can cause your gums to pull away from your teeth and leads to bone and tooth loss.

Awareness and early detection are key. If you notice any of these symptoms, it might be time to give us a call: 

At-Home Gum Therapy:

Remedies and


For early gingivitis treatment in San Bruno, we opt for a conservative approach. That means helping you enhance your at-home care routine. That’s right, you can work to treat gum disease at home! Our staff demonstrates the correct techniques for brushing, guides you through how to floss correctly, and recommends products like mouthwash for your specific gum needs. We can even give you dietary tips so that you can pick foods that will boost gum healing. Our goal is to empower you with knowledge and tools you can use on your own to take back control of your gum health. 

In-Office Gum Disease Treatment: Dental Deep Cleaning (SRP)

When more extensive care is required, Simply Dentistry offers a form of dental deep cleaning called scaling and root planing (SRP). This non-surgical procedure involves carefully removing plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line—that buildup is what’s causing your gum disease. We then smooth out rough spots on your tooth roots where germs gather. This sends a message to bacteria that it’s not welcome, protecting the health of your gums long after treatment. You’ll notice fresher breath, less gum bleeding, and an overall healthier feeling in your mouth after the procedure. Regular checkups following a deep clean maintain your oral health and prevent future problems.

Why Choose Simply Dentistry for Your Periodontal Needs?

Straightforward and Honest Care:

You’ll always know exactly where you stand and what your options are.

Customized Treatment Plans:

We understand that you are unique, so we tailor our periodontal treatments to fit your specific needs.

Modern and Minimalist Approach:

Our practice is designed with your comfort in mind—modern, clean, and inviting. Top-notch care without unnecessary frills.

Your Gum Health Is Our Mission

Your gum health is too important to ignore. Whether you’re experiencing symptoms of gum disease or simply looking to keep your gums healthy, Simply Dentistry in San Bruno, CA, is here for you. Contact us today to schedule your visit by reaching out online or calling 650-588-4255. Our team is excited to assist you in achieving optimal oral health.