Southdale Family Dentistry
General Dentist

Appointments: (952) 926-6081

Edina, MN, Gingivitis Dentist
Edina - Minneapolis - St Louis Park - Minnetonka - Eden Prairie

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Gum Disease Treatment


Periodontal Therapy

Dental Implants


Porcelain Veneers

Gingivitis Treatment

Help for Bleeding Gums

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Meet the Doctor

Dr. Gerald Cook

I am proud to have served patients in our community for over 20 years. Through continuing education and state-of-the-art equipment we are able to offer you the high level of care you're looking for.

My staff and I will give you a warm welcome and our ongoing commitment to your dental health.

Credentials and Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • Minnesota Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Internet Dental Alliance
  • DOCS Education

Appointment Phone:

(952) 926-6081

Lois- Edina, MN

As a new patient, I am very satisfied and pleased with your work. No pain! I had two crowns put on and the fit and color match was perfect. I can really smile now without embarrassment. Thank you for being so thoughtful and kind. Your staff is so accommodating to my schedule for appointments.

Debbie- Excelsior, MN

After my initial consultation with Dr. Cook I decided that I would try sedation dentistry. I hadn’t been to a dentist in well over 10 years due to a MAJOR fear of dentists, just like so many other people.

With sedation I was in the dentist chair for several hours, and I must admit, during those procedures I didn’t feel any discomfort, nor did I experience discomfort when the sedation had worn off. That was just the beginning of my new found relationship with the “dentist office”. Dr Cook and his staff have made me feel very comfortable each and every time I return for any procedure. Not ONCE was I scolded for my lack of past dental care. That meant a great deal to me. As an adult we know we should have taken better care of our teeth, but we do not want to be scolded. I sincerely want to thank Dr. Cook, Jill, Barb, Patti, and Mary Lou for making this last year a wonderful experience.

Vince- St Louis Park, MN

Dr. Cook and Staff have been wonderful to work with. I am in the service industry as well and know the importance of pleasing my customers and having them tell others. I will continue to have Dr Cook treat me in the future as they have been very professional and cordial.

Lisa- Eden Prairie, MN

I hadn’t been to the dentist in over 5 years, but knew that I needed a good cleaning and some work done, but was afraid to go back to the “production line” dental office. I ended up finding Southdale Family Dentistry on the internet and couldn’t be happier with my choice. My visits with Dr. Cook and his staff have been great – everyone is very supportive, takes their time and always treats me with respect. At my request, I was given various options for sedation, which ended up being the best thing for me to get through my first visit, which included a cleaning, a cap, and a filling. I now feel that I can have my next cleaning without sedation since Dr Cook and his staff is so easy to work with and make sure that I am content and comfortable. Thank you!

Jim- Edina, MN

We have enjoyed Dr Cook’s expertise for several years. This has included fillings, crowns, and an implant. Some procedures have involved coordination with other specialists. The coordination was excellent and so were the results. Our health has also improved with the careful diagnostics and other preventive measures taken in your office. All of the staff are experienced and very helpful and take the time to listen and follow through on our concerns.

Margo - Minneapolis, MN

So patient and kind with my anxieties. The whole staff was so personable.

Bob - Eagan, MN

I am very happy with the staff and Dr Cooks knowledge of my problems. You explain everything as you work on my teeth and found my problem quickly and efficiently. I'm very satisfied.

Lynette - Grasston,MN

I have been a patient of Dr Cook's for over 9 years. He is kind and gentle, but thorough. The team there from the front desk to the hygenist to the dental assistant are always respectful and efficient. As an Army Reservist I had dental exams by several other dentists, all of them complimented Dr Cook on the fine work he did on my fillings. That is a pretty high compliment, in my opinion.


Secure, natural-looking implant dentures

Dr. Cook provides secure implant dentures in the Edina area. Implant retained dentures won't slip, and are a long-lasting solution to missing teeth.

You'll talk, eat and smile with more confidence. Your self esteem will return with your new natural-looking teeth.

Mercury-free tooth-colored fillings

If you're looking for a more pleasing, silver-free smile, you'll want Edina area dentist Dr. Gerald Cook to replace your amalgam fillings with natural-looking composite fillings. Tooth-colored fillings are thought to be safer and more attractive than older silver amalgam fillings. Dr. Cook will precisely match your new tooth-colored composite fillings with the natural color of your teeth, providing you with virtually invisible fillings.

Comfortable, clear Invisalign® braces

Edina area Invisalign® dentist Gerald Cook, D.D.S. is happy to provide your new clear braces. At Southdale Family Dentistry, we want you to have the straight teeth and beautiful smile you desire.

We're happy to assess your needs create your individual treatment plan for braces. You may be able to have your new Invisalign® aligners sooner than you think!

Relax with sedation dentistry

New and safe sedation dentistry with Edina area sedation dentist Dr. Gerald Cook means you can have years of dental treatments done quickly while you're lightly sedated, with little or no discomfort. If you've been putting up with discomfort, hiding your smile, or delaying scheduling dental work because you're too busy, your life is about to change. Make a sedation dentistry consultation appointment today with Dr. Cook.

Call for an Appointment!

(952) 926-6081

Southdale Family Dentistry
6600 France Avenue South, Suite 420
Edina, MN 55435
General Info: (952) 926-6081
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Appointments: (952) 926-6081

  Morning Afternoon
Mon. 8am - 12pm 1pm - 5pm
Tue. 8am - 12pm 1pm - 5pm
Wed. 8:30am - 1pm 2pm - 5:30pm
Thu. 8am - 12pm 1pm - 5pm
Fri. 7am - 12pm Closed
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Appointment Phone:

(952) 926-6081

How to Find Us

Dr. Cook's office is conveniently located at 6600 France Avenue South Suite 420 in Edina MN.

Primary Office Holidays

This office is closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

Edina Gingivitis and Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease and gingivitis are among the most prevalent of dental problems. It begins with bad breath and can lead to tooth loss and other more serious health problems. Dr. Gerald Cook can help you keep periodontal disease at bay, or better yet, avoided altogether.

There are two types of gum disease. The first, which is reversible, is common gingivitis. With gingivitis, the gums are inflamed but a rigorous program of brushing, flossing and regular dental care can often cure the problem. However, left untreated, gingivitis can lead to the more serious problem of periodontitis. Studies have found that infected gum tissues can lead to heart problems and other serious health conditions.

If you're looking for Edina gingivitis dentistry, call us today at (952) 926-6081. Or fill out our online form for easy scheduling. At Southdale Family Dentistry, we have several payment options and we're available when it's convenient for you.

Practice Services

  • Secure, natural-looking implant dentures
  • Mercury-free tooth-colored fillings
  • Comfortable, clear Invisalign® braces
  • Relax with sedation dentistry
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Appointment Phone:

(952) 926-6081

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