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Gum Disease is Linked to Serious Health Risks

Gum disease has been linked to an increased risk for many serious health complications, including:

  • Heart Disease
  • Premature Birth or Low Birth-Weight Babies
  • Stroke
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Memory Loss or Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Kidney Disease

Dangers of Gum Disease in Paducah, KY

Dangers of Gum Disease Paducah, KY

There are millions of germs that live in your mouth. If you suffer from gum disease, you have open wounds in your gums that allow the bacteria to enter directly into your blood stream and circulate throughout your body. Some of the bacteria normally found in the mouth enter your bloodstream through infected gums and can relocate to other parts of your body with the potential of creating disease in organs and systems.

Much research is being done to investigate if a definitive link exists between periodontal disease and other systemic illnesses. Many of the results are inconclusive; however, research has shown some links between periodontal disease and heart disease, ischemic stroke, respiratory disease, head and neck cancer, kidney disease, diabetes, and increased risk of pre-term delivery.

Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for the majority of adults in the United States. Losing your teeth, however, is not the only danger of this disease.

When you have gum disease, there is an active, living infection in your mouth. This infection releases toxins to the entire body through the blood vessels in your mouth causing a variety of health-related issues.

Contact Us

White & White Dental Care
Dr. Kelvin White
6045 Kentucky Dam Road
Paducah, KY 42003
New Patients: (270) 366-0463
Current Patients: (270) 898-6215
Email: info@whitesmiles.net

About Our Office

Welcome to White and White Family Dentistry, your source for quality dental care in Paducah, KY. At our family dental practice, our dentists and dental team are dedicated to helping you achieve optimal oral health through comprehensive and preventive dentistry.