Gum Disease Treatments in Anchorage, AK

Healthy gums, healthy mouth, and healthy body!

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Worried about gum disease? Dr. Adam Jensen can help!

Recent reports by the CDC estimate that 47.2% of adults have some form of gum disease — and the vast majority are undiagnosed.

Gum disease is the leading cause of preventable tooth loss in adults. Other consequences and effects of infected gums include:

  • Sore, tender, and bleeding gums
  • Chronic bad breath and dry mouth
  • Teeth that appear “longer” and are more sensitive to hot/cold foods and drinks
  • Increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and other serious chronic illnesses

At Chugach Dental, we take pride in offering a variety of gum disease treatments designed with your comfort in mind. Call Dr. Adam Jensen at (907) 868-3000 to get a FREE second opinion and to learn more.

    New Patient Special: $199 for a complete exam and full mouth series of x-rays.

    Dr. Adam Jensen offers FREE second opinions and a $99 new patient special that includes a limited exam and x-ray. Plus, ask about deals on tooth whitening treatments.

    What causes gum disease and how is it diagnosed?

    When bacteria build up in your mouth and aren’t removed by brushing, flossing, and regular dental cleanings, they harden into sticky plaque and tartar. Often, plaque and tartar accumulate near the gum line and can inflame (infect) the gums, leading to gum diseases like gingivitis or periodontitis.

    In its early stages, when it’s most treatable, gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) may present no symptoms at all. At Chugach Dental, we closely monitor our patients’ gum health, allowing us to catch issues very early.

    If we identify signs of gum disease, we’ll explain our findings and work with you to create a treatment plan designed to cure gum disease.

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    Gum disease treatment options

    Dr. Adam Jensen offers a variety of gingivitis and periodontitis treatments designed to relieve pain, restore gum health, and maximize your overall dental health and wellness. Your treatment plan will be tailored to your needs and may include:

    • Deep cleanings
    • Prescription mouth rinses 
    • Peizoelectric ultrasonic cleanings
    • Antibiotic therapy
    • Laser gum treatments

    At Chugach Dental, we look for the most comfortable way to treat you!

    Is gum disease reversible?

    Yes! With proper treatment, thorough at-home care, and regular exams and cleanings, you can live a life that’s free of periodontal disease.

    My gums bleed a little when I floss. Do I have periodontal disease?

    Maybe. Gums can occasionally bleed if you floss too aggressively. Gums that bleed regularly might be a sign of gum disease. Only your dentist can offer an accurate diagnosis.

    What should I do about sore gums?

    If your gums are a little sore, you can get temporary relief by swishing warm salt water around your mouth. But this is not a permanent solution and you should schedule an appointment with your dentist to learn more.

    What can I do to reduce my gum disease risk?

    Besides regular exams and checkups, brushing 2x a day, and flossing daily, there are a few things you can do:

    • Avoid smoking and tobacco use
    • Avoid alcohol-based mouthwashes
    • Eat a healthy diet that’s high in fiber and low in processed sugar

    We accept all dental insurances!

    We are in-network with Premera Blue Cross, Delta Dental, Moda, Aetna, Cigna, United Concordia, MetLife, TRICARE, and more. We’ll file paperwork, explain what’s covered, and help you maximize your insurance benefits.

    Unfortunately, we do not accept Medicaid.

    Have a question about how much your treatment will cost with dental insurance? Call our Anchorage dentist office today at (907) 868-3000.

    No insurance? No problem.

    With financing options like CareCredit or our Healthy Smile Club (starting at $45 a month), there are ways to pay for your treatment even if you don’t have dental insurance. Ask our friendly front office staff for more information about payment options.

    Shani Rinner

    I am a new patient at Chugach Dental. The staff was very welcoming and friendly. Dr. Jensen cleaned my teeth himself (never had a dentist only hygienist do that before). He was very gentle and gave me options. My follow up visit was for a filling (😩) which I was not looking forward to. Dr. Jensen continually checked on me throughout the procedure and I am feeling great the following day. Thank you!

