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What types of health physical problems/symptoms can you experience from gum disease?

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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Variety of things: In the mouth, you may have swelling of the gums, bleeding and pain. Periodontal disease has been associated with heart disease, high blood pressure, risk of stroke and inflammatory diseases. These are not necessarily cause and effect.
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Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 43 years experience
From none to severe : Gum disease generally consists from gingivitis ( mild bleeding) to advanced periodontitis( severe bone loss) which can result in tooth abcess or loss. Periodontal disease has been linked to possible heart conditions, or increasing the effects of certain disease such as diabetes , kidney problems, premature birth in pregnancy , etc.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Which types of health physical problems/symptoms can you experience due to gum disease?

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Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 43 years experience
Complicates diabetes: There has been strong research connecting gum disease with diabetic control and complications. A recent study just reported over all medical costs are higher for people with gum disease. Heart disease and pregnancy health seem to have an association but no direct cause has been proven from gum disease. There has been a long list of conditions shown to be associated w no proven causative link.
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