San Jose Gum Disease Dentist

Healthy gums, wholesome smiles

A comprehensive approach to gum care

At our practice, we understand the key role gums play in overall and dental health. San Jose gum disease dentist, Dr. So Young Park, is committed to identifying and addressing gum concerns early on, ensuring that your gums and well-being are in peak condition.

By prioritizing a preventive approach, we are dedicated to stopping gum disease progression and fostering long-lasting oral health.

Investing in dental care made easy

  • Insured? We’re in network with most major insurance companies.
  • Not insured? Ask about our low-cost annual membership plan.
  • Our payment methods include cash, check, card, and in-house financing.

Questions about payments or financing options? Give us a call at (408) 264-1917 — we're here to provide you with honest and open information.

Get to know our membership plan

With our annual membership discounts, you can save about $500 a year. Our transparent, hassle-free plans are crafted keeping you in mind. And, to brighten your smile even more, every adult membership is complemented with a free take-home whitening kit.

Your gum care journey with us

  • Thorough examination: A deep dive into your gum health to identify potential issues.
  • Accurate bacteria testing: We use a saliva test to check for harmful bacteria that can lead to gum disease. We also measure the amount of these bacteria. This is important because each type of bacteria is connected to specific health problems.
  • Customized treatment plan: Tailored strategies that address your unique needs.
  • Preventive education: Empowering you with knowledge to prevent future gum diseases.

80% of Americans over 35 have some form of gum disease

The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH)

Do you have gum disease?

The bacteria in your mouth can enter your bloodstream and cause serious health problems.


Gum problems lead to 7x more risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as low birth weight and preterm birth.

Source: AAOSH

up to 50%

There is a 50% higher risk of cancer including oral, esophageal, lung, colorectal, pancreatic, and breast cancers for patients with gum issues.

Source: AAOSH


Up to 50% of heart attacks and strokes are caused by oral diseases.

Source: Circulation (2013)


of People who suffer from gum disease for more than 10 years are more likely to develop Alzheimer's Disease.

Source: Alz Res Therapy (2017)


Women with a history of periodontal disease are at a higher risk of premature death.

Source: Journal of the American Heart Association (2017)


Periodontal disease affects 95% of Americans with diabetes. Periodontal disease lowers glycemic control.

Source: AAOSH

Our approach to gum treatment

Early Detection

Saliva Testing

Advanced Cleaning — In-depth periodontal disinfection protocol

Surgical Interventions

Laser Treatments

Education and Coaching

Where dentistry meets serenity

Stepping into our office, you’ll immediately feel the warm, welcoming atmosphere we’ve cultivated. With our friendly environment and a touch of humor, our team makes you feel relaxed from the moment you walk through the door.


Mary K.

I had an old crown which needed replacing. Dr. Park explained the treatment and made sure I was comfortable every step of the way. She is remarkable! Her staff is also fantastic and most helpful. Thank you, Dr. Park and staff!

Modern care meets the human touch

Our practice stands as a beacon of dental excellence. Dr. So Young Park’s ethos — blending honesty, kindness, and clinical excellence — ensures that every patient feels special. With our cutting-edge gum disease treatments and age-old principles of care, every visit becomes a memorable journey toward optimal oral health.

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In-depth Gum Analysis & Saliva Test

Dr. Park’s meticulous eye ensures that every aspect of your oral health is considered.

Gum Defense

Our proactive approach aims to address gum issues before they escalate.

Empower, Elevate

Knowledge is power. We arm you with the insights to keep gum diseases at bay.

here to help

Answers to your questions

What is gum disease, and why is it crucial to treat it?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an inflammation and infection of the gum tissues. If left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss and has been linked to other systemic health issues like heart disease, dementia, cancer, diabetes, and other health issues. Addressing it promptly ensures overall oral and general health.

How can I tell if I have gum disease?

Common symptoms include swollen or red gums, bleeding while brushing or flossing, persistent bad breath, and receding gum lines. However, some cases might not show obvious signs. Regular check-ups with Dr. Park can help identify and address any early stages of gum disease.

Is gum disease treatment painful?

At Dr. So Young Park DDS, we prioritize your comfort. Modern gum disease treatments are far less invasive and, when combined with our high-tech and gentle techniques, ensure a comfortable experience.

Can gum disease impact my overall health?

Gum disease has been linked to several health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, dementia, cancer, and respiratory disease. This is why our practice emphasizes the importance of healthy gums for overall health.

Can gum disease be reversed?

Early-stage gum disease (gingivitis) can often be reversed with proper treatment and improved oral hygiene. However, advanced gum disease (periodontitis) can be managed and controlled but not entirely reversed.

Our patients’ smiles, our greatest joy


Yun H.

Dr. Park is a one-of-a-kind dentist, and you’ll definitely have one-of-a-kind experience! She not only puts you at ease the whole time, but her attention to detail and her unwavering effort to resolve dental issues you might be having is unmatched.


Vivian W.

Dr Park has been our family dentist for the past three years and the team has been wonderful! Always very friendly, has great bedside manners, always checks if we are comfortable, and is extremely knowledgeable.

Let's create your best smile together!

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Your dental office in San Jose


1660 Westwood Dr Ste G
San Jose CA 95125
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Monday, Tuesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm