Periodontal Disease

Additional Resources

The following website links contain helpful information and pictures. Just click on the link below to go to the website page that is described.

BioHorizon’s Dental Implant Patient Education
http://www.biohorizons.com/patient_education.aspx

Links from the American Dental Association:

Links from The American Academy of Periodontology :

Periodontal Disease 
This link contains an article that covers the types and causes of periodontal disease. It includes illustrations and possible treatments.
http://www.perio.org/consumer/2a.html

Frequently Asked Questions
This link contains “Frequently Asked Questions” covering general periodontal questions, periodontal procedures, and how periodontal disease affects general health.
http://www.perio.org/consumer/faq.htm

Possible Medical Complications
This link covers how periodontal disease can adversely affect your general health.
http://www.perio.org/consumer/mbc.top2.htm 

Smoking & Periodontal Disease 
Smoking may be one of the most important risk factors in the development of periodontal disease. This link gives information regarding this.
http://www.perio.org/consumer/smoking.htm

Women & Periodontal Disease
This link contains information to help women avoid periodontal (gum) disease and protect their oral health.
http://www.perio.org/consumer/women.htm

Diabetes & Periodontal Disease
This link contains information on how diabetes increases periodontal disease and how periodontal disease can also increase diabetes.
http://www.perio.org/consumer/mbc.diabetes.htm

Family Member Transmission 
This link describes how periodontal disease can be passed from parents to children and between husbands and wives.
http://www.perio.org/consumer/webfamilies.htm

Periodontal Procedures 
This link describes periodontal procedures such as dental implants, scaling & root planing, crown lengthening, regeneration, tissue grafts, and dental laser surgery.
http://www.perio.org/consumer/procedures.htm

Dental Implants: Teeth that Look and Feel Like Your Own 
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots (posts) placed into your jawbone. Crowns, bridges or dentures are then anchored to these. This link describes the process and benefits of dental implants.
http://www.perio.org/consumer/2m.htm