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
Professionalism, waiting period wasn’t that long to be called back.
Jariyah W.
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.
Did very well at getting my daughter to get to know you better before you just took her to do her teeth
Skyaira P.
My son was going to a different dental office, smaller dental peds, only two dentist in the practice. however due to being without insurance for 10 months . This is the location that I needed to […]
Anthony G.
The staff was friendly and great with my three year old.
Braelyn W.
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 professional and time efficient. Boys were both comfortable.
Aaron A.
Genesis got a filling and she was very comfortable and content and I was nervous for her but I was made feel at ease.
Genesis H.
Because they treat my daughter very well and she isn’t afraid to be there
Serenity S.
Everyone was wonderful, kind and very understanding!
Evan F.
Everybody was great
Madeline M.
love everything!
Emerald A.
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.
Service is great.
Broc D.
Nice service. And great job
Juliette C.
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.
Great staff! Friendly, helpful and great with children.
Braylee M.
Great compassionate care. The hygienist and doctor worked so good with my little ones first dental visit.
King G.
Staff always so kind and explains everything with details step by step of they are going or did to my child
Daniel A.
Great service
Mark D.
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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  • Phone: (574) 367-7146
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