Periodontist, Dr. Andres Sanchez, Spreads Gum Disease Awareness in Eden Prairie, MN

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., March 3, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Respected periodontist, Dr. Andres Sanchez of PerioWest, is taking the time to help those in Eden Prairie, MN and surrounding areas learn more about periodontal disease during Gum Disease Awareness Month. Known to affect millions across the United States, gum disease leads to systemic problems and tooth loss if it is not treated by a dental provider. However, when early symptoms of this disease are recognized and treated, such as swollen gums and bad breath, the condition can be reversed or maintained.

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, stems from a build-up of bacteria in the gums that progressively attacks soft and hard tissues. Early symptoms of gum disease may be subtle and even painless, which leads many people to ignore the warning signs of gingivitis, the first stage of periodontal disease. At the advent of gingivitis, individuals may experience bleeding gums, reddish or dark gums, swollen gums and bad breath. If left to advance, gum disease moves to later stages of periodontitis, where the gum infection destroys healthy gums, tooth and bone. Gum disease has been linked to heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer, making it a potentially serious issue that requires professional treatment.

At PerioWest, Dr. Sanchez utilizes the latest, most minimally invasive solutions to reduce the bacteria that lead to gum disease. This includes laser dentistry using the LANAP® protocol, scaling and root planing and microsurgery when appropriate. The overarching goal of this practice is to minimize the long-term effects of the condition and improve gum health, while simultaneously providing high-quality treatment and reliable patient comfort.

Individuals who believe they may have gum disease in Eden Prairie, MN are encouraged to contact PerioWest to set up a consultation. Those who have already lost teeth due to progressive gum disease can visit PerioWest to talk about placement of dental implants. To schedule an appointment, the office can be reached by calling 952-567-7457.

About the Periodontist

PerioWest is a periodontal practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Eden Prairie, MN and the Twin Cities areas. Dr. Andres R. Sanchez received his Certificate & Master's Degree in Periodontics from the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. He is a board-certified periodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. In addition, Dr. Sanchez has been involved as a primary author in more than ten scientific papers published in major periodontal and implant dentistry journals. PerioWest provides state-of-the-art dental implant treatment, LANAP® laser therapy, and advanced periodontal care to Eden Prairie, MN and the Twin Cities areas. To learn more about Dr. Sanchez and the services provided at PerioWest, please visit the practice website at or call 952-567-7457.

SOURCE PerioWest