The Dental Center of South Bend (Dentistry and Braces for Children and Teenagers)
1005 East LaSalle Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617

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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Felt like the dentist listened to me and concerns. Didn’t feel rushed
Khale L.
Great caring staff
Jackson S.
Everyone is always friendly and appt time starts on time.
Zoe A.
Everybody was great
Madeline M.
Staff were very knowledgeable and came to aid in a reasonable amount of time.
Noah S.
The office staff had lots of experience working with young patients and did an excellent job interacting and caring for our son who had an emergency dental situation.
Cameron P.
Nice service. And great job
Juliette C.
Caring , fun and goofy doctors . Experience overall was great
Andrea G.
Staff always so kind and explains everything with details step by step of they are going or did to my child
Daniel A.
The dental hygienist and the dentist were fabulous with my 4 year old. So calm and patient. She had a great experience.
Natalia M.
The staff was wonderful with my son, who has Autism. They didn’t push him and found ways to do an exam that didn’t frighten him.
Elijah V.
We were in and out and the staff was Wonderful.
Sophia V.
Very polite staff made me feel welcome
Valeria G.
Great compassionate care. The hygienist and doctor worked so good with my little ones first dental visit.
King G.
Everyone was so kind and sweet to my kids. It was a breath of fresh air.
Izabella T.
I like the service i get from the place it is wonderful keep it going
Bella U.
My kids love going to this dentist! I appreciate how patient they are with my children and everyone is very nice. I am very happy with Smile Safari!
Lee W.
Helpful and quick to respond to patients needs.
Lael M.
Everyone was wonderful, kind and very understanding!
Evan F.
You guys were awesome and made my four year old feel at home. She went back and got two fillings without me and didn’t even get upset. The staff is amazing and so considerate.
Estellise B.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed. – 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri. – 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (574) 367-7146
Fax: (574) 245-7502
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For appointments, call us at: (574) 367-7146 or
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For appointments, call: (574) 367-7146
Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (574) 367-7146
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