Periodontitis

The Surprising Connection Between LANAP® and American Heart Month

As President Barack Obama declared in 2015, February is American Heart Month. This campaign is designed to help educate people about ways to keep one of their most important organs healthy—and it’s also a great time to learn about the potential connections between periodontitis, laser dentistry, and heart disease. Correlation and Causation Traditionally, people tend…

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How to Rock National Gum Care Month in Style

You might not place National Gum Care Month among other holidays like your birthday in terms of celebrations, but it’s an important occasion to observe nonetheless. Periodontal disease affects nearly half of Americans over 30 and nearly two thirds of people who are older than 65. What about gum disease in Eden Prairie, MN? There…

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Three Reasons You Might Have a Toothache

Have you found yourself avoiding hard foods or shying away from brushing your teeth because a tooth or a particular area within your mouth is bothering you? Perhaps your whole mouth is feeling inflamed and radiating pain from one side to the other. Toothaches, no matter how severe they are and where they affect you,…

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Pinhole® Surgical Technique to Treat Gum Recession

Gum recession is a serious problem. Caused by poor oral health, genetics, trauma or brushing and flossing too often or too hard, receding gums can lead to swelling and tenderness, chronic halitosis, loose teeth or even infection. If you suffer from gum recession, Dr. Sanchez can use the Pinhole® Surgical Technique to help you. If is…

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Starving Off Gum Disease With Regular Periodontal Maintenance

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately half of adults over the age of 30 suffer from some form of gum disease. What is perhaps more alarming, however, is that most of these adults are unaware of the fact that they are suffering from the condition in the first place. As such,…

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Love and Enjoy Your Smile Again with Dental Implants

Good Gum Health is Possible Because Dr. Andres Sanchez is a leading periodontist, he is well informed about minimally invasive treatments to tackle gum issues. When left untreated, periodontal disease can cause tooth loss, which may make patients good candidates for implants. Gum problems might seem mild at first, such as if you just notice…

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Gum Recession

For all of you guacamole lovers out there, February 24th is National Tortilla Chip Day! Who does not love a good chip smothered in the aforementioned guacamole, salsa, queso, or a good bean dip? Well, if you happen to count yourself among the millions of Americans who are currently experiencing receding gums, then having a…

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Warning Signs of Periodontal Disease

Along with the start of the New Year, January means National Popcorn Day on the 19th, which means there are more than one nervous periodontist in Eden Prairie, MN. Popcorn is an American snack originally discovered by Native Americans and it has since become a staple snack at movie theaters, baseball games and state fairs.…

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Laser Gum Therapy

LANAP® is a revolutionary alternative to conventional gum surgery.  With minimally invasive laser gum surgery, Dr. Sanchez can remove periodontal disease in a more efficient and less painful manner, decreasing the risk of many common side effects and complications associated with traditional gum surgery. This FDA-cleared laser gum surgery minimizes discomfort, bleeding and healing time.The…

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