Periodontal (Gum) Disease Topic Guide

Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease) Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease): Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues that support the teeth. Teeth are supported by the gums, or gingiva. A tooth's root is anchored to its socket by fibers called periodontal ligaments.

Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease) Topic Guide - Visuals

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Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

chlorhexidine gluconate (oral rinse) Chlorhexidine Gluconate (oral Rinse)

Chlorhexidine gluconate is a germicidal mouthwash that reduces bacteria in the mouth...learn more »

fluoride Fluoride

Fluoride is a substance that strengthens tooth enamel, which helps prevent dental cavities...learn more »