Single Implant Procedure
Single-tooth implants can be used in people who are missing one or more teeth. An implant is surgically placed in an opening that your dentist makes in the jawbone. After the implant integrates (attaches) to your bone, it acts as a new "root" for the crown that will replace your missing tooth.
Symptoms of Gum Disease
Gum disease is an inflammation of the gum line that can progress to affect the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. The three stages of gum disease — from least to most severe — are gingivitis, periodontitis and advanced periodontitis.
Introduction to Periodontal Disease
Dr. Pamela McClain, past-president of the American Academy of Periodontology and practicing periodontist, explains what is periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, what are the symptoms of periodontal disease, who can get periodontal disease, treatment options and where you can find more information about periodontal disease.
"What is a Periodontist?"
Dr. Pamela McClain, Past President of the American Academy of Periodontology and practicing periodontist, explains the dental specialty of periodontics and what makes them different from your general dentist.
Comprehensive Periodontal Evaluation (CPE)
What is a comprehensive periodontal evaluation look like? The experts at the American Academy of Periodontology show you what to expect on your next trip to the periodontists office.
Gum Disease affects other parts of the body
Gum Disease has been linked to other systemic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabeties. This animation shows how such links are possible.
Healthy Tooth vs Tooth with Gum Disease
See the difference between a healthy tooth and one that has a periodontal disease.