Bleeding gums are never a good sign but recent studies now show that periodontitis (destructive gum disease) may put you at greater risk for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. That's right cancer is now linked to gum disease according to a recent study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
As if bleeding gums, bad breath, tooth loss and heart disease weren't enough reasons to treat gum disease now we can add increased risk of cancer to the list of reasons to treat and manage gum disease. If you think you may have gum disease don't wait to get it checked out. The longer you put off treatment the more damage can be done and now we know you are risking more than just y our teeth you are risking your health!