Have Gum Disease & Anemia? Here's What You Need To Know About Treating Gum Disease To Improve Anemia
If you have severe gum disease, you are at high risk of developing chronic anemia if you haven't already. In fact, research published by the Journal of Periodontology found more than one-third of people with severe gum disease had anemia, which is when there is a decrease in the number of red blood cells circulating in the body. Patients in the study followed a six month treatment course to improve their oral health and gum disease.