The condition you may refer to as "gum disease" also is called "periodontal disease." Periodontal disease is an inflammation of the gums that, if severe, can lead to the loss of the tissues that hold your teeth in place.
Volume 8•Number 1•December 2003 38 Associations Between Periodontal Disease and Risk for Atherosclerosis, Cardiovascular Disease, and Stroke.
1 Crest ® Oral-B ® at dentalcare.com Continuing Education Course, Revised August 17, 2011 . Gingival Health - Periodontal Assessment This continuing education course is intended for dental hygienists and dental assistants.
Periodontal Diseases FACT SHEET - Periodontal Diseases National Institutes of Health Updated October 2010 1 Periodontal diseases are disorders of the gums, or gingiva, and other tissues around the teeth.
4-2 CONTINUUM LEVEL 3 Introduction The role of occlusal trauma in the initiation and progression of periodontal disease has been an ongoing debate for decades.
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Periodontal (Gum) Disease Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments The Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Gum Disease
Volume 72•Number 11 Academy Report 1624 R esearch has provided evidence that chronic inflammatory periodontal diseases are treatable.1-8Studies have also been directed at providing information to permit better understanding of mechanisms of disease progression and pathogenesis in ...
SMOKING AND PATHOGENESIS OF PERIODONTAL DISEASE It has been demonstrated that smoking is a risk factor for periodontitis in adults. The number of pack-years of exposure to tobacco smoke is associated with increased risk for adult periodontitis and increased disease severity in smokers compared to non ...
March 2002, Vol. 68, No. 3 165 Journal of the Canadian Dental Association C LINICAL P RACTICE T heconcept that periodontal disease might influence systemic health is not new.