Gum Disease and Cancer
Many studies have shown that those with gum disease have an increased risk of cancers, including: oral cancer, kidney cancer, pancreatic cancer, blood cancer, and more. The more severe the gum disease, the higher the risk of cancer and other illnesses. Additionally, if you have certain illnesses, poor gum health could complicate your recovery.
Beyond its connection to cancer, gum disease is also linked to heart disease, diabetes complications, complications in pregnancy, osteoporosis and Arthritis, and other health issues. Maintaining good healthy gums could lower your risk.