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Research shows that untreated gum inflammation may increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. What other health risks does this disease pose?

Complications of gum inflammation

If left untreated, this disease may progress into periodontitis, leading to various severe complications such as:

  • Serious gum inflammation may cause gum recession, revealing the roots of your teeth. Due to the lack of support, your teeth are more likely to become loose and break.
  • As the inflammation progresses into periodontitis, the gums will separate from the root. This causes irreversible damages to the surrounding structures.
  • The immune system struggles to fight off the bacteria associated with periodontitis. This weakens the immune system, leaving you vulnerable to heart and lung diseases.
  • Complications such as missing teeth and tooth abscess are common. Adjacent teeth are also affected. Moreover, the bacteria may also leak from the inflammation and cause sepsis, putting your life in danger.

Treat gum inflammation at home

To manage gum inflammation at home, it’s recommended to practice good oral hygiene regularly, avoid smoking, adopt a tooth-friendly diet and don’t forget your periodical dental visits to keep your oral health in check. In addition, you should also practice for yourself the proper dental care habits to prevent dental diseases!

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