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Can Gum Disease Kill You
Good OH, follow up.: Gum disease causes by bacterial, occlusion, and host reaction. Good oral hygiene, proper occlusion, and healthy body will definitely helps in preventing gum disease. Treatment of gum disease included cleaning, occlusal adjustment, follow up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Heart disease: Evidence suggests that the same bacteria that causes gum disease can travel through the body and cause coronary artery disease. Very complex issue as there is evidence now that sugar may play a role as well as some new evidence that coronary disease may be caused by stem cells gone rouge. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Increased risk: We know that severe periodontal disease increases risk for certain conditions - like a heart attack or a stroke, however, these are multifactorial conditions. It will not cause a heart attack just increases risk along with other risk factors. The bacteria that cause periodontal disease can get into the blood stream and thus affect other parts of the body. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Worth consideration: Researches show people with gum disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from heart disease. Bacteria from gum disease enters the bloodstream through injured gum and connect to the plaques in the coronary arteries, possibly causing the formation of blood clots. When gum is inflamed, production of arterial plaque increased. Total count of bactera, including 2 gum dz strains, stress the heart! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rarely: If untreated and out of control, people can lose weight, not absorb enough nutrients and become quite sick. Sometimes people need surgery when other treatments aren't effective. As with any illness that requires medication and/or surgical interventions, there is always risk, but many people living with crohn's can improve with appropriate intevention and live a fairly normal life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I prevent gum disease if i smoke? I’ve heard that smokers get gum disease more than other people. I can’t seem to quit smoking, so i’d like to know how to prevent gum disease. Should i brush more often. Is there a mouthwash that will help?
Great oral hygiene: Smokers can have 4x as much gum disease as those who do not smoke. Smoking is a large contributing factor to gum disease, but so is bacterial plaque. Meticulous oral hygiene will help decrease the amount of plaque and bacteria in your mouth and may help to slow or prevent gum disease. Mouth washes can be a nice adjunct to brushing and flossing, but it does not take the place of either. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Oral cancer: Smokeless tobacco can result in root exposure and subsequent loss of teeth. While this is characterized as gum disease, it's a bit different than the gum disease caused by bacteria - that most people think of when they think of gum disease.. It's possible also to develop oral cancer from tobacco use. Early detection is critical here and can help you avoid serious consequences. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Indirectly: Smoking indirectly leads to tooth decay because of the increased heat of the cigarette or cigar etc. Causing the bacteria that cause the decay to be more active, this also applies to gingivitis and periodontal disease. The other component chemicals from the smoke cause irritation and tissue damage. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unfortunately, it is: The infected tooth can be fatal. A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus, brain and to other areas of your head and neck. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Unfortunately, death is a possible risk whenever undergoing certain types of dental or medical procedures. However, the risk of death from dental treatment is very small when treatment is provided by properly trained individuals with the appropriate safeguards in place. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes, many reasons: Sleep disturbances with resultant auto accidents, trauma from falling with fractures and subsequent complications, swallowing difficulties with aspiration pneumonia, blood pressure drops resulting in fainting or falling, associated dementia causing further complications. Since a disease of older adults, any of the above could be catastrophic. ...Read more
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