The health of your gums can impact your whole body
Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that, if not treated, can destroy the soft tissues and bone that hold your teeth in place. While in its early stages, gum disease can be reversed, once it advances to the more severe form, called periodontitis, it can have serious consequences. If periodontitis isn’t managed, it can cause teeth to loosen and fall out. It has also been linked to health conditions, including coronary artery disease, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes.