Irvington Dentist

Welcome to the Office of
Brian E. Nunley, DDS

Welcome to the office of Dr. Brian E. Nunley, your dentist in Indianapolis. Creating and maintaining healthy smiles that inspire confidence is our number one priority! At our office, you will receive the finest quality dental care, delivered in an environment that is both comfortable and caring.

As a general, preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentist in Indianapolis, we offer a full range of the latest and most advanced dental procedures designed to meet the needs of every member of your family. We use the most advanced techniques to provide all of our patients with outstanding results!

Throughout this website you will find an abundance of information about our practice, the procedures we provide and how we can help you maintain excellent oral health while achieving the beautiful smile you desire. Please feel free to contact us if you need any additional information or to schedule an appointment.

Some of Our Services

  • Initial Oral Exam

    Your first visit to our office is very important with regard to establishing your oral health baseline. We will begin by carefully reviewing your medical and dental histories and taking special note of all of your dental concerns, as well as any symptoms that you may be experiencing. This will be followed by a thorough clinical examination, including an oral cancer screening, periodontal evaluation, an analysis of your occlusion (bite) plus a thorough examination of your teeth, their supporting structures, and the complete orofacial area. Any needed diagnostic dental films will be taken at this time.

  • Teeth Whitening

    Teeth that have been stained or darkened by food, tobacco use, age, medications or injury can be lightened and brightened by means of a non-invasive process known as teeth whitening.

    Teeth whitening or bleaching simply refers to any process that will make the teeth appear whiter. While there are many over the counter options for teeth whitening, the most effective and safest teeth whitening systems are the professional strength ones available at the dentist’s office. A dental professional whitening system offers a higher concentration of whitening components and delivers them to the teeth in the most efficient manner to achieve optimal results.

    At our office we offer a professional take home system. Our professional strength take home system also produces excellent results.

  • Pediatric Dental Care

    At our office we take pride in creating and maintaining beautiful and healthy smiles for our younger patients in an environment that is lighthearted and fun. With an emphasis on establishing oral health habits that last a lifetime, our primary tools are education and a comprehensive preventive care program.

    As part of an effort to guard against childhood dental decay we recommend periodic fluoride treatments and dental sealants placed on the biting surfaces of the back teeth.

  • Periodontal Treatment

    Periodontal disease damages the surrounding soft tissues and bone that support the teeth. It is predominantly caused by the accumulation of bacteria, mucus and other particles in the form of plaque or tartar that sit between the teeth and the gums. Periodontal disease can range in severity from a simple gum inflammation, known as gingivitis, to a more serious inflammation of the periodontal tissues. Left untreated periodontal disease can result in significant tissue damage and eventual tooth loss.

    The problem with periodontal disease is that often the progression is painless. As a result the affected individual may not be aware of an ongoing disease process. This is why it is so important to recognize the signs of the earliest stage of periodontal disease, which is gingivitis. The symptoms of gingivitis typically include red, swollen and bleeding gums. Treatment instituted at this point is often sufficient to reverse the course of the disease and to avoid any permanent damage to the periodontal tissues. A series of deep dental cleanings, an improved home care regimen, and a commitment to regular maintenance may be all that is required to prevent this stage of periodontal disease from progressing.

    Left untreated, gingivitis can escalate into periodontitis. However, there are other factors that can contribute to the escalation of periodontal disease, including smoking, genetic tendencies, and unchecked diabetes. In either case, when periodontal disease has progressed to a more advanced stage there is usually clinical and radiographic evidence of damage to the bone and soft tissues supporting the teeth. Periodontal treatment in this phase is designed to halt the progression of the disease and to restore tooth support as possible. This may involve medications to control the bacteria and reduce the size of the pockets between the teeth and gums, gum surgery, as well as bone and tissue grafts.

  • Emergency Treatment

    Dental emergencies can come about in any number of ways. Your discomfort may be due to an injury to the oral facial area, the acute flare up of a longstanding problem, or the result of the sudden onset of seemingly inexplicable pain. Whatever the case may be, urgent dental care is needed to provide you with relief and to avoid any further consequences to your oral health or function, as well as your overall well being.

    There are many reasons to seek emergency dental care, including severe toothaches, chipped or fractured teeth, a dental abscess, impacted teeth, loose or broken fillings, lost or dislodged crowns, broken dentures and more. While the pain of a toothache is one of the more common reasons that patients come to our dental office for emergency dental care, we also promptly treat emergencies that are not necessarily painful like crowns that have been dislodged and broken dentures that leave embarrassing gaps in one’s smile.

    Whether your dental emergency is painful, if it affects the appearance of your smile, or if you suspect that an infection is present, contact our office immediately for care. We will make every effort to see you as promptly as possible.

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My entire family has been going to Dr. Nunley for years now, I'll never go elsewhere! Penny the hygienist is so gentle and the whole staff is great.

Leslie J.

I have been going to Dr.Nunley for over 20 years. He is a wonderful dentist but also a caring person. He has gone above and beyond in his care of me. He will go in at night, just because I am in pain. He is a superior person. I would recommend him to anyone who wants a caring dentist. Dr Nunley is patient and never in a hurry. He listens to your problems and explains everything he is doing. What a wonderful person as well as a skilled dentist!!!! Thanks for all you do Dr. Nunley!!!!


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