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Gum disease may cause Alzheimer’s

human brain - gum disease implicated in Alzheimer's disease

Researchers have been looking at the bacteria involved in gum disease, Porphyromonas gingivalis, as a possible suspect in the search for a cause of Alzheimer’s disease.

What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

As populations have aged, dementia has become the fifth largest cause of death worldwide. Alzheimer’s constitutes some 70% of these cases, yet we don’t know what causes it. The condition, which results in progressive loss of memory and cognitive function, usually over a decade or so, is devastating to those who have it and to their loved ones.

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I have red, sore, swollen, receding and/or bleeding gums

Staten Island Gum Disease Treatment at AK Dental Arts for red, sore, swollen, receding and/or bleeding gums.

Some options for improving your smile could include:

Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a chronic inflammation and infection of the gums and surrounding tissue. It is the major cause of about 70 percent of adult tooth loss, affecting three out of four persons at some point in their life. Warning signs include red, swollen or tender gums, bleeding gums while brushing or flossing, gums that pull away from teeth, loose or separating teeth, pus between the gum and tooth, persistent bad breath, a change in the way teeth fit together when biting and a change in the fit of dentures. There might not be any discomfort until the disease has spread to a point where the tooth is unsalvageable. Frequent dental exams catch gum disease early.
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