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PERIODONTAL DISEASE treatment in Chaska, MN

Periodontal Disease Symptoms

Are you experiencing any of these symptoms? Early detection and treatment are key to preventing further damage and preserving oral health.
Red, swollen, or tender gums
Painful Teeth
Gums that bleed easily, especially during brushing or flossing
Persistent bad breath (halitosis)
Receding gums, causing the teeth to appear longer
Formation of deep pockets between the teeth and gums
Loose or shifting teeth
Changes in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
Changes in the alignment of teeth or noticeable changes in the fit of denture
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Causes and Effects

What Is Periodontal Disease?

Commonly known as gum disease, can have a devastating and far reaching impact to your overall health, appearance and confidence.

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a common oral health condition that affects the supporting structures of the teeth, including the gums, ligaments, and bone. It is caused by the accumulation of plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that forms on the teeth. If not properly addressed, periodontal disease can lead to gum inflammation, tissue damage, tooth loss, and even have implications for overall health.


Treatment Options We Offer at Our Clinic

Our dental clinic specializes in effective periodontal disease treatment, combating gum inflammation, and preserving oral health. Trust our expert team to restore your smile’s vibrancy and health.

Ridge Augmentation

Restore and enhance the jawbone’s shape and density.


Minor oral surgery to release a restrictive frenum, enhancing mouth movement.

Gum Grafting

Surgical procedure to restore receding gums, improving oral health and aesthetics for patients.

Scaling and Root Planning

deep cleaning to treat gum disease and promote oral health.

Crown Lengthening Surgery

Exposes more tooth structure for enhanced dental restorations or aesthetic improvements.

Guided Tissue Regeneration

Technique stimulates bone & tissue growth, enhancing periodontal healing and restoring oral health.

Pocket Reduction Surgery

Procedure to treat advanced gum disease, reducing pocket depth and enhancing gum health.

Tooth Exposure Uncovery

Dental procedure to reveal impacted teeth, aiding proper eruption and alignment for enhanced oral function.


Involves addressing implant inflammation and bone loss to ensure implant stability and long-term success. Regular check-ups are essential.


Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics, combining orthodontics and periodontal treatments to expedite tooth movement and alignment.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are permanent tooth replacements, surgically positioned in the jawbone, offering natural look and function for missing teeth.

Progression of Periodontal Disease

Understanding the Four Stages of Periodontal Disease

Gum disease can be divided into four general stages. If not treated, gingivitis can advance to the more severe stage known as periodontitis.


Inflamed or red gums that may bleed when brushed are symptoms of gingivitis, which is the initial stage of gum disease.

Mild Periodontitis

Even though other symptoms may not be easily observed, there is a slight loss of bone that supports the teeth in early periodontitis.

Moderate Periodontitis

In cases of moderate periodontitis, there is a greater destruction of bone and gum tissue, which can also result in the loosening of teeth.

Severe Periodontitis

The most severe stage of the disease is advanced periodontitis, where symptoms worsen, teeth loosen significantly, and pain may be experienced while biting and chewing. Extensive dental treatment is usually necessary to address the damage caused by advanced periodontitis.

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Overcoming Periodontal Disease for a Confident, Disease-Free Smile

Protect your smile and prioritize your oral health! Don’t let periodontal disease take a toll on your gums and teeth. Schedule your dental check-up today and take the first step towards a healthier mouth. Invest in your well-being and book your appointment now!

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How To Prevent Periodontal Disease

Remember, maintaining good oral hygiene habits and regularly visiting the dentist are crucial for preventing the onset or progression of periodontal disease. These practices help remove plaque, control bacteria, and address any oral health issues in their early stages.

By following these tips and techniques, you can promote a healthy smile and reduce the risk of periodontal disease.

