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Does gum disease spread to the palate if people don't look after their teeth?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

If you develop a periodontal abscess on the palatal aspect of an upper tooth, the swelling could involve the palate in that area.

In brief: Possibly

If you develop a periodontal abscess on the palatal aspect of an upper tooth, the swelling could involve the palate in that area.
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Dr. John Francis
Dentistry - Periodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not usually

The cause of the problem is the bacteria on your teeth.
So the gum inflammation usually is just around the areas of the teeth and doesn't spread into the roof of your mouth.

In brief: Not usually

The cause of the problem is the bacteria on your teeth.
So the gum inflammation usually is just around the areas of the teeth and doesn't spread into the roof of your mouth.
Dr. John Francis
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: BUM DISEASE

It can but depends on what the cause of gum disease is, if not treated it can effect the bones under the teeth and in extreme cases mouth cavity can be involved due to ovehelming infection.
There are various grades of gum disase and diffrent causes.

In brief: BUM DISEASE

It can but depends on what the cause of gum disease is, if not treated it can effect the bones under the teeth and in extreme cases mouth cavity can be involved due to ovehelming infection.
There are various grades of gum disase and diffrent causes.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ragan Faler
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