Posted on June 26, 2011 by Dr. Paul Caputo DDS
Untreated Dental Disease Sooner or later, the vast majority of adults suffer from either tooth decay or gum disease. One of the bacterial types implicated in gum disease is “Porphyromonas gingivalis” which works its way below the gum line. If allowed to flourish these nasty microbes attack gum and bone tissue. Once this tissue erodes, teeth slowly loosen, become infected and ultimately may need to be extracted. These same bacteria are now known to be implicated in heart disease, diabetes, stroke and pregnancy complications.
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