Devida Publications takes pride in publishing the expanded and updated 4th edition of Ignore Your Teeth and Go Away, the Complete Guide to Gum Disease. This edition continues a unique publishing tradition. For thirty years, this book has been delivering, in an easy-to-read style, authoritative and always up-to-date information on detection, prevention and treatment of gum disease, including a comprehensive chapter on dental implants.
The author of this and all previous editions is gum specialist and journalist Dr. Sheldon Dov Sydney; a noted Board Certified Periodontist and Associate Professor at the University of Maryland. 80% of all adults and 40% of all children in the world are afflicted with some form of gum disease. Yet, the devastating effects of gum disease, such as bad breath and tooth loss are, for most people, preventable!
Dr. Sydney’s book is the most sold, most professionally reviewed, and most recommended patient’s guide to gum disease of all time. In fact, gum specialists have bought thousands of Dr. Sydney’s guides for their own patients.
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About the Author
(periodontist) and educator for over thirty-five years. He is Board
Certified and Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontics at the
University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Dr. Sydney is former
Chief Resident at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia and President of The Maryland Association of Periodontists. He is also one of the first periodontists in the world to lead a hospital-based department devoted to the relationship between periodontal disease and general body health.
In addition to authoring four editions of Ignore Your Teeth And
They'll Go Away, The Complete Guide to Gum Disease, Dr. Sydney's original scientific articles have been published in the profession's leading periodicals as well as being the recipient of three prestigious international journalism awards. He has lectured to dental students and colleagues in more than 20 countries worldwide.
Dr. Sydney's contributions to dentistry have earned him fellowships in the profession's most respected honor societies including both the American and the International Colleges of
Table of ContentsPART I BASIC UNDERSTANDINGS
1 A Journey Back inTime
How History has Recorded Man's Eternal Battle with Gum Disorders
2 The Tooth the Whole Tooth and nothing but the tooth...
A Close-Up Look at the Anatomy of a Healthy Mouth
PART II EVALUATION
3 Periodontal Diseases
From Normal Teeth To Toothless Gums
4 More Gum Problems
Less Well-known Ailments of the Mouth
5 A Visit To ThePeriodontist
What to Expect
Forecasting the Future of your teeth
PART III TREATMENT
7 Plaque Control
Everyday Care For Your Teeth and Gums
8 Initial Therapy
Primary Treatment for Most Periodontal Diseases
9 Periodontal Surgery
Options an Alternatives
10 Dental Implants
Modern Solutions for Toothless Spaces
11 Periodontal Maintenance
Keeping Your Smile Healthy
12 I'm Glad You Asked
Answers to patient's most common questions about gum disease and dental implants
PART IV APPENDIX
How to find a Gum Specialist
About the author