At Dowden Family Dentistry, we understand that a healthy smile goes beyond just the teeth. Gum health plays a crucial role in not only your oral hygiene but also your overall well-being. Gum disease, a condition that affects many, can lead to discomfort, swelling and if left untreated, more serious health complications. Our dedicated team is here to guide you through the process of treating gum disease, ensuring that you receive the personalized care you deserve.

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, begins with bacterial growth in your mouth and may end — if not properly treated — with tooth loss due to the destruction of the tissue that surrounds your teeth. Recognizing the signs of gum disease early is crucial. These signs include red, swollen gums that may bleed easily, persistent bad breath, receding gums and loose teeth. If you notice any of these symptoms, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us.

Our treatment approach is centered around restoring your gums to health in a manner that is comfortable, effective and tailored to your specific needs. The first step in treating gum disease usually involves a non-surgical process called scaling and root planing. This deep cleaning, done under a local anesthetic, removes plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line. Scaling and root planing also smooths rough spots on the tooth root where germs gather, helping to remove bacteria that contribute to the disease.

Your journey to a healthier smile and healthier gums is a collaborative process. Dr. Roderick Dowden is committed to walking with you every step of the way, providing the support, education and treatment options you need. Our dentist and team believe in a compassionate, patient-centered approach to dental care. We invite you to reach out to us at 317-594-0461 to learn more about our gum disease treatments in Fishers, Indiana.