Periodontal disease is no longer thought to be just a dental problem. Researchers are finding many correlations between periodontal infection and serious medical problems.
Research using DNA testing has found that 80% of all periodontal disease comes from bacteria transmitted by a parent or spouse. Patients with periodontal disease can pass their infection along to their loved ones.
If you have been told you have periodontal disease (or some of its symptoms), it is vital that you seek evaluation and treatment.