Periodontal diseases are bacterial infections that attack and destroy tissues that surround and support teeth. 90% of people will have a periodontal disease once in their life. Gums and bone are affected in various degrees. In most cases, those diseases are painless and the damage is gradual. Only your dentist can diagnose their presence during your dental exams. Treatment can differ; deep cleaning with local anesthesia, bone or gum transplant or bone remodeling. Afterwards, regular cleaning is recommended to maintain stable oral health.
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Numerous studies have found that, when there is some bleeding in the oral cavity, bacteria can go through the blood flow. In specific cases, the repeated presence of certain bacteria may cause serious health issues such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, pneumonia, strokes and pregnancy complications.