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Dr. David A. Mugford
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At The Mugford Center we prioritize the safety of our patients and employees. We have always taken extra precautions to provide our patients with a clean and sterile environment. In these times we make sure to go above and beyond what the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, the American Dental Association, and the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners recommends. Our goal is to make everyone who comes into our office feel as comfortable as they possibly can.

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Dangerous Effects of Advanced Gum Disease You Want to Avoid

Posted on 1/10/2019 by David Mugford
Dangerous Effects of Advanced Gum Disease You Want to AvoidGum disease or periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults and can not only cause physical damage, but it can affect a person psychologically. However, there are some dangerous effects of advanced gum disease you want to avoid.

Signs of Gum Disease

While some signs such as reddened or inflamed gums, loose teeth, or pain when chewing can be symptoms of gum disease, it can be hard to realize the disease has reached its advanced stages.

Gum Disease and Overall Health

Gum disease or periodontitis can lead to tooth loss due to decay and gum inflammation, but it can also present other serious problems to your overall health. Like with any other inflammation in your body, if advanced gum disease isn't treated, it can affect other conditions.

If you have a weakened immune system due to cancer treatment, for example, your body may not be able to fight the inflammation caused by advanced gum disease and that can put you at risk for more serious problems. Other conditions that can be impacted by advanced gum disease are:

•  Diabetes - people with diabetes are more susceptible to infections and are more likely to suffer from gum disease. According to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), periodontal disease is considered a complication from diabetes, because it can increase blood sugar and puts people who suffer from this condition at risk of other complications.
•  Heart disease - according to several studies, periodontal disease is associated with heart disease. The connection exists, but it is not known how one affects the other or vice versa. However, scientists have concluded that periodontal disease increases the risk of heart disease.
•  Stroke - similarly to heart disease, there is a connection between periodontal disease and stroke. In a study, people who suffer from acute cerebrovascular ischemia were more likely to have an oral infection than those without the condition.

It is imperative that you keep your regular checkups and let us know if anything in your health has changed.

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