Welcome to J. Paul Foster, DDS Periodontics & Implant Dentistry in Minnetonka

mature couple at homeDr. Foster has been providing expert periodontal and implant dentistry since 1993. He specializes in treating gum disease, replacing missing teeth with dental implants, and helping patients build a healthier smile. Our periodontal practice is designed with your comfort in mind. With a relaxed atmosphere, and a caring, friendly team, you'll immediately feel right at home.

Our experienced team is dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain your best oral health and can help you with all aspects of your treatment, including financing to scheduling. We are conveniently located on Minnetonka Mills Road next to Lunds & Byerly's grocery store. Call today!


Advanced Periodontal Services

Periodontics is a specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of your gums to improve your overall health. As a highly skilled periodontist and implant specialist, Dr. Foster commonly works with referred patients for surgical periodontal procedures. We use advanced techniques to restore your gums to good health as quickly and safely as possible. Some of the periodontal treatments we perform are:

The Importance of Treating Gum Disease

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Gum disease is the inflammation of the soft tissue and supporting ligaments around the teeth. It is classified into four stages: gingivitis, mild or moderate periodontal disease, and advanced periodontitis. In the first stage, the gums are swollen, red, and tend to bleed easily. This is the body’s response to an overabundance of bacteria in the mouth and along the gum line. Over time, periodontitis develops. The gums begin to pull away from the teeth, and eventually, tissue and bone may deteriorate. In severe cases, teeth become loose and may even fall out.

Beyond losing teeth, gum disease has broader implications on overall health. It is linked to diabetes, heart disease, and rheumatoid arthritis, to name a few. The inflammation associated with gum disease may be an underlying factor in developing other systemic diseases. This connection between your oral health and your overall health make it extremely important that you receive professional treatment as soon as possible.

We Help You Save Your Smile

The team at J. Paul Foster, DDS, knows what to do to stop the destruction of gum disease and provide treatment that promotes your long-term health. With advanced dental implants, missing teeth can be restored, so your smile looks and feels completely natural. The sooner you visit our Minnetonka practice, the faster we can begin bringing your oral health back to optimal condition. Call us today!


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