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Gingivitis treatment is available from an Indianapolis dentist

Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease. It usually occurs due to a lack of proper oral hygiene. At Washington Street Dentistry in Indianapolis, we teach patients the importance of proper dental treatment to reduce risk of infections that may lead to tooth loss or other serious issues.

Gingivitis of gum disease, At Washington Street Dentistry in Indianapolis

If gingivitis goes undiagnosed and untreated, it can advance to periodontitis, an irreversible oral health condition. Patients with periodontitis often need frequent dental appointments, along with vigilant at-home hygiene, to manage symptoms.

The importance of early intervention

Discovering gum disease early gives patients the best chance of minimizing damage. At its earliest stage, gingivitis can be eliminated with a thorough professional cleaning. This cleaning removes buildup of bacteria, plaque, and tartar from surfaces of teeth and the gums. A professional deep cleaning can restore oral health and prevent gingivitis from progressing to periodontitis.


New Patients: (317) 333-6788

Existing Patients: (317) 890-4455

Advanced periodontitis is not just a risk for oral health. It can also affect total wellness. Bacteria that originate in the oral cavity travel through the bloodstream to other areas of the body, increasing risk of systemic inflammation and health conditions such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Heart disease

Once gum health is restored, it is important for patients to maintain teeth and gums. Effective gingivitis treatment does not remove all risk of gum disease. We work with patients to educate them on the proper methods of at-home oral hygiene. This includes brushing thoroughly at least twice each day, flossing at least once daily, and maintaining twice yearly visits at Washington Street Dentistry for exam and cleaning. These steps, along with a healthy diet that is low in sugar, can reduce the long-term risks of periodontal disease, and keep the smile beautiful and healthy for life.

To learn more about maintaining a healthy smile, call us today at (317) 333-6788.

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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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