New Patients: (317) 333-6788

Existing Patients: (317) 890-4455

10935 East Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46229

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

health of the smile,

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.

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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Google reviews

Washington Street
Dentistry 4.7 out of 5 based
on 52 Google reviews

I continue to be impressed with Dr. Church and his staff. They seem to have a great rapport, and his chairside manner is remarkable. In addition, I have never been made to feel embarrassed or punished because of the amount of work my teeth need. Keep up the good work

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