Links from The American Academy of Periodontology :
This link contains an article that covers the types and causes of periodontal disease. It includes illustrations and possible treatments.
Frequently Asked Questions
This link contains “Frequently Asked Questions” covering general periodontal questions, periodontal procedures, and how periodontal disease affects general health.
Possible Medical Complications
This link covers how periodontal disease can adversely affect your general health.
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.
Women & Periodontal Disease
This link contains information to help women avoid periodontal (gum) disease and protect their oral health.
Diabetes & Periodontal Disease
This link contains information on how diabetes increases periodontal disease and how periodontal disease can also increase diabetes.
Transmitting Periodontal Disease to Family Members
This link describes how periodontal disease can be passed from parents to children and between husbands and wives.
Inflammation & Medical Consequences
This link describes periodontal procedures such as dental implants, scaling & root planing, crown lengthening, regeneration, tissue grafts, and dental laser surgery.
Links from the American Dental Association
This link contains recent research concerning inflammation and its connection to other medical consequences. It also contains an explanation of what inflammation is and how it affects your body.