Periodontal Services

Our visiting Periodontal Specialist is committed to preventing gum disease, and helping our patients maintain healthy gums.

Types of Gum Disease


Gingivitis is the first stage of the disease. The gums are irritated by plaque and its toxin by-products, which causes inflammation and making them likely to bleed.


As calculus and plaque continue to build up, the gums will start to recede. Bacteria and pus will begin to fill the pockets between your gums and teeth. This can cause moderate bone loss.

Advanced Periodontitis

Teeth lose more support as the gums, bone, and periodontal ligament continue to deteriorate. The affected teeth should be treated as soon as possible, otherwise they will become loose and may be lost. 

Signs of Gum Disease

You may have gingivitis or periodontitis if you experience the following:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • New spacing between teeth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Receding gums
  • Red and puffy gums
  • Tenderness or discomfort

Periodontal Services, Fort St. John Dentist


The type of treatment you receive will depend on the severity of your gum disease.

Our specialist will do a thorough assessment and create a personalized plan based on your needs. 

If the disease is caught early enough, we will recommend maintaining a good homecare routine combined with regular cleanings.

If you have been experiencing any of the symptoms above, please give our team a call today. Request Appointment

Full-Family, Full-Life Dental Care

At Alaska Avenue Dental, we are here for you and your family... for life. Whether you simply need a regular check-up and hygiene, or you believe you need a filling or crown, we are your one-stop dental practice in Fort St. John, BC.

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  • I've been at this for a long time... and I still love coming to work every day! Helping our patients have healther smiles and better lives is what I'm here for!
    - Dr. Myers, Dentist

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