Is periodontal disease serious?

Yes, periodontal disease is a very serious condition and can result in multiple health problems if left untreated. Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums that can damage the tissue and bones supporting the teeth, leading to tooth loss. It can also contribute to other medical conditions such as diabetes, heart attack, stroke, bacterial pneumonia, and even an increased risk of pre-term birth in pregnant women. If left untreated, periodontal disease can cause severe pain and discomfort, as well as the potential for tooth loss. That’s why it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene habits and visit your dentist regularly so that any signs or symptoms of periodontal disease can be treated promptly. Taking care of your gums and teeth is essential for maintaining overall health and well-being! Periodontal disease often starts with bleeding gums. If you think you may have periodontal disease, it’s important to see a dentist as soon as possible. The sooner the condition is diagnosed, the easier it will be to treat and prevent further damage. Your dentist can help diagnose the condition and provide you with a treatment plan to help reverse the effects of periodontal disease and restore your mouth’s health.

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