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
Everybody was great
Madeline M.
Service is great.
Broc D.
Staff are amazing
Hannah S.
Everyone in the office is very personable!! Everyone smiled and talked with such ease and with a caring nature. The dentist was honest and gave me options for care. My appointment was at 9:15 and […]
Liliana G.
love everything
Landon A.
The staff was friendly and great with my three year old.
Braelyn W.
Very nice service
Jasmine M.
Cause i love the effectiveness that yall give every patient and nothing is rushed and everyone recieve the amount of attention needed
Ronald J.
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.
Very polite staff made me feel welcome
Valeria G.
Everyone was very kind and professional.
Ava H.
All of the ladies are so kind and gentle with the children and they are super friendly and knowledgeable!
Noah W.
Staff were very knowledgeable and came to aid in a reasonable amount of time.
Noah S.
Very good with children. Very thorough with exams and questions. Enjoyable experience.
Myles M.
Always a friendly staff
Hailey A.
I’m pleased with the results of Miles braces
Miles W.
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 gal who worked on Catherine’s teeth was very skilled at the cosmetic work which Catherine was getting done. She also was very kind and tried to help us visualize what the final product […]
Catheri D.
So polite & friendly !
Lilly H.
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.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday by appointment

Phone: (574) 367-7146
Fax: (574) 245-7502
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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