ADA Flip Guide to Periodontal Disease
Flip open this guide and let the perio pictures do the talking! Photos,
illustrations and text delineate each stage of periodontal disease.
Treatment graphics show scaling and root planing and perio surgery.
Updated to now include gum recession and gum disease with braces.
Also educates patients about hygiene with step-by-step brushing and
flossing photos. Use chairside or pop out the built-in easel and display
in a treatment room or reception area.
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also called Gum Disease
Stages of Periodontal Disease
Normal, Healthy Gums
Teeth are held firmly in place by the gums,
bone and periodontal ligament. Gums hug
the teeth and there is little or no buildup
of plaque on them.
Plaque bacteria irritate the gums, making
them tender, inflamed and likely to bleed.
You can also have gingivitis and not have
any signs of it.
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Pockets form between teeth and gums,
collecting bacteria that attack tissue and
bone. Without treatment, teeth may be
lost to the disease.
• gums that bleed when you brush or floss
• gums that are red, swollen, puffy, or tender
• gums that no longer hug your teeth tightly
• bad breath that doesn’t go away
• pus between your teeth and gums
• feeling that your teeth are loose
• a change in the way your teeth fit together
when you bite
• a change in the way your partial dentures fit
You may notice one or some of these warning
signs, or you may not notice any warning
signs at all.
X-ray showing periodontal
Periodontal probe of
Periodontal probe showing
space forming between the
tooth root and the gums.
Dentists call this a pocket.
Treating gum disease is most
successful in the early stages
and can help prevent tooth loss.
Periodontal Disease Chart
Show the damaging effects of periodontal
disease at a glance by displaying our
colorful, laminated wall chart. Bone loss
radiographs combined with updated probing
illustrations and our “stages of periodontal
disease” photos tell the story. Revised
warning signs are also listed. Hanging
16” x 20” poster
Easily implement a PSR program in your
office with this booklet, which accurately
describes the process and coding system.
It includes complete instructions with full
color photographs and questions-and-
answers for dental professionals.
Periodontal Screening &
Recording Sticker Sheet
Replacement stickers to be used
with the Periodontal Screening and
Patient Education Kit
This collection of our top-selling patient education resources is a
must for any general practice! Colorful, glossy brochures cover
a wide range of topics so you’re always prepared; the invaluable
Chairside Instructor picture book features over 250 full-color photos
and illustrations. The Patient Education Kit offers a whopping $156
savings over purchasing the products separately. The kit includes:
The Chairside Instructor
Brochure Display Rack
50 each of the following top 10 brochures:
Root Canal Therapy
Why Do I Need a Crown?
Why Doesn’t My Insurance Pay for This?
Your Child’s Teeth
Three Tooth Replacement Options
Your Smile: An Owner’s Manual
Patient Education Folder
What better way to send your patients home than with pertinent
information that’s organized in one place? This new glossy folder
has a traditional horizontal pocket on the inside left-hand side with
a space for your appointment card. On the inside right is a vertical
pocket — perfect for post-visit instructions and topic handouts from
PatientSmart (see page 44). The pocket also has a slit that fits a
standard ADA brochure and includes daily oral health reminders.
Folder, 9” x 12”, 50 per pack
Clear Plastic Display Rack
Sturdy clear plastic rack with green ADA logo can stand alone or be
mounted on a wall. Holds up to 12 different brochures.
17”W x 10½”H x 33/₄”D
Patient Education Kit
Use this updated flip guide
chairside or display it in the
reception area. Full-color
graphics show each stage of
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