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Can I die from periodontal disease?
5 doctors weighed in

3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Schneider
Dr. David Schneider
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Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Excellent response!
Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry
In brief: Oral-systemic link
The prior answers are very thorough.
It is very important that you address these problems asap. Latest info shows a link between many medical conditions and periodontal disease. You may lose teeth and your oral hygiene will have to be the best to have improvement. See your dentist for a thorough evaluation.

In brief: Oral-systemic link
The prior answers are very thorough.
It is very important that you address these problems asap. Latest info shows a link between many medical conditions and periodontal disease. You may lose teeth and your oral hygiene will have to be the best to have improvement. See your dentist for a thorough evaluation.
Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dr. Stephen Gordon
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
In brief: Unlikely
Very unlikely to die from periodontal disease if it is appropriately treated.
Rare instances, in case you have certain underlying heart disease or immunosuppressed conditions, you may develop an overwhelming infection.

In brief: Unlikely
Very unlikely to die from periodontal disease if it is appropriately treated.
Rare instances, in case you have certain underlying heart disease or immunosuppressed conditions, you may develop an overwhelming infection.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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