Maintaining vibrant smiles for healthy lifestyles.Periodontal disease (gum disease) is a chronic, non-curable bacterial infection that’s usually asymptomatic which means it doesn’t hurt. Typically gum disease is associated with bleeding gums, and healthy gums do not bleed.
Periodontal disease (gum disease) is an inflammatory disease that destroys the gums and supporting tissues of the teeth. If the inflammatory burden becomes greater than your immune system can manage, then you are at a much greater risk for other systemic diseases.
A large body of research indicates an association between periodontal disease and a variety of systemic conditions. Unmanaged gum disease is causative to an increased risk of:
- Heart Disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma