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Achieve Optimal Oral Health with Rochester's Top-Rated Periodontal Specialists

Experience a healthier and happier version of yourself through personalized gum care offered by the top Periodontists and Dental Implant Experts in Rochester 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.

Unleash Your Best Smile with Our Leading Periodontists & Dental Implant Services in Rochester, MN

Over half of the American population is impacted by periodontal disease, which typically begins with mild inflammation and occasional bleeding. However, if not addressed, it can escalate to a more severe form, which attacks the bone and causes irreversible damage, ultimately leading to tooth loss.

Chronic periodontal disease doesn’t necessarily cause pain, making it challenging to detect compared to other dental problems.

Laser therapy has become increasingly popular in dentistry, with both periodontists and patients showing interest in the treatment. While medical professionals have been using lasers to treat different ailments for many years, they were later introduced in dentistry to overcome some of the limitations of conventional dental procedures.

The dental laser therapy process entails directing a focused beam of light energy onto specific dental tissue areas, and it is used for various periodontal procedures.

Dental implants offer a solution that feels and looks natural for people with missing teeth. The process involves inserting a titanium post or screw into the jawbone to serve as the missing tooth’s root. An artificial tooth, a crown, is attached to the implant, providing a secure and natural-feeling replacement.

Patients and periodontists prefer implants because they can seamlessly fill the gaps left by missing teeth, giving them a natural look and feel.

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Experience Your Ultimate Smile Potential Through Our Exceptional Periodontal Services in Rochester, MN

When a patient experiences bone loss in the jaw, dental bone grafts can help to restore volume and density in the affected area. By providing a stable foundation for implants and other restorative options, dental bone grafts are a reliable solution for restoring lost jawbone.

The gum tissue is essential in safeguarding teeth against harmful substances like bacteria and plaque. However, gum recession can compromise this defense mechanism, making teeth susceptible to damage. If the recession exceeds 2mm, Gum Tissue Grafting may be necessary to restore the gum tissue’s protective function.

Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure to adjust the gum position around a tooth to expose more of its structure. This procedure becomes necessary when a tooth has decay, is broken below the gum line, or lacks sufficient height for restorative procedures such as a crown or bridge.

Insurance and financing options at Periodontal Specialists, Rochester, 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.

Introducing Rochester's Leading Periodontists

Dr. Kristy Johnson

DDS, Board Certified in Periodontology & Dental Implant Surgery

Dr. Johnson is a well-qualified periodontist who received training at West Virginia University and in Alabama. She holds Diplomate status with the American Board of Periodontology and is Board Certified in both Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery.

Dr. Johnson values collaboration with other dental professionals and maintains active membership in various dental societies, including the American Dental Association and the Midwest Society of Periodontology. Additionally, she serves on the Dental Advisory Board at RCTC. Dr. Johnson enjoys engaging in outdoor activities and promoting creativity through art and writing when not practicing dentistry.
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 hails from Lincoln, Nebraska, and graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry in 1986. In 1989, he obtained his Master of Science in Dentistry and certification in Periodontics from the Indiana University School of Dentistry.

Dr. Wolfe became a member of Periodontal Specialists after completing his graduate program. Currently residing in Owatonna, MN, he lives with his wife and two daughters, who are UNL alumni. During the fall season, Dr. Wolfe enjoys attending Cornhusker football games.

Patients Insight On Periodontal Specialists

James StyerJames Styer
15:59 15 Sep 23
Dr. Wolfe and his staff are the BEST ~ very knowledgeable and caring!Thumbs up! ?
dana woestedana woeste
19:39 18 Aug 23
I have been going to Peridontal Specialists since 1998. Since then my dental health has improved greatly. I have 2 implants and a tendency towards gum disease. I owe my improved dental health to them.
Nancee TreadwellNancee Treadwell
22:18 15 Aug 23
Everyone was so friendly. Hygienist did a very thorough job and a plus is they accept Delta Dental plan.
Mika MacMika Mac
17:28 11 May 23
Very welcoming from the receptionist to to the hygienist. They made me feel really comfortable, answered all my questions. It’s very uncomfortable for me to talk about my teeth but they made that so easy for me. Thank you to everyone who has helped me along the way.
Jerry Parr JrJerry Parr Jr
16:33 28 Mar 23
Procedure went well. A little sore. It was chilly in the room during the procedure. This is only phase one of two phases. Just wished they were a preferred provider. A little on the expensive side but they insisted it needed to be done. Staff were great. Very helpful and insured questions were all answered.

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