Many Hendricks County residents may be unaware that gum disease can cause their gums to become red, swollen and tender. It can also cause your gums to recede and lead to the formation of deep pockets between your teeth and gums. Untreated gum disease can even cause your teeth to become loose and move about.
Inflammation of your gums is called gingivitis, which is an early stage of gum disease. It’s usually caused by poor dental hygiene, which enables bacteria in the plaque on your teeth to build up. If your gums are red, swollen and easily bleed when you brush your teeth, you likely have gingivitis.
If you don’t get gingivitis treated, it will progress to gum disease – also called periodontal disease. Gum disease causes the bone below your gums to become inflamed or infected. As the disease gets worse, more of your gum tissue and bone are destroyed. Eventually, your teeth may even fall out.
To prevent gum disease from occurring in the first place, you need to practice good oral hygiene – brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss regularly. You also need to visit Danville Family Dentistry for regular checkups and professional dental cleanings.
However, if you don’t have dental insurance, you may put off visiting Dr. Jon Erickson until it’s too late. For this reason, Danville Family Dentistry offers a solution for their patients who don’t have dental insurance. It’s called the Smile Savings Plan.
For an annual fee of $275, you can receive the following dental services for one year:

  • 2 professional oral evaluations
  • 2 professional dental cleanings
  • Regularly scheduled X-rays

Plus you’ll also receive 15% off other dental care procedures, like deep cleaning of teeth surrounded by deep gum pockets, root canals, crowns or tooth extractions, provided by our Hendricks County office.
If you have gingivitis or gum disease, don’t wait until the pain becomes too intense or your teeth start falling out. For around 75 cents a day, you can receive the preventative dental care you need to help keep your teeth and gums healthy. Contact Danville Family Dentistry at 317-745-4400 for more information about our Smile Savings Plan.