    – Shani Rinner

    Deanna Nielson

    Adam is such a knowledgeable and personable guy! He takes the time to explain things and answer questions. He has integrity and doesn’t over treat. Having a dentist you can trust is crucial! He has a friendly and welcoming staff. Overall an excellent experience. Even gave me a nice hot towel at the end – such a treat! Highly recommend Chugach Dental!

    – Deanna Nielson

    Lawrence Quintanilla

    Dr. Jensen and his staff are truly amazing! From cleanings to my fillings to upcoming work, they make going to a dentist enjoyable. They all make sure your comfortable and welcome with every visit! I highly recommend this office to anyone that wants a professional and friendly but also welcoming dentist!!!

    – Lawrence Quintanilla

    Katie Strong

    All the staff were incredible. The COVID safety procedures made me feel very comfortable. Adam really listened to me to understand my concerns and provided helpful information for all my questions. He was also great working with my toddler. I was happy to that we talked through different options and I didn’t feel pressured to pick anything that didn’t seem right to me. I also felt respected and supported in my choices.

    – Katie Strong

    Teagan Presler

    I found Dr. Jensen when I was having a dental emergency, and they were able to fit me in within 18 hours of calling. Dr Jensen and his staff are super friendly and helpful. As someone who is super nervous at the dentist, they made the experience as comfortable and easy as possible. They are up front with costs and provide estimates for services before they are provided, even same day. I would highly recommend Dr. Jensen and his team!

    – Teagan Presler

    Jeffrey Cincoski

    I hadn’t been to the dentist in an embarrassingly long time. Dr. Adam and the staff provided care in a supportive way that made me feel comfortable. Their attention extended beyond just my teeth, and it was nice to be treated with such understanding. I liked that they had options for squeamish folks and could do so many different services; I feel like its a good one-stop option. Also, the team here seemed good-natured (fun and cohesive) and genuinely enjoyed helping me out. It will be way easier to come back to Chugach. Thanks guys!

    – Jeffrey Cincoski

    Najeeby Quinn

    Chugach Dental has taken my anxiety out of that dreaded dental visit. Finally! I went in as a new patient for a cleaning and my hygienist was both enjoyable and thorough. Dr.Jensen took his time after my cleaning to discuss the health of my teeth and gums, changes I should make to my routine and future dental work that was only deemed necessary. I appreciate a conservative dentist because my dental insurance only covers my cleanings. Dr. Jensen is young and healthy as a health care provider should be. The office is also really clean and modern, no tacky music or outdated artwork. My appointment was easy to book and I even look forward to going back and having him fix a badly chipped tooth. 5 stars for services and the staff I interacted with. Highly recommended!

    – Najeeby Quinn

    Nick Zerbinos

    Dr. Jensen is a fantastic dentist who immediately puts you as ease when you walk through the door. He is extremely knowledgeable and will explain what he is doing to make the experience a pleasant one. I would definitely recommend Dr. Jensen for any and all of your dental needs. He is truely one of the best dentist you will ever encounter.

    – Nick Zerbinos

    Jeff Conaway

    Dr. Jensen is great. I was nervous to get an issue addressed. He took care of it quickly and the procedure was surprisingly pain free. I continue to see Dr. Jensen for his professionalism and his approach to dentistry that provides what is essential to his patients at a great price.

    – Jeff Conaway

    Tarryn Meyer

    Dr. Jensen is such a kind dentist, he’s warm and welcoming and he truly cares about his patients. His staff goes above and beyond to make my family feel comfortable. He has also been really good with my 2 year old son, making him feel comfortable and getting him used to the dentist chair since he was 1. He loves going to see Dr. Jensen! The office is modern and you even have a nice view of the mountains while you’re getting your teeth cleaned! Highly recommend Chugach Dental!!

    – Tarryn Meyer

    Anchorage Dentist Office

    Address: 9138 Arlon St. Ste. B3, Anchorage, AK 99507

    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8AM-4PM

    Phone: 907-868-3000

    Email: info@chugachdental.com

    Find us near Abbott Road and Lake Otis Parkway in Anchorage.

    We’re here to help you.

    Need a gum health assessment? Been told you have gingivitis or periodontitis and need a second opinion? Come see us at Chugach Dental. Schedule your appointment today.

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