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Did you know cancer therapy can cause oral complications that compromise periodontal health? Complications can include inflamed gums, mouth ulcers, dry mouth, erosion of tooth enamel, and delayed healing.
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Regenerating lost bone and tissue can reverse some of the damage caused by periodontal disease. Learn more here -> http://www.perio.org/consumer/regeneration.htm
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How many risk factors for gum disease do you have? Post your number in the comments below. #LoveYourGums
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Other systemic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, may contribute to gum disease. Tell your dentist or periodontist if you suffer from a systemic disease as it may put you at risk for developing gum disease. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjhzgcdFzig
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Chronic periodontitis results in inflammation within the supporting tissues of the teeth, progressive attachment, and bone loss. http://www.perio.org/consumer/types-gum-disease.html
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Studies have shown a relationship between gum disease and stroke. In one study, people diagnosed with stroke were found more likely to have an oral infection when compared to those in the control group. Learn more -> http://www.perio.org/consumer/heart_disease
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Gum Disease affects over 65 million people in America – that’s one out of every two adults. Find a periodontist near you -> http://www.perio.org/?q=locator-advanced
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Did you know you can help keep your gums healthy by brushing and flossing your teeth? Brushing allows food particles to be removed from your teeth. Flossing removes these same particles that often times get stuck in between your teeth and gums.
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A periodontist is a dental specialist with 3 years of advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of gum disease and in placing dental implants. To find a periodontist near you, visit http://www.perio.org/?q=locator-advanced
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Did you know that there are over 500 species of bacteria found in dental plaque? When you don’t brush and floss your teeth, these bacteria can inflame your gums and lead to gum disease.
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Detection of gum disease is often more difficult in tobacco users because the nicotine and other chemicals found in tobacco products that can hide the symptoms commonly associated with gum disease.
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The AAP provides updates on interesting and important periodontal news and resources.
Introduction

The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) is an 8,000-member association of dental professionals specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease and supporting structures of the teeth and in the placement and maintenance of dental implants. The current membership includes periodontists and general dentists from all 50 states as well as around the world.

Who are Periodontists?

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are also experts in the treatment of oral inflammation. Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school. They are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, and are also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures.

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease or gum disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are serious infections that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. The word periodontal literally means "around the tooth." Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. Periodontal disease can affect one tooth or many teeth. It begins when the bacteria in plaque (the sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth) causes the gums to become inflamed.