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
Everyone was very kind and professional.
Ava H.
Just an excellent place
Alexis F.
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.
All of the ladies are so kind and gentle with the children and they are super friendly and knowledgeable!
Noah W.
Service was great from behind the counter to the actual visit
Samantha G.
The staff was friendly and great with my three year old.
Braelyn W.
Every one was very respectful & polite & didn’t mind answering questions
Jaden K.
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.
Dr. Lauren was so nice and gentle with Terry, the dental assistant was so nice also. I can tell the dentist’s really take pride in their work and I love that.
Terry M.
People are always nice and answer all questions.
Mark M.
Great staff! Friendly, helpful and great with children.
Braylee M.
Staff always so kind and explains everything with details step by step of they are going or did to my child
Daniel A.
Very polite staff made me feel welcome
Valeria G.
Everyone was so kind and sweet to my kids. It was a breath of fresh air.
Izabella T.
Everyone is always friendly and appt time starts on time.
Zoe A.
My daughter was so nervous to have her first filling done. The hygienist that came and got her, was so upbeat, positive and energetic. My daughter came out after the procedure, smiling and talked […]
Mackenzi C.
The dental hygienist and the dentist were fabulous with my 4 year old. So calm and patient. She had a great experience.
Natalia M.
Staff were very knowledgeable and came to aid in a reasonable amount of time.
Noah S.
Love how they talk to before they do anything to your child or ask questions about things you watching out for at home
Rihanna K.
We were in and out and the staff was Wonderful.
Sophia V.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (574) 367-7146
Fax: (574) 245-7502
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For appointments, call: (574) 367-7146
Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (574) 367-7146
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