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 that your gums appear red or swollen or they bleed when brushing or flossing.

Periodontal infections can be treated. The earlier you act, the more effective that treatment is:

  • We’ll first perform a complete oral exam to check for signs of gum disease.
  • If we see problems, your treatment may include an extra-thorough cleaning.
  • Dr. Eccles can also refer you to the specialist next to our office if needed. 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.

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. Your first step should be calling Dr. Eccles’s office at 317-682-0884 for an appointment. You also can schedule online to plan your visit.