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Dec
24

5 Ways Gum Disease Can Ruin Your Life

Posted in Gum Disease

Gum disease causes permanent damage to the structures in your mouth and can seriously impact your health and social life in five major ways.

  1. Long, yellow, sensitive teeth.

Gum disease causes swelling that makes the delicate tissue pull away from your tooth roots. You’ll be left with long yellow teeth that make you look older than you really are. These teeth will also be highly temperature-sensitive and prone decay.

  1. Painful gums.

Gum disease can make your gums feel uncomfortably itchy and tender. Some parts of your mouth may hurt too much to even floss or brush.

  1. The worst bad breath you can imagine.

Periodontitis involves rotting tissue and it sure smells like it too! The stench caused by gum disease is worse than coffee or garlic breath and will make people go out of their way to avoid talking with you.

  1. Loose and missing teeth.

Eating, speaking, and even just smiling can become a challenge once teeth start to go missing. But the unfortunate outcome of gum disease is tooth loss. The gums and bone around teeth just disintegrate until permanent teeth fall out.

  1. Increased risk for heart disease, pneumonia, stroke, and other health conditions.

Gum disease is connected to an increased risk for many serious health problems. In addition to heart disease and stroke, having periodontitis can also:

  • Jeopardize pregnancy
  • Lead to erectile dysfunction
  • Increase your risk of developing Alzheimer’s

The good news in all this is that gum disease is almost entirely preventable and easy to treat with medical help. Visit your dentist as soon as possible to lower your risk for periodontitis and the problems it causes.

Posted on behalf of:
Dental Care Center At Kennestone
129 Marble Mill Rd NW
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 424-4565

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