Periodontal disease and whole-body heath
Did you know that active infection inside of your mouth can also make it difficult to recover from other types of health conditions? This is due to the bacteria entering through the infected gums where bleeding is occurring, allowing it to travel throughout your body. Not only can it lodge in areas like your heart or blood vessels, it also places a strain on your immune system.
Many people who have active gum disease find themselves with an increased risk of:
- Unmanaged diabetes
- Erectile dysfunction
- Cardiovascular diseases (including stroke and heart attack)
- Premature labor and low birth weight infants