Periodontal Disease FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Discover important information about periodontal disease with our comprehensive Periodontal Disease FAQs. Learn about the causes, symptoms, treatment options, and preventive measures to maintain optimal gum health.
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a bacterial infection that affects the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. It typically starts with plaque buildup, which, if not removed, can progress to inflammation, gum recession, and even tooth loss. At Foundations: Perio Sleep Aesthetics in Chaska, MN, our skilled team specializes in diagnosing and treating periodontal disease to help you achieve optimal gum health.
Common signs of periodontal disease include red, swollen, or tender gums, bleeding gums during brushing or flossing, persistent bad breath, receding gums, loose or shifting teeth, and changes in bite or tooth alignment. However, it’s important to note that periodontal disease can be present without noticeable symptoms, which is why regular dental check-ups are crucial for early detection. Our experienced team can evaluate your gum health and provide appropriate treatment options if periodontal disease is detected.
While periodontal disease cannot be completely reversed, early-stage gum disease, known as gingivitis, can be effectively treated and managed. Through professional dental cleanings, improved oral hygiene practices, and regular maintenance visits, the progression of gum disease can be halted, and the gums can heal. However, advanced stages of periodontal disease may require more comprehensive treatment to control the infection and restore gum health.
The treatment for periodontal disease depends on the stage and severity of the condition. In the early stages, non-surgical treatments such as scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) may be sufficient to remove plaque and tartar buildup and reduce inflammation. In more advanced cases, surgical interventions like gum grafting or periodontal pocket reduction may be necessary. Our skilled periodontists will evaluate your condition and recommend a personalized treatment plan to address your specific needs.
Research has shown a link between periodontal disease and various systemic health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, respiratory problems, and adverse pregnancy outcomes. The bacteria and inflammation associated with gum disease can affect the overall health of the body. By addressing periodontal disease, we not only improve oral health but also reduce the risk of potential complications related to these systemic conditions.
Preventing periodontal disease starts with maintaining good oral hygiene practices. This includes brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing daily, and using an antimicrobial mouthwash. Regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings are also essential for early detection and intervention. Additionally, adopting a healthy lifestyle, avoiding tobacco use, and managing systemic conditions like diabetes can contribute to gum health. Our dental team can provide personalized recommendations and guidance on preventive measures tailored to your specific needs.
The comfort of our patients is our top priority, and we strive to ensure that periodontal treatments are as comfortable as possible. Local anesthesia is used during procedures to numb the area and minimize discomfort. Our team also utilizes advanced techniques and technologies to make treatments efficient and gentle. We will discuss the specific details of your treatment plan and address any concerns you may have to ensure a comfortable experience.
The duration of periodontal treatment depends on the extent and complexity of the case. Non-surgical treatments such as scaling and root planing can typically be completed in one or two appointments. Surgical procedures may require multiple visits, and the healing process varies for each individual. Our periodontists will provide you with a personalized treatment plan and timeline, taking into consideration the specific needs of your case.
Yes, untreated periodontal disease can affect the success and longevity of dental implants. The infection and inflammation associated with gum disease can lead to bone loss and compromise the stability of implants. It is crucial to maintain excellent oral hygiene and regular professional cleanings to prevent and manage periodontal disease, ensuring the long-term success of dental implants.
Dental insurance coverage for periodontal treatments can vary based on your specific insurance plan. Our knowledgeable team at Foundations: Perio Sleep Aesthetics in Chaska, MN, can assist you in understanding your insurance benefits and maximizing the coverage available to you. We are committed to providing affordable care and will work with you to explore financing options or develop a treatment plan that fits your budget. Contact our clinic to learn more about insurance coverage and financial arrangements for periodontal treatments.
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Our dental clinic serves all ages, from the youngest to the oldest members of your family, so you don’t have to drive around to separate appointments at pediatric dentists or orthodontists.

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Meet The Team

We have a team of experienced, board-certified estheticians and periodontists near you, trained in the latest techniques for the health and beauty of your smile.

Dr. Lauren Hubbard

Lauren Hubbard


Dr. Lauren Hubbard was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. As an avid Hawkeye fan from an early age, she was determined to become a Hawkeye herself and graduated with high honors from The University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Physiology and went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the The University of Iowa College of Dentistry graduating with highest distinction.
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Dr. Fatima Tiwana

Fatima Tiwana

Board Certified Periodontist

Dr. Fatima Tiwana is a Dental School Gold Medalist. She Practiced general dentistry for 7 years before attending the Periodontics Graduate Program at the University of Detroit Mercy and completing her Certificate in Periodontics and Master of Science degree. Dr. Tiwana has practiced as a periodontist for over 8 years and is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology.
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Tackle Periodontal Disease For Stronger Teeth And A Radiant Smile

Protect your gums and save your smile! Act now to prevent and treat periodontal disease. Call us today to schedule your consultation and discover personalized solutions for optimal oral health. Don’t wait, take control of your dental well-being!

What our customers say

Paula stacke

September 21, 2023
Nikki was great. Friendly, knowledgeable, and patient.

Andy Busch

September 14, 2023
Amazing place. Dr.Miner is great!!!! The staff is excellent and very welcoming! Do not hesitate to get dental work done here. I recieved extensive dental work here and I can’t express how thankful I am at how great everyone is here. Dr.miner, danyelle, Nikki, and lauren are all beyond awesome. Professional people and are making something that is very nerve racking to me, a very easy and welcoming process.

Matthew Johnson

May 31, 2023
The best dentist I’ve ver used. Timely and great service. They don’t oversell, and my teeth haven’t looked better!

Amanda Hance

April 27, 2023
We have been really happy here since switching dental offices. Very clean environment and the staff is all friendly and professional. To top it off they are all amazing with children! My young daughters have had only positive experiences and enjoy coming!

Whitney Walz

April 26, 2023
It’s hard to beat the dentist I had growing up which created a positive impression of dentists for me — but West Lakes I’m Chaska has done it! Everyone I’ve worked with is thorough, efficient, and super nice. Also, Colleen is fantastic. She goes the extra mile when dealing with insurance, she provides estimates before services are performed, and she has fit me into the schedule last minute.

mary manning

April 21, 2023
Life-changing major dental implant experience here. These thoughtful, fun professional and knowledgeable women guide you patiently through the entire process, and somehow transform fear into excitement to get to your next appointment! Forever grateful I found this dental home!!

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