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Dentist in Geist | LADD Dental Group

Dentist in Geist | LADD Dental Group

Dr. David Geiger is excited about joining LADD Dental Group in McCordsville for many reasons. A Geist native, Dr. Geiger graduated from Lawrence Central High School and attended DePauw University in Greencastle before meeting his wife Kelsey in dental school at the University of Louisville back in 2015. Kelsey decided to join the Air Force and the couple was stationed in California for a year after dental school, followed by Missouri where Dr. Geiger has honed his oral surgery skills. Even while venturing out to the west coast after finishing dental school, Dr. Geiger always had his sights set on eventually returning to the Hoosier state where he grew up. Last summer Dalton Albertin, director of marketing and business development with LADD Dental Group, reached out to Dr. Geiger about joining the LADD team at its McCordsville office, which opened in November of 2017. After Kelsey completed her service in the Air Force, the couple made plans to reloc…

Emergency Dentist | Emergency Dental Care

Emergency Dentist | Emergency Dental Care

Experiencing a Dental Emergency?! You have come to the right place. Here at LADD Dental Group, we have the ideal team and systems in place to handle emergency dental situations. From our cloud-based dental management software to our experienced dentists and dental specialists, we are well equipped to take on any emergency dental scenarios

πŸ‘€Can't believe this video has been viewed over 85,000 times on Youtube (Please excuse our corny acting lol)... But this is what an emergency dental appointment looks like with us! Anyone needing to get in this week?! πŸ˜ 

We pride ourselves as a dental group on our ability to handle emergency dental situations. In the video below, you will find one of our satisfied emergency dental patients.  

Having six dental practices all within a 30 mile radius also helps us in our ability to serve emergency dental patients! As a group, we are open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, and our McCordsville dental office is open the…

Dentist Near Me | LADD Dental Group

Dentist Near Me | LADD Dental Group

Are you looking for a new dentist?! You have come to the right place! LADD Dental Group is a comprehensive dental group that treats patients of all ages. Our dentist and dental specialists work together to provide our patients with the Gold Standard in dental care! In the video below you will see Dr. John Ladd introducing himself and taking about our 40+ years of serving North Central Indiana families!

Struggling with tooth pain?! Give our dental specialists a call today and experience the difference! Below you will find one of our dental extraction specialists, Dr. Patel, with one of his wisdom tooth patients. As you can see Dr. Patel is highly skilled and you can see how thankful and appreciative the patient is at the end of the surgery! 

Give us a call today and experience how we are doing dentistry differently here at LADD Dental Group!

Nervous About the Dentist | Sedation Dentistry Near Geist

Nervous About the Dentist | Sedation Dentistry Near Geist

Do you struggle with dental anxiety or have major fear about going to the dentist?! If so, have you ever considered oral conscious sedation

Oral conscious sedation is  one of the available methods of conscious sedation dentistry, along with inhalation sedation (e.g., nitrous oxide) and conscious intravenous sedation.Benzodiazepines are commonly used, specifically triazolam. Triazolam is commonly selected for its rapid onset and limited duration of effect. An initial dose is usually taken approximately one hour before the dental appointment.Treatment may include additional dosing on the night proceeding the procedure, to mitigate anxiety-related insomnia. The procedure is generally recognized as safe, with the effective dosages being below levels sufficient to impair breathing

Here at LADD Dental Group, we also offer other forms of sedation dentistry as well! A less intense sedation option that we provide is Nitrous Oxide, aka…

New Dental Patient | First Dental Appointment

New Dental Patient | First Dental Appointment

If you are a new dental patient, or haven't been to the dentist in a number of years, I wanted to take the time and walk you through what a new patient exam looks like with LADD Dental Group! The dentist doesn't have to be scary, and in today's blog, we will walk you through the whole new patient process!! 

The first thing that we will do after you have completed all of your paperwork and health history information is take some X-Rays! At Ladd Dental Group, we utilize digital X-Rays because it is better for both the patients and our dentists

After X-Rays are taken, we will take note of your blood pressure, review health history, perform perio charting and update all of the patients dental chart notes that are needed! From there, our dentist will sit down with you and provide a comprehensive exam. Our dentists will do a complete evaluation of your entire mouth, including an oral cancer screen. In the video below, you will see…

Dental Implants | Affordable Dental Implants Near Me

Dental Implants Overview | Affordable Dental Implants Near Me

"Dental Implants have changed the face of dentistry over the last 25 years. What are dental implants? What is the history of dental implants? And how are they used to replace missing teeth? This section will give you an overview of the topic of dental implants, to be followed by more detail in additional sections. As with most treatment procedures in dentistry today, dental implants not only involve scientific discovery, research and understanding, but also application in clinical practice. The practice of implant dentistry requires expertise in planning, surgery and tooth restoration; it is as much about art and experience as it is about science. This site will help provide you with the knowledge you need to make informed choices in consultation with your dental health professionals. 

