Simple Smile Indy Offers Periodontist Services In Indianapolis

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Simple Smile Indy, an Indianapolis based periodontist, would like to reach out to people in the area who might need their services. Periodontics refers to the dental specialty that involves prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease (which affects the gums and jawbone). The gum tissues are meant to support the teeth and hold them firmly in place. Periodontists study for years on top of their standard dental training in order to learn how the jawbone and the surrounding tissues work and how to maintain great oral health.

“Periodontal disease is a progressive condition which begins with mild gum inflammation called gingivitis,” says Simple Smile Indy. “It is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults living in the developed world, and should be taken very seriously. Periodontal disease, often called gum disease, is typically signified by red, swollen, painful or bleeding gums, but in some cases has no noticeable symptoms. Periodontal disease generally begins when the bacteria living in plaque cause an infection in the surrounding tissues of the teeth, causing them to become irritated and painful. Eventually, this infection will cause the jawbone to recede and the tooth to become loose.”

There are a number of reasons why periodontal treatment may be necessary. The most common of these is moderate or advanced gum disease. This is when the gums are bleeding, swollen or red around most teeth and the jawbone begins to recede. Periodontal treatment can help mitigate the effects of this condition and potentially reverse them. A related issue, localized gum recession, can also be treated by a trained periodontist. It is often caused by over brushing with a hard bristle brush and requires immediate treatment to avoid further spread.

Periodontists can also help with crown lengthening, the process of lengthening the crown of the tooth by removing the surrounding soft tissue in order to provide more tooth exposure. Ridge augmentation, often referred to as ‘recontouring’, is another service offered by periodontists, and it is often required to correct an uneven gum line.

“In the case of mild/moderate periodontal problems, the focus of the periodontist will be on curing the underlying bacterial infection and then providing advice on the most appropriate home cleaning methods,” the Indianapolis periodontist says. “Sometimes, a deep scaling is needed to remove the bacterial plaque and calculus (tartar) from the teeth and tissues. Where periodontal disease is advanced and the jawbone has regressed significantly, more intensive cleaning may be recommended, and loose teeth that cannot be saved will be removed. The periodontist is trained in all aspects of dental implant procedures, which can restore functionality to the mouth when teeth have been affected by periodontitis. Since periodontal disease is progressive, it is essential to remove the bacteria and calculus build up to halt the spread of the infection. Your dentist will be happy to advise you on effective cleaning methods and treatment options.”

Dentistry is a very complicated subject and thus requires years of specialist training for a dentist to even begin to be competent. This makes it absolutely necessary to seek out a highly trained, experienced dentist to provide dental care. Simple Smile Indy strives to ensure that their Indianapolis patients have access to the dental care they need in order to achieve the perfect smile no matter what procedures are required. The practice treats all kinds of ailments every day and makes it a point to offer every patient a comfortable, customized experience.

The practice has received a number of 5-Star reviews on various platforms from pleased patients. Daniel says about their experience, “Had five fillings and a wisdom tooth extraction done quickly here in one week without any issues. The staff is awesome and incredibly nice, and the dentist, Sean Kelly, is efficient and hilarious. I haven’t been to a dentist in a long time (10+ years), so I was pretty nervous coming in. But everybody here is very caring, and they made it a very comfortable experience!”

For more information on the Indianapolis periodontist, visit Simple Smile Indy’s website. They can also be reached via their social media platforms.


For more information about Simple Smile Indy, contact the company here:

Simple Smile Indy
(317) 672-7511
3750 N Meridian St, #200
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Phone: (317) 672-7511