by Carson-DeWitt R

Resource Guide for Periodontal Disease

RESOURCES

Address: 737 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 800 Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: 1-800-356-7736 1-312-787-5518

Internet Address: http://www.perio.org

Description of Services Provided: American Academy of Periodontology's website has information about periodontal disease, complications, related conditions, and treatments. You'll find information on experimental treatments, as well as new research in the field. If you need to locate a periodontist in your area, the site features an online locator.

RESOURCES

Address: 211 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: 1-312-440-2500

Internet Address: http://www.ada.org

Description of Services Provided: The ADA provides news and a variety of fact sheets on oral health topics, as well as dental health resources.

RESOURCES

Phone: 301-496-4261

Internet Address: http://www.nidcr.nih.gov

Description of Services Provided: NIDCR's website provides fact sheets on a range of oral health topics. You'll also find information about clinical trials and research. While this government agency doesn't offer dental care or financial assistance, there are links to reduced-cost dental schools and federally-funded health centers.

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1 Periodontitis condition

Periodontitis is an advanced form of gum disease. It can cause destruction of the supportive structures around your teeth and lead to permanent tooth loss. Untreated per...

Periodontal disease refers to bacterial plaque and infections around the gum and tooth root. It can happen around one or several teeth. In its more advanced stages, surge...

Periodontal disease often refers to bacterial plaque and infections around the gum and tooth root. It can happen around one or several teeth. In some cases, the gum tissu...

18 Gingivitis condition

Gingivitis is a mild, often reversible form of gum disease. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to a serious condition called periodontitis....

19 Tooth Abscess condition

A tooth abscess is a sac of infected material called pus in a tooth or the gums....