Infections spread. Gum disease is usually local to the surround bone and gums. However, if left untreated you can develop an acute periodontal infection that can spread not only to your palate but to any place in your body. Although relatively rare, it is possible. All infections have this potential and that is why prevention and early treatment is so important.
Periodontitis. Gum disease is a bacterial infection that invades the tooth's attachment to bone. As it progresses, more bone is lost as the infection spreads into the tissues. Palatial tissues will become inflamed adjacent to the teeth, but gum disease doesn't invade soft tissue such as yeast or an acute dental access.