Published: 05/26/2020

diagram depicting infected gums

When it comes to gum disease because it is a bacterial infection if it’s not treated promptly and allowed to spread to the rest of your mouth it can then cause some associated risk factors to turn into the development of systemic diseases.  To better understand these risk factors as well as these systemic diseases it would be beneficial if you reviewed some of the information that is being discussed below:

Systemic Diseases Associated With Gum Disease

  1. Stroke
  2. Heart Disease
  3. Diabetes
  4. Erectile dysfunction
  5. Alzheimer’s disease
  6. Respiratory infections
  7. Pre-term low birth weight

Understanding the Links Between Gum Disease and Health Risks

Gum disease starts out as gingivitis which is bacteria that can cause your gums to become inflamed. The infection is mild when it is in the initial gingivitis stage. However, if it is allowed to spread or advance it can lead to systemic diseases. These diseases stem from the bacteria traveling through the bloodstream and entering the rest of the body from the mouth. This reason if for no other reason is a major part of why getting professional treatment done as soon as possible is beneficial if you feel as though you may be experiencing warning signs of gum disease.

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If you would like to make an appointment with our doctor than please feel free to contact our office. Doing so will allow you to have a professional exam done and if there is a need for treatment then our dentist will be able to provide you with the necessary treatment. Doing so will be good for your oral health, and because it helps with the prevention of systemic diseases it’ll be good for your overall health as well.

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