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10935 E Washington St, Suite A,
Indianapolis, IN 46229

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Indianapolis, IN area patients should seek dental assistance for bleeding gums

Gum disease is a serious infection that can permanently impact the health of the smile. Dr. Matthew Church of Indianapolis, IN is a dedicated dental professional who is ready and willing to assist individuals in the area with a variety of dental health concerns.

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Symptoms of gum disease

Gum disease, or “periodontal disease,” is a condition that is often characterized by:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Shrinking gum tissue

This marks the earliest stages of gum disease, sometimes referred to as gingivitis. At this point, patients who get a proper diagnosis of the infection will benefit from a thorough cleaning of the teeth and gums at the dental office. If the condition is untreated for a period of time, it can worsen to later stages of periodontitis. Periodontitis is not curable—it can only be maintained. Periodontitis is a serious infection that can benefit from scaling and root planing along with the use of antibiotics to address the infection itself. Once patients have this procedure done, they are required to visit their dentist on a more regular basis to monitor their oral health and wellness.


New Patients: (317) 333-6788

Existing Patients: (317) 890-4455

How can I avoid the development of periodontal disease?

The best way to keep the condition from occurring is to participate in proper oral health habits at home and visit the dentist at least twice a year for an evaluation and cleaning. Patients are urged to brush and floss their teeth after every meal to remove plaque, tartar, and food particles, while keeping bacteria from developing.

Make an appointment today!

If you are experiencing bleeding gums, it is critical to schedule an appointment with Dr. Matthew Church and his staff as soon as possible for an evaluation. The sooner the condition is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat. Call Washington Street Dentistry today at (317) 333-6788 to book an appointment. Our practice is always accepting new and existing patients in and around the area of Indianapolis, IN.

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Washington Street Dentistry
Dr. Matthew Church

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A graduate from the University of Kentucky, Dr. M Church has an extensive amount of skill and expertise in the field of professional dentistry. With over 20 years of experience, he is a firm believer in providing his patients with the best possible care for their dental concerns. Whilst being educated and experienced in a multitude of dental services, Dr. Church is particularly proficient in the areas involving Invisalign, for which he is a certified provider, cosmetic dental services, and dental implants.

Dr. Church invests both time and resources in educating and maintaining his standard of quality in terms of his service. He undertook and graduated from the Misch International Implant Institute Surgical Program and maintains active membership with the American College of Oral Implantology. He is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.


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Every experience I’ve had here has been awesome!! I refer everyone I know! I been going her about 3yrs or more now. Wouldn’t change for anything. You will not go wrong. Dr. Church is AMAZING, very humble and a pleasure at ALL times.. Along with the staff! Great team!!

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