With the ignorance of adverse effects of periodontal disease, people tend to treat it as a common infection. Hence, there are some things that you should be aware of to prevent it.
Written By Sophie Zoria / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
The risk associated with periodontal disease was highest for esophageal cancer, the researchers reported. Gallbladder cancer risk also was high in women who reported a history of gum disease.
In the early stage of gum disease, also known as gingivitis, it is possible to reverse the damage and, in certain cases, it is also possible to eliminate the disease completely. However, an early diagnosis and timely intervention are vital to reducing the chances of gingivitis and prevent it from progressing into periodontal disease.