Hi all. I haven't asked anything for quite awhile. But now I have a new problem and want to find out if it is related to Chronic Fatigue. I believe I have just diagnosed myself with periodontitis - that is, gum disease. There are great big huge pockets between my gums and a few of my teeth, both in front of them and behind them. And there's been a horrible taste in my mouth for a long time, but I thought it was this illness. Questions and Problems: 1. Does anyone know if there's a relationship between gum disease and CFS type illnesses? I did a search here but didn't come up with anything too helpful. 2. I am seeing a dentist on Thursday and haven't talked to my CFS doc about this gum problem. Is there anyone who has had experience with both CFS AND gum disease, who knows if there are any treatments that are particularly good or particularly bad and to be avoided? I won't have a chance to ask my doc before seeing dentist. Also, the dentist won't know anything about CFS, I will have to educate, so if there is anything I should know and any of you know it, I'd appreciate hearing. Thanks so much.