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What are the health implications of deep dental pockets?

24-03-2020

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While tooth loss is typically the biggest concern associated with periodontal pockets, the infection poses a significant risk to your overall health. Active gum disease drastically increases the risk and severity of systemic health conditions like:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Infertility
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory illness

…and possibly Alzheimer’s Disease.

Seeing a dentist for periodontal treatment isn’t just important for your smile, it’s vital to your health.