You want a healthy smile, but periodontal problems make that hard to maintain. Keep your smile looking good by getting gum disease treatment in Plainfield, IN. We work closely with our neighbor, a gum specialist (periodontist), so our patients can:Is it time to see a dentist?
- Remove infected gum tissue
- Prevent tooth loss
- Stop bad breath
- Revive their confident smile
If your gums are frequently sore and swollen, it’s time for you to call 317-682-0884. Schedule an exam or free consultation with Rod Eccles, DDS.
Find Periodontal Solutions At Our Practice
Using digital X-rays, which provide much more detailed images than traditional X-rays, Dr. Eccles looks closely at the inside of your mouth. After over three decades of experience, he is pretty familiar with the sign of gum infections. You should schedule an appointment at our general dentist office if you have noticed one or more of these symptoms:
- Gums that appear red or swollen
- Gums that bleed when you brush or floss
- Gums that feel sore or tender
- Chronic bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth
- Gums that are separating from your teeth (receding)
- Teeth that feel loose in their sockets
Periodontal infections can be treated. The earlier you act, the more effective that treatment is. If we see problems, Dr. Eccles can refer you to the specialist next to our office. This means we can work closely together, and you don’t have to go out of your way for care. Patients with chronic gum problems should ask about our Smile Care Club perio plan. This can help you manage the cost of maintaining healthy gums.
Gum Health Affects More Than Your Smile
Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. This disease can also increase your risk of other systemic problems, including heart attacks, strokes, and complications of diabetes. Pregnant women with gum infections may be more likely to give birth to low birthweight babies as well.Treating Periodontal Disease
We prefer to prevent problems whenever possible. Regular dental cleanings and exams along with good daily oral care can greatly reduce your likelihood of developing serious gum problems.
If you do suspect any issues, you should not hesitate to set up a gum disease treatment in Plainfield, IN. Your first step should be calling Dr. Eccles’s office at 317-682-0884 for an appointment. You also can to plan your visit.