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

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.

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

This link provides information on how smoking may be one of the most important risk factors in the development of periodontal disease.

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.

Periodontal Procedures

This link describes periodontal procedures such as dental implants, scaling & root planning, crown lengthening, regeneration, tissue grafts, and dental laser surgery.

Links from the American Dental Association

  • Periodontal Disease
  • Bad Breath (Halitosis)
  • Glossary of Dental Terms

Thank you

J. Paul Fuentes, DDS
Diplomate American Board of Periodontology