Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment in South Bend, IN

Gum disease treatment in South Bend is diagnosed to prevent and treat a variety of diseases affecting the gums. Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease involves bacterial growth (a colorless film called “plaque”) that gradually destroys the tissue surrounding the teeth. If plaque is not removed, it builds up on the teeth and ultimately irritates the gums and causes bleeding and receding gums. If left untreated, bone and surrounding tissue will decay, resulting in loose teeth, or worse, tooth loss. More than 75 percent of Americans over the age 35 have some form of gum disease.

Our skilled doctors in South Bend will help you maintain healthy gums through the detection and treatment of diseases like periodontitis and gingivitis (i.e. inflammation, swelling, and bleeding of the gums). By detecting and treating gum disease in its earliest stages, we can help you avoid the chronic bacterial infections that can lead to tooth loss and other serious complications. You can also avoid the “long in the tooth” look of premature aging due to receding gums.

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Patient Reviews
The receptionist was very kind. The hygienist was very easy to talk to and informative. The dentist took the time to examine my teeth and make sure I knew the problems I was having.
Kurt K.
The dental assistant really cares about your dental health. She is excellent.
Kathy P.
Took my 5-year-old to get cavities filled, he actually fell asleep! I got to stay with him the whole time. The staff was amazing, I would highly recommend this office.
Angela F.
Dr. Stakem is very kind. I have had a lot of work done lately and it has been quick and painless.
Tracey K.
The hygienist was very good. I had very little pain after my 6 month cleaning.
Douglas M.
This is a reliable and well connected dental center with the means to realistically meet any need.
Erin M.
The staff was friendly and efficient.
Hannah A.
Great staff that is very friendly. The prices are very good too.
Randall P.
So happy to have Dr Cochran back. He is always so caring about his patients.
Barbara W.
Terry is AWESOME!
Yolanda W.
always kind , care for my children as if there own great group of women .
Alejandra G.
After screening many other pediatric dentists, I found The Dental Center of Goshen. Their customer service was exceptional and they were thorough, kind and professional during my daughter’s […]
Grace B.
Very nice hygenist and did a good cleaning on teeth
Gail W.
The hygienists are always very friendly when they provide guidance on healthy home care. The dentist is not scary or overbearing like others I’ve been to. They are very positive in looking […]
Raquel H.
Dr Douglas is fantastic! He makes sure to take the time to get your dental work done precisely. Each time I go, I feel like I’m his only patient there. I feel comfortable in there care. They […]
BMoney B.
Friendly office staff!
Teri S.
I feel like they take their time and really inspect far more than any place I previously had went to
Leslie B.
Today my son had unexpected extraction’s, due to infection. Dr. Jess, and another woman I can’t remember her name, dark hair, made a super traumatic event so much easier. My son was […]
Brittany T.
Terry is very thorough and friendly and makes the experience very pleasant.
Julia E.
Everyone is always so friendly. They always do a great job.
Allyssa Z.
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