How Gum Disease Affects Your Overall Health

In its early stages, gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, may exhibit few visible symptoms. But if left untreated, the disease can lead to tooth decay and/or tooth loss, and may even increase the risk of serious health conditions.

Common Myths of Gum Disease

Gum disease myths are much more common than you may believe, and these myths often affect patients’ access to care. The fact is, gum disease is a relatively common disorder that may be associated with other health issues, and having gum disease is not always associated with cavities or tooth loss.