Gum Disease And Your Health
If you are not taking care of your oral health, there is a good chance you will develop gum disease at some point in your life. Recognizing symptoms and taking steps to eradicate the infection early will help you maintain healthy teeth and gums throughout your lifetime.
Many people are unaware that gum disease may be a side effect or outcome of a systemic disease since inflammation in the body can affect the gums. Conversely, having gum disease means an infection can spread to other parts of the body. Patients diagnosed with gum disease are at a higher risk of heart disease, pancreatic cancer, diabetes and other health problems. Early detection and treatment will help you stay healthy!