There are both dental and medical consequences to periodontal disease. Please read below for more information.
Dental Consequences of Periodontal Disease
75% of all adult tooth loss is due to periodontal disease. Periodontal disease wears away the bone and gum needed to support your teeth. As this support disappears, your teeth first become loose and then can be lost. When your dentist recommends periodontal treatment, it is important to get started right away. Continued...
Medical Consequences of Periodontal Disease
"People think of gum disease in terms of their teeth, but they don't think about the fact that gum disease is a serious infection that can release bacteria into the bloodstream"
Dr. Robert Genco, editor “Journal of Periodontology”
Periodontal disease leads to inflammation of the gums. This inflammatory bacteria then enters your bloodstream and travels throughout your body. Researchers have linked this process to a number of serious medical conditions. It is important to treat periodontal disease as quickly as possible to avoid the release of bacteria into your bloodstream. Continued...