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Northfield's Premier Periodontal Specialists Deliver Personalized Care with Passion & Expertise

Unlock a healthier, happier you with personalized gum care from Northfield’s leading Periodontists and Dental Implant Experts at Periodontal Specialists.

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We are delighted to help you with any questions or concerns you may have. Please contact our office Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Achieve Your Best Smile Yet with Northfield's Premier Periodontists and Dental Implant Experts

Periodontal disease affects over half of the American population and starts with mild inflammation and occasional bleeding. If left untreated, it can progress to a severe form, attacking the bone and causing irreversible damage, ultimately resulting in tooth loss.

Unlike other dental issues, chronic periodontal disease may not cause pain, making it difficult to identify.

The popularity of laser therapy in dentistry has been increasing among both periodontists and patients. Medical professionals have been using lasers to treat various conditions for many years, and they were introduced in dentistry to address some of the limitations of traditional dental procedures.

Dental laser therapy involves using a concentrated beam of light energy to target specific areas of dental tissue for a range of periodontal procedures.

Dental implants are a natural-feeling solution for missing teeth, using a titanium post or screw placed into the jawbone as the missing tooth root. An artificial tooth (known as a crown) is then placed on top of the implant, securely anchored to feel just like a natural tooth.

With their natural look and feel, implants are the preferred choice for filling missing spaces, as recommended by both periodontists and patients alike.

Unlock Your Best Smile With Our Periodontal Services

Dental bone grafts restore volume and density to areas of the jaw with bone loss. Dental bone grafts are a reliable solution for restoring lost jawbone and providing a stable foundation for implants and other restorative options.

Gum tissue protects teeth from harmful substances like bacteria and plaque. Gum recession weakens this defense and makes teeth vulnerable to damage. If the recession is minimal, modifying home care may help. If it exceeds 2mm, Gum Tissue Grafting is needed.

Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that adjusts the gum position around a tooth to reveal more of its structure. It’s required when a tooth has decay, is broken below the gum line, or lacks sufficient height for restoration procedures like a crown or bridge.

Insurance and financing options at Periodontal Specialists, Northfield, MN

We will gladly accept your insurance plan and will file all claims so that you can receive the maximum benefit from the plan your employer has selected for you. Because helping you reach the level of health you desire is our goal, we are an unrestricted provider (out of network) for all insurance companies with the exception of Delta Dental Premier and PPO. Regardless of whether you are considered “in or out of network”; your treatment plan will be designed specifically for your oral health needs.

At Periodontal Specialists, we recognize that your dental care is an investment in your overall health. That is why we have created financial programs and other savings opportunities to allow you options that suit your needs.

We proudly offer USbank as one of our financing options.

Meet Northfield’s Top Periodontists

Dr. Kristy Johnson

DDS, Board Certified in Periodontology & Dental Implant Surgery

Dr. Johnson is a highly qualified periodontist, trained at West Virginia University and in Alabama. She’s a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Board Certified in Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery.

Dr. Johnson collaborates with other dental professionals and is a member of various dental societies, including the American Dental Association and the Midwest Society of Periodontology. She also serves on the Dental Advisory Board at RCTC. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities and promoting creativity through art and writing.
Dr Kristy Johnson-DDS, Board Certified in Periodontology Dental Implant Surgery SURGERY
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Dr. Thomas Wolfe

DDS, Master of Science in Dentistry

Dr. Wolfe is from Lincoln, Nebraska, and graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry in 1986. He received his Master of Science in Dentistry and certificate in Periodontics in 1989 from the Indiana University School of Dentistry.

Dr. Wolfe joined Periodontal Specialists after completing his graduate program. He lives in Owatonna, MN, with his wife and two daughters, both UNL graduates. He enjoys attending Cornhusker football games in the fall.

Real Patients Share their Experience with Periodontal Specialists

Monica LeichtnamMonica Leichtnam
18:41 16 Aug 23
Mel HenrichsMel Henrichs
20:57 09 Aug 23
I was kept well informed both before and during the procedure Done quickly with minimal discomfort
Rebecca HaugenRebecca Haugen
11:00 11 May 23
No one likes spending money, but I am actually looking forward to my treatment plan with Dr. Johnson and Amy.
Fran ThompsonFran Thompson
22:27 10 May 23
Karl HuberKarl Huber
18:27 24 Apr 23
I am very pleased with the very professional work accomplished having gum surgery.
Frank PeteFrank Pete
21:04 10 Apr 23
They did a very good job on my teeth no pain during surgery with all of their instructions I had a easy recovery. Thank you Amie and Dr Wolf you were awesome.
Debra Ann MartinDebra Ann Martin
22:17 08 Feb 23
I was nervous and anxious prior to my surgery. When I entered the office the morning of my surgery, that all changed.Wonderful, personable and professional people. The care and emotional supportwas just what I needed. The surgery went well and now I'm not worried about the 2nd half of my process.My deepest thanks to all at periodontalSpecialist-Northfield
Sheri McNallySheri McNally
22:01 28 Dec 21
The staff made me feel welcome. I was asked in-depth questions about my health history. The doctor's examination was thorough and his explanation of a treatment plan was understandable. My mind was put at ease that the issue for which I was referred could be put right.

Let our periodontists give you something to smile about!