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Talking to Your Dentist About Periodontal Disease

You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your dentist about your personal risk factors and/or experience with periodontal disease. By talking openly and regularly with your dentist, you can take an active role in your care.
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your dentist:

References

Gum disease: what you need to know. American Academy of Periodontology website. Available at: http://www.perio.org/consumer/gum-disease.htm. Updated May 2008. Accessed April 23, 2009.

Periodontal (gum) disease. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research website. Available at: http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/DataStatistics/FindDataByTopic/GumDisease. Updated December 2008. Accessed April 23, 2009.

Periodontal (gum) diseases. American Dental Association website. Available at: http://www.ada.org. Updated March 2005. Accessed April 23, 2009.

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