The Link Between Gum Disease and Ulcers

Ulcers are painful and can be dangerous. Gum disease is linked to ulcers. Ulcers are open sores that are caused by a break in the skin or mucous that fails to heal. Untreated periodontal disease (gum disease) increases the risk of many illnesses, including ulcers.

Research shows that ongoing bacterial infection in the mouth impacts the entire body. A constant flow of bacteria from the mouth enters the stomach, the bloodstream, and the respiratory system. Nothing good can result from that.

Larger gum pockets offer more breeding grounds for bacteria. The results lead to an unattractive smile and poor health.

Signs Of Ulcers

Ulcer signs include severe stomach pain, vomiting, heartburn, and indigestion. If you have any of your symptoms, then make an appointment with your doctor. Also, in conjunction with the same, get your gums taken care of by calling our office.

Call our office today at 818-584-1841 for a consultation to review your oral health to maximize your overall health.