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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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As a result, patients using Perio Protect experience significant improvements in their fight against gum disease.
3 MICROORGANISMS associated with gum disease have been found in calcified deposits in arteries, meaning any oral bacteria clogging up the arteries could lead to heart disease.
The study, which was published in the American Society of Nephrology, analyzed a group of African Americans, because gum disease is known to be far more prevalent amongst this demographic.
This reduced blood supply and compromised immune response is similar to diabetes, another major risk factor for gum disease.
As for co-relation between Gum Disease and Diabetes, they opined that Diabetes can reduce the body's resistance to infection.
Gum disease, which can also make teeth loosen and fall out, takes hold as the body's immune cells fail to suppress micro-organisms in the mouth.
These numbers clearly demonstrate the importance of the study's findings for people with diabetes, as well as the impact the treatment of gum disease can have on the rising medical costs associated with diabetes," said.
Half of the US population age 30 and older is affected by gum disease -- a chronic inflammatory infection that impacts the surrounding and supporting structures of the teeth.
HMC consultant in prosthodontics Dr Esmail Sultan said apart from dental implant, another most common dental problem among patients visiting his clinic at the Rumailah Hospital Complex was gum disease.
This will help to avoid tooth decay, keep their mouths healthy and reduce the likelihood of the child developing gum disease and its associated risks.
It found that participants who drank green tea had less peritonitis or gum disease.
Gum disease is present in 3 out of every 4 adults over the age of 35 in the UK.