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To date, scientists have found links between periodontal disease and a number of other problems, including diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, respiratory disease and cancer.
Periodontal diseases are infections of the structures around the teeth, which include the gums, periodontal ligament and alveolar bone. In the earliest stage of periodontal disease — gingivitis — the infection affects the gums. In more severe forms of the disease, all of the tissues are involved.