Wadas Dental of Crown Point
11055 Broadway, Suite E, Crown Point, IN 46307

Gum Problems – Is It Gingivitis or Periodontal Disease?

gum disease

Are you safe from the threat of gum disease? If you haven’t contacted a family dentistry practice in Crown Point to find an affordable dentist, your oral health could be in jeopardy. Without regular exams, early signs of gum disease may go unnoticed. Early stage gum disease can be resolved with strict dental care. Once it progresses to periodontal disease, it’s more difficult to treat. To avoid the expense of invasive dental care procedures in the future, educate yourself about the stages of gum disease today.

Gingivitis: The First Stage

Gingivitis is defined as the inflammation of the gums, which support the teeth. Symptoms of gingivitis include swollen, red gums and bleeding when brushing and flossing. It’s typically a result of poor dental care, which leads to a buildup of plaque and tartar. Gingivitis can generally be reversed if treated promptly. However, any inflammation that remains untreated can progress to periodontal disease.

Periodontal Disease: The Next Stage

Gingivitis is the inflammation and infection of the gums only, but periodontal disease affects the bone below the gums. In periodontal disease, gums recede and deep pockets of infection form. As the disease progresses, teeth may become loose and fall out.

Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease
Treatments

Gingivitis usually responds well to strict dental care, which includes brushing often, flossing daily, and rinsing with medicated mouthwash. When gingivitis progresses to periodontal disease, more invasive professional dental care procedures are required, including scaling or root planing to remove hardened tartar. In severe cases of periodontal disease, gum surgery is required to repair the damage, and oral antibiotics may be prescribed.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Crown Point, call Wadas Dental of Crown Point today at (219) 488-2610 or make an appointment.

Wadas Dental of Crown Point offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Crown Point. Our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Wadas Dental of Crown Point, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Wadas Dental of Crown Point. 

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Patient Reviews
Great service and professional staff.
Sharon V.
I recently had a tooth pulled and was a little nervous to have a cleaning, however Stacy was very gentle and answered all of my questions making me feel very relaxed.
Lisa D.
Vicky, the dental hygienist, at your crown point facility is very professional, efficient and above all puts the patient first…. When I get in the chair I trust her.
Ed N.
My association with Wadas Dental goes back many years of dental service with complete satisfaction !
Thomas S.
Stacey is an excellent hygienist! The customer service up front is considerate and on time. Dr Garbe is so personable and friendly. What a great dental practice!
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Stacey is an excellent hygienist! The customer service up front is considerate and on time. Dr Garbe is so personable and friendly. What a great dental practice!
William B.
I’ve been a patient for many years… I’ve always been satisfied with the care I received !!
Thomas S.
Never had a bad experience at this office!
Alana K.
Staff members are the best!
Norma C.
Exceptional care and patience with my 4 year old from dental asst Stacey
Sofia N.
I came in for a dental cleaning. The staff was phenomenal. The dental assistant gave me such a thorough cleaning. She asked me if I had any teeth bothering me and did xrays. She informed me of the […]
Kristin L.
Vicky the hygienist is awesome!
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Lisa W.
Very friendly staff! Compassionate care. Never had a problem! I highly recommend.
Crystal T.
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Very friendly and efficient staff. I recently had my first visit here and I was only scheduled for an exam but they were able to squeeze me in for a cleaning also, so I didn’t have to make a second […]
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We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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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 - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (219) 488-2610
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