Bleeding gums ‘could be fatal’
Ignoring bleeding gums could put you at risk of more than just needing emergency dentistry, an expert has claimed.
Cosmetic dentist Dr Sultan Sherzoy explained that bleeding gums are a sign of tissue damage and although may appear minor, can cause serious conditions such as strokes, heart attacks and even birth defects.
Urging people to seek treatment if they notice problems Dr Sherzoy said: “As gum disease progresses, your gums begin to pull away from your teeth … if left untreated, gum disease will begin destroying tissue and even your jawbone.”
He revealed that new evidence has suggested gum disease increases the level of biological fluid and can induce labour in pregnant women, while recent research published in the British Medical Journal found that people who failed to brush their teeth regularly were at a higher risk of suffering from heart disease in later life.