A new patient information leaflet has been launched to raise awareness of gum disease; a silent disease that can impact on general health as well as having serious implications on oral health. The symptoms of gum disease may include:
As well as the impact on oral health, gum disease has been identified as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, bacteral pneumonia, rheumatoid arthritis and other systemic disorders.
But the good news is that in the early stages, gum disease is completely reversible through;
You can view the very readable 8 page leaflet from the Royal College of Surgeons website by clicking below
Gum Disease: What Hides Beneath?