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3 Serious Health Conditions that Periodontal Disease Might Worsen

Posted on 4/26/2021 by Center for Advanced Periodontics and Implant Dentistry
3 Serious Health Conditions that Periodontal Disease Might WorsenOftentimes, a disease in one part of your body doesn't stay there for long. In fact, even a localized infection may end up impacting your general health. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a bacterial infection that impacts your gums, teeth, and supporting bones, wreaking havoc on your dental health.

The worst thing about periodontal disease is that it doesn't usually stay limited till your mouth, it eventually spreads to your body and is therefore, known to cause serious systemic diseases.

Here are some serious health conditions that periodontal disease might worsen.


Periodontal disease can have a terrible impact on those with diabetes, making it more difficult to manage the disease. Chronic inflammation is a common denominator in both conditions, which can then aggravate the other. In such cases, it's important for diabetics to deal with high glucose levels that can feed oral bacteria and worse the existing gum disease.

Heart Disease

Periodontal disease worsen existing heart conditions and increases the potential risk of a stroke. Chronic inflammation that occurs as a result of gum disease can cause further damage to already-weak blood vessels, increase the risks of blood clots.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

The enhanced inflammatory response that accompanies arthritis and other diseases contributes to a higher risk of gum disease. Just like other medical conditions, chronic inflammation due to gum infection can enhances arthritis symptoms.

By multiple researches and accumulated evidence over the years, gum disease has evidently become more than just another oral problem – it can impact your overall health. This is why it's important for you to brush and floss your teeth regularly, and continue your dental visits.

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