Gum infection, also called periodontal disease, happens when the bacteria gets out of control underneath your gums and erodes your jaw bone. It’s usually relatively painless and unfortunately, it’s irreversible. Think Periodontal Disease Can’t Kill You? Think Again…
This is actually more common than you might think…
Tooth decay and periodontal disease are the 2 leading types of dental diseases.
These are all signs that you have bacteria raging under your gums and are at risk:
- Loose teeth
- Bleeding gums
- Bad taste in your mouth
- Bad breath.
You see, as the bacteria multiplies under your gums, it may then enter your bloodstream. The same bacteria that started in your mouth start to create problems for the rest of your body. It’s all connected.
When allowed to continue, the bacteria can turn into a major problem such as sepsis. And sepsis can be deadly.
The fact is, many diseases are linked to your oral health, including heart disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes.
The good news is…it’s treatable! You don’t have to worry about this any longer.
Simply by making an appointment with your dental hygienist, your situation can be assessed, and steps taken to remove the problem. Hygienists have special skills and tools to win the fight. This is exactly why having a professional dental cleaning AT LEAST twice a year is recommended. If you do have periodontal disease, you may need to go a bit more often to keep things under control.
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