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gum disease

Dentistry Gingival disease, often in the form of gingivitis and bone loss 2º to toxins produced by bacteria in plaque accumulating along the gum line Clinical Early–painless bleeding; pain appears with advanced GD as bone loss around the teeth leads to gum pocket formation; bacterial infection of gum pockets causes swelling, pain, and further bone destruction; advanced GD can cause loss of otherwise healthy teeth
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Yet new research from the University of Helsinki and the University Hospital in Helsinki has found that the health implications of gum disease could be far more serious.
DIABETES It has been known for some time that people with diabetes are more susceptible to gum disease.
In addition, gum disease was associated with a higher risk of lung cancer, gallbladder cancer, melanoma and breast cancer, the findings showed.
Of course, gum disease can be prevented and lessened with proper oral hygiene.
Caption: Photo by Domoyega, courtesy iStockphoto Dental screenings can be a tool in diagnosing and treating diabetes, as gum disease is an indicator for the condition.
Gum disease and cavities are infectious conditions that introduce inflammatory proteins into the blood, and it is possible that the gum inflammation that accompanies gum disease is one of the sources.
While the main cause of gum disease is bacterial deposits, other factors can also affect the health of your gums.
2 FLOSSING is the best way to help prevent gum disease.
Left unchecked, the inflammatory process in gum disease can become more severe and escalate to potentially more serious health conditions, depending on the patient's risk factors," says Dr.
Giri Palani, routinely treats patients for gum disease and related tooth loss.
The good news is that gum disease can usually be treated by brushing your teeth for two minutes at least twice a day and flossing regularly.
5, 2014, found that the growth of lesions and tumors associated with KS is stimulated by fatty acids created when gum disease is present.