Can Gum Disease Affect the Rest of My Body?
Research has shown that periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is linked with several other diseases. It was thought that bacteria were the factor that linked gum disease to other conditions in the body, but more recent research shows that inflammation may also be responsible for the association. Therefore, treating inflammation may not only help manage gum disease, but may also help with the management of other chronic inflammatory conditions. The information on this website presents some of the possible links between gum disease and other diseases in the body.