Can You Die From Gum Disease and Tooth Loss?
18th March 2016

Can you die from gum disease and tooth loss?

A. No. However, there is now thought to be a link with gum disease and general health. Advanced gum disease that is left untreated leads to tooth loss, people get abcesses and infections and there is lots of inflammation. Chewing ability is reduced, it can affect people socially as the untreated disease causes bad breath and possibly loss of looks and confidence. Hope this answers what you are getting at, Jenny.

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Dr Jennifer Pinder

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