Gum Disease, another name for Periodontal Disease, is a complex disease, yet it is very common amongst all populations. If untreated,
Periodontal Disease can result in loss of bone around teeth, and ultimately loss of teeth. Periodontal disease is an infectious disease caused by excessive tartar and multiplying bacteria. Gum pockets become inflamed, eventually leading to tooth loss if left untreated.
According to substantial international studies, periodontal disease is linked to an increased risk of developing more serious health complications. These include Type 2 diabetes, cancer, stroke, digestive disorders, and heart disease. For pregnant mothers with gum disease, the risks of premature delivery and low birth weight are also heightened.
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