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

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Your dental team guards your smile with periodontal treatment in Indianapolis, IN

Gum disease is an interesting dental problem in that more than fifty percent of adults in America have some form if this condition, but that it remains one of the most preventable dental conditions. We understand that gum disease is a serious condition that can rob you of your beautiful smile and even your health. Although gum disease is viewed as a preventable problem, we do not judge our patients. When you visit Washington Street Dentistry, your dental team will go to work providing appropriate periodontal treatment if gum disease has been detected. Our Indianapolis, IN patients can rest assured they will not be made to feel badly about their oral condition. It is our job to help you regain oral health, and keep your smile healthy.

Gum disease has various stages. It is our hope to detect the earliest stage, gingivitis, during routine dental examinations. This stage is difficult to detect outside of the dental office because symptoms are so mild, including slight redness, or maybe a bit of bleeding when teeth are brushed and flossed. These early signs of gum disease should be taken very seriously, as this is the only stage in which the condition can be reversed with professional cleaning and excellent at-home care.

Contact Washington Street Dentistry for your dental check-up


New Patients: (317) 333-6788

Existing Patients: (317) 890-4455

Our goal in treating early gum disease is the reduction in bacterial activity. If no pockets have formed around affected teeth, a standard cleaning may be performed to remove plaque and tartar buildup from teeth. Your dentist or hygienist will then discuss the at-home oral care practices that should be implemented to combat bacterial activity that threatens gum tissue.

The more gum disease advances, the more aggressive treatment must become just to manage the condition. Cleanings may include root planing and scaling, a procedure that removes bacteria buildup from periodontal pockets that may form around teeth. We assure patient comfort throughout any periodontal treatment, and work diligently to reduce the risks associated with gum disease during dental visits.

There is only one stage of gum disease where reversal is possible. Early detection is vital to the successful treatment of this condition. Contact Washington Street Dentistry for your dental check-up today.

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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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Dr. Church, and his whole staff are WONDERFUL!! Not only is he a fantastic Dentist, he is so kind and generous. My dental work was very extensive. He and Keisha made it easy for me. I felt comfortable the whole time. Thank you for everything. You and your staff literally helped to change my life. I can eat again

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