From the American Academy of Periodontology:
An in depth article that reviews the causes and types of periodontal disease. It also includes good illustrations and possible treatments.
Frequently Asked Questions
A good Frequently Asked Questions link covering general periodontal questions, periodontal procedures and how periodontal disease affects general health.
Possible Medical Complications
As was covered on our Consequences Page, periodontal disease can adversely affect your general health. This page goes into more detail on this subject.
Smoking & Periodontal Disease
The American Academy of Periodontology warns that smoking may be one of the most significant risk factors in the development of periodontal disease.
Women & Periodontal Disease
The American Academy of Periodontology provides information to help women avoid periodontal disease and protect their oral health.
Diabetes & Periodontal Disease
Research reviewed by the American Academy of Periodontology suggests that people with diabetes are more likely to have periodontal disease than people without diabetes.
Transmission to Family Members
Periodontal disease may be passed from parents to children and between spouses.
Periodontal and Dental Implant Procedures
Description of procedures done by periodontists. These include: dental implants, root planing and scaling, crown lengthening, regeneration, tissue grafts and dental laser surgery.
Dental Implants: Teeth that Look and Feel Like Your Own
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. This page goes over the process and benefits in detail.
Links from The American Dental Association