Non-surgical Gum Disease Treatment

Bloomington, MN dentist Dr. Weddell on gum disease treatment Read Transcript

Bleeding, sore, or tender gums is not normal. These symptoms could be signs of gum disease. Ask us about comfortable, non-surgical gum disease treatment! Bloomington, MN dentist Dr. Kenneth Weddell has 30 years of dental experience and is fully capable of diagnosing and treating your gum disease.

Left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss. Let’s save your teeth. Call us at 952-679-1365 to schedule an appointment with Weddell Dental.

What Is Gum Disease?

Our mouths are home to many different types of bacteria. Bad bacteria can get beneath your gumline and cause inflammation and infection. Over time, the infection disturbs the bone beneath your gums, and eventually your teeth can become loose or even fall out.

We already mentioned the most common signs of gum disease – bleeding, sore, or tender gums – but you might also experience:

  • Swollen gums
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Teeth or partial dentures that feel loose
  • Bite changes
  • Nothing at all

Nothing at all? Yes. Nothing at all. Gum disease, or periodontal disease, frequently goes undetected until it becomes severe. To catch it early, be sure to see Dr. Weddell at least twice a year for your dental cleanings and dental exams.

How Can Gum Disease Be Treated?

We treat gum disease with a standard method called scaling and root planing. You can think of it as a deep cleaning for your gums. We’ll get beneath the gumline and clear out any bacteria. We’ll also smooth out any rough patches on the roots of your teeth that bacteria like to cling to.

Can Gum Disease Be Prevented?

Although nearly half of Americans will have some form of gum disease, it is entirely preventable in most cases. Good dental hygiene habits like flossing daily and brushing your teeth twice a day, and seeing your dentist regularly, can keep your gums disease-free.

Don’t let your gums be the reason you lose your teeth. Get a gum disease treatment as soon as it is needed. Schedule your gum disease treatment  Bloomington, MN area appointment with our Bloomington, MN dentist Dr. Weddell by calling us at 952-679-1365 or using our online form.


Can you go from having dental pain to feeling as though you won the lottery? Our patient Anne sure did. See how Dr. Weddell repaired her smile with safe, gentle restorative dentistry. Anne now has a dental office she can trust for the rest of her life. If you’re looking for a long-term dental partner, call Weddell Dental today at 952-679-1365.