Gum Disease Treatment Get Comfortable Gum Disease Care
  • Sign up for our Smile Care Club perio plan
  • Reduce your risk of oral & overall health issues
  • Get referred to a local gum specialist when needed

Gum Disease Treatment in Plainfield, IN

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. We work closely with our neighbor, a gum specialist (periodontist), so our patients can:

  • 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 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.

Common Questions About Gum Disease Treatment

How long does gum disease treatment take?

The length of treatment will depend largely on the severity of the disease. For some patients, one deep cleaning treatment will be enough to eradicate the disease. Others may require two treatments. Our Smile Care Club offers a special plan geared toward those with recurring periodontal problems. We’ll refer the most severe cases to the periodontist next door to our office.

Does gum disease treatment hurt?

Not at our office! As with any of our treatments, we can numb your mouth with sting-free anesthesia administered with The Wand®, a computer-assisted system. It will help you relax, as will the tranquil view of a wooded area from our windows and our comfortable dental chairs with lumbar support.

What are gum disease symptoms?

Gum tenderness and/or bleeding, as well as gums that appear more red than pink, are among the symptoms of early gum disease. It’s important to call us right away so Dr. Eccles can treat you before the disease moves into a more damaging stage where you’re at risk of losing teeth.

What causes gum disease?

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an infection caused by bacteria in your mouth. Bacteria form a clear, sticky film called plaque that build ups around your gumline, leading to inflamed and infected gums. Left untreated, the infection causes your gums to separate from teeth, creating “pockets” where more bacteria accumulates. In advanced stages of gum disease, the infection spreads from your gums to the bone that supports your teeth. Your teeth will loosen and possibly fall out.

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