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Health Complications Associated with Untreated Gum Disease

Last updated 4 years ago

Did you know that three out of four Americans have gum disease? Most sufferers don’t even realize that they have periodontal disease until they begin to suffer painful symptoms like bleeding or recessed gums. If it is not immediately treated by a dentist, periodontal disease can cause even more serious health complications than just painful, puffy, and red gums. When gingivitis progresses to advanced periodontal disease, patients can lose teeth and bone mass in the jaw. Periodontal disease has also been linked to multiple other medical problems, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, kidney disease, and some forms of cancer.

If your gums are irritated or bleeding, call the trusted dentists at The Smile Design Center of Baltimore. Our general dentists offer the latest in sedation dentistry to ensure our patients’ comfort during any procedure. If you have already lost teeth due to gum disease, we also offer dental implants. Find out more about our services by calling us at (443) 275-9821.


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