Let’s start from the beginning: A dental implant is actually a replacement for the root or roots of a tooth. Like tooth roots, dental im…

Need a Tooth Pulled | Surgical Extraction Specialist

Need a Tooth Pulled | Surgical Extraction Specialist

Pulling a Tooth

"If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, your dentist will try to fix it with a filling, crown or other dental treatment. But when there's too much damage for the tooth to be repaired, the tooth may need to be extracted — or removed — from its socket in the bone. 

There are two types of dental extractions

A simple extraction – this procedure is on a tooth that can be seen in the mouth. For a simple extraction, the dentist loosens the tooth with an instrument called an elevator. Then the dentist uses forceps to remove the tooth.A surgical extraction – this is a more complex procedure, which is used if a tooth may have broken off at the gum line or has not erupted in the mouth. The oral surgeon will make a small incision into your gum to surgically remove the broken tooth or impacted wisdom tooth. 
Why Can't a Tooth be Saved:
The American Dental Association (ADA) Mouth Healthy site suggests teeth ar…

Impacted Wisdom Teeth | Extracting Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Impacted Wisdom Teeth | Extracting Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Impacted wisdom teeth are third molars at the back of the mouth that don't have enough room to emerge or develop normally. Wisdom teeth are the last adult teeth to come into the mouth (erupt). Most people have four wisdom teeth at the back of the mouth — two on the top, two on the bottom. Impacted wisdom teeth can result in pain, damage to other teeth and other dental problems. In some cases, impacted wisdom teeth may cause no apparent or immediate problems. But because they're hard to clean, they may be more vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease than other teeth are. Impacted wisdom teeth that cause pain or other dental complications are usually removed. Some dentists and oral surgeons also recommend removing impacted wisdom teeth that don't cause symptoms to prevent future problems.  Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth "Depending on how the teeth grow through, impacted wisdom teeth can have:  Mesioangular impactio…

Dental Experience | Changing the Dental Stigma

Dental Experience | Changing the Dental Stigma

Here at LADD Dental Group, we pride ourselves on providing our patients with the gold standard in dental care! We offer comprehensive care at an affordable price, and we also go above and beyond to make sure that our patients have a positive experience!

On that note, last year we decided to get a Mascot to help us better connect with the youth when we are out and about in the community! Below you will see a couple of videos of our Mascot, Pearl E. White, in action. If you are looking for a new dental experience, give us a call today and experience the LADD Dental difference!

In the video above, you will find our McCordsville dental team putting on a presentation for the kids at Fortville Elementary School! Having Pearl at this event was such a hit, and we were able to retain the kids attention so much better! It also made the energy in the room a 100% better!

We also are the official dentist of the Kokomo Jackrabbits! So last weekend Pear…

Alveoloplasty | What is Alveoloplasty


Alveoloplasty is a dental pre-prosthetic procedure performed to smoothen or reshape the jawbone. In this procedure, the bony edges of the alveolar ridge and its surrounding structures is made smooth, redesigned or recontoured so that a well-fitting, comfortable, and esthetic dental prosthesis may be fabricated. 

Alveoloplasty for Dentures

Fitting for dentures. If you're missing teeth and are being fitted for full or partial denturesalveoloplasty may be necessary to ensure a snug fit on the gum. Bumps and ridges in the bone can cause gaps between the denture and the gum. 

Healing for the Denture

The dentist will provide you with temporary immediate dentures as the gum tissue heals. Once the tissues are fully healed, the time is right to add dentures to your mouth. In general, it usually takes between six and eight weeks following the tooth extraction for dentures to be placed. However, each patient is unique.

What is Alveoloplasty Dental

Alveoloplasty in Conjunction with E…

Why do I have bad breath | LADD Dental Group

Why Do I Have Bad Breath

Bad breath, medically called halitosis, can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems. Bad breath can also be made worse by the types of foods you eat and other unhealthy lifestyle habits. 

Does Food Affect My Bad Breath

Basically, all the food eaten begins to be broken down in your mouth.  If you eat foods with strong odors (such as garlic or onions), brushing and flossing -- even mouthwash -- merely covers up the odor temporarily. The odor will not go away completely until the foods have passed through your body.

Does Oral Hygiene Affect My Bad Breath

If you don't brush and floss teeth daily, food particles can remain in your mouth, promoting bacterial growth between teeth, around the gums, and on the tongue. This causes bad breath. Antibacterial mouth rinses also can help reduce bacteria. In addition, odor-causing bacteria and food particles can cause bad breath if dentures are not properly cleaned
Other Causes of My Ba…

Dental Implants in McCordsville | Dental Implant Specialist

Dental Implants in McCordsville | Dental Implant Specialist

Our dental implant specialist in McCordsville, Dr. Rajkumar, is a Periodontist. So what is a Periodontist, and what do they do?! 

"A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are also experts in the treatment of oral inflammation. Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school. They are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, and are also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures. Periodontists often treat more problematic periodontal cases, such as those with severe gum disease or a complex medical history. Periodontists offer a wide range of treatments, such as scaling and root planing (in which the infected surface of the root is cleaned) or root surface debridement …