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
- High blood pressure
- Erectile dysfunction
- 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.