Diabetes, stroke, heart and renal vascular disease, and obstetric complications all have one thing in common – they are linked to the state of a person’s oral health. Research has shown that there is a link between periodontal (gum) disease and several major systemic illnesses such as those listed above.
Periodontal disease is the term used to describe a group of inflammatory diseases that affect the supporting structures around the teeth. “Gingivitis” involves only the gums and “Periodontitis” affects gums and bone and other supporting tissues.
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