Periodontal Disease & Dental Implants

Additional Resources

Websites on Periodontal Health

The American Academy of Periodontology has a very informative website on the following topics:

Periodontal Disease
Contains types and causes of periodontal disease. It includes illustrations and possible treatments.

Frequently Asked Questions
Offers general periodontal questions, periodontal procedures, and how periodontal disease affects general health.

Possible Medical Complications
Describes how periodontal disease can adversely affect your general health.

Smoking & Periodontal Disease  
Explains how smoking may be one of the most important risk factors in the development of periodontal disease.

Women & Periodontal Disease
Contains information to help women avoid periodontal (gum) disease and protect their oral health.

Diabetes & Periodontal Disease
Contains information on the correlation between diabetes and periodontal disease.

Family Member Transmission  
Explains how periodontal disease can be passed from parents to children and between husbands and wives.

Periodontal Procedures  
Describes periodontal procedures such as dental implants, scaling & root planing, crown lengthening, regeneration, tissue grafts, and dental laser surgery.

Additionally, the American Dental Association website has more information on:

Websites on Dental Implants

American Academy of Periodontology: Dental Implants
Institute for Dental Implant Awareness (IDIA) is a non-profit corporation founded in 1997 to provide independent, authoritative and objective information on the benefits of dental implants as an alternative treatment option for tooth replacement.
This is a dental implant website for patient education on Implant Dentistry: