Periodontal Periodontal Disease Your Complete Guide REVISED BEST SELLER Periodontal Disease: Your Complete Guide This booklet is a comprehensive guide to periodontal disease that improves patients’ understanding of all facets of periodontal disease. Beginning with the causes of periodontal disease, this easy-to- understand resource walks patients through the stages, risk factors, warning signs and several treatment options. It even delves into topics like the connection between periodontal disease and other health issues, keeping gums healthy after treatment and how to check if your treatment will be covered by insurance. Arm your patients with this informational tool and reinforce the importance of periodontal maintenance. W120 16 pages, 50 per pack PERSONALIZE IT! DAB092 Pricing for Perio Booklet PACKS MEMBER RETAIL 1 $35.00 $52.50 2-9 $29.75 $44.65 10+ $26.25 $39.35 Our comprehensive perio booklet guides patients through prevention, diagnosis, treatment and maintenance. Personalized Booklets Now Available! Now you can order booklets with your personalized practice info imprinted on the front cover, back cover or both! Log on to and search the product number to get started. Have great clinical photos to share? Email us at for photo submission guidelines. ! can leave the tooth root rotected. The root surface does d, protective covering like the th so it may become sensitive . The exposed tooth root is sk for decay. In severe cases, tooth loss. uses of Gum Recession ur teeth too hard or using h with hard bristles e buildup um tissues, such as a sports injury tilted teeth ures that don’t fit right some people are born with re thin or weak using any kind of tobacco icking at teeth with sharp objects that rubs against the gums recession also increases with age. Treatments It is important to treat gum recession so that it doesn’t get worse and cause other problems. The treatment for gum recession depends on the cause. If gum recession is caused by brushing too hard, your dentist or hygienist can show you a better way to clean your teeth. This will not repair the existing damage, but it will prevent new damage to your gums. If gum recession is caused by gum disease, the first step is usually a deep cleaning treatment called scaling (SKAY-ling) and root planing (PLAY-ning). Your dentist removes plaque and tartar from your tooth and root surfaces. This helps gum tissues heal and reattach to the tooth. For many patients, this, plus excellent oral care at home and regular dental visits can help control gum disease and recession. If gum recession is caused by partial dentures that do not fit right, your dentist can adjust or remake them for you. If your gum recession is advanced, a gum graft may be needed. A thin piece of gum tissue is taken from another place in your mouth and attached where the gum tissue has receded. Once the graft heals, it covers the exposed tooth root and protects it from sensitivity and decay. Before gum graft Exposed tooth roots are more at risk for cavities and sensitivity. exposed tooth roots After gum graft Repaired gums now protect tooth roots. Gum grafts are a type of surgery that may be done around one or more teeth. Right after graft surgery, the area may be tender or sore and may swell. Most people are able to go back to their normal routines the next day. However, you may need to avoid chewing for a week or two where the surgery was done. Your dentist will talk with you about your specific healing time. Keep your teeth and gums healthy by brushing gently twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. Also, be sure to clean between your teeth daily with floss or another between-the-teeth cleaner. Look for products with the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. These products have been tested and proven to be both safe and effective for keeping your mouth healthy. upper and lower teeth. rights reserved. th root REVISED Gum Recession: Causes and Treatments Shine a light on causes of gum recession with this updated ADA brochure. Featuring clinical photos, this brochure discusses the potential causes of gum recession and reinforces that it can lead to sensitivity and decay. This easy-to-read resource features before-and-after photos of a gum graft and emphasizes that treatments vary based on the cause. W512 6 panels, 50 per pack REVISED Periodontal Disease: Keep Your Gums Healthy Treating periodontal disease early can help prevent tooth loss. Provide your patients with the knowledge needed to keep periodontal disease at bay with this informative brochure. Featuring new images of the stages of periodontal disease, your patients will learn the warning signs, causes and how dentists check for gum disease. This brochure also includes potential treatment options and helpful tips for how to keep gums healthy. W107 8 panels, 50 per pack PERSONALIZE IT! DAB067 STANDARD BROCHURES PACKS MEMBER RETAIL 1 $28.00 $42.00 2-9 $23.80 $35.70 10+ $21.00 $31.50 PERSONALIZED BROCHURES QTY MEMBER RETAIL 150 $82.50 $124.00 400 $196.00 $300.00 800 $360.00 $540.00 Pricing for Brochures Healthy Gums No Disease Your teeth are held in place by gums, bone and connective tissues. Your gums hug your teeth tightly and there is little or no buildup of plaque and tartar on them. Periodontitis In time, as plaque and tartar build up where your teeth and gums meet, the gum tissues and bone around your teeth begin to break down. Periodontitis affects about 42% of adults over age 30 in the United States. Gingivitis The bacteria in plaque make your gums red, tender and swollen. Your gums might bleed at this stage. You also can have gingivitis and not notice any of these signs. Gum disease at this stage is usually reversible and can be treated by a dentist or dental hygienist during a regular cleaning and with daily brushing and flossing. Advanced Periodontitis Your teeth may become loose and fall out or need to be removed by your dentist. This stage is very serious and may require surgical treatment. 4 5 Stages of Periodontal Disease Periodontal disease can get worse if it’s left untreated. It can lead to serious infection, bone loss and you may even lose teeth. Inflamed gums Tartar Gums Ligament Bone Pus Image ©Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Image ©Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Periodontal Periodontal Disease Your Complete Guide PATIENT EDUCATION 44 ORDER BY PHONE: 800.947.4746 PERIODONTAL DISEASE ORDER ONLINE: ADACATALOG.ORG 45
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