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Can You Struggle with Gum Disease Without Any Teeth?


Posted on 7/10/2019 by Andrew Weber
Can You Struggle with Gum Disease Without Any Teeth?Caused by the bacteria found in plaque, gum disease is extremely common and affects over 50% of American adults. Early stage periodontal disease, also known as gingivitis, is easily reversed through proper maintenance of your teeth, but what if you don't have teeth? Are you still susceptible to gum disease?

Lesser-Known Signs of Gum Disease

It's a well-known fact that not taking care of your teeth can lead to gum disease; over time, the toxins released by the bacteria in plaque buildup can cause inflammation of your gums, leading to irritation and possible loss of your teeth.

However, the disease is called “gum disease” and not “tooth disease” for a reason – in absence of teeth, you are still absolutely vulnerable to periodontal disease.

Gum disease isn't always painful, so it's important to remain mindful of its symptoms to catch it before it progresses into a more advanced and dangerous stage. The signs of periodontal disease include:

•  Gums that are red, shiny, and swollen
•  A sour, metallic taste in your mouth
•  Bad breath
•  Bleeding and tenderness in your gums

Gum disease isn't necessarily a cosmetic issue; failure to treat it can be deadly, and your risk is amplified if you don't have teeth. Due to the natural recession of your gums as you age, the bacteria in your mouth can quickly travel to your bloodstream and bones. Over time, it can lead to a laundry list of problems such as heart attack, stroke, and even cancer.

Having teeth isn't a requirement to visit our office. We care about our entire patient, not just what's happening in your mouth! If you start to notice the signs of gum disease, please give our office a call right away to schedule a dental exam. We can thoroughly assess your mouth and, if we notice any degree of periodontal disease, we can promptly put you back on the path to good oral health.


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