Gum disease negatively affects oral health and also overall health. People experiencing gum disease will have gum tissue that is red, puffy and bleeds; there may even be pus that comes out from around the teeth- afterall gum disease is considered an infection of the gum tissue. In addition, gum disease causes bad breath and affects the appearance of your smile. The infection may be "localized" to one area of the mouth or may be widespread, affecting each tooth and the surrounding gums. If left untreated at the earlier stages, getting gum disease under control can become more difficult and involved, potentially leading to lost teeth.
Dentists always recommend their patients treat gum disease, such as gingivitis and periodontitis, at the earliest to avoid complications in the future. Once you develop periodontitis, the disease can be treated and controlled, but not cured completely. Fortunately, treatments for gum disease, combined with good oral hygiene and a healthy diet, can improve the health of the gums and successfully manage the disease.
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