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Can Gum Infections Cause Fatigue?

Any type of infection in the body can cause a person to feel bad and can cause chronic fatigue and that also includes gum infections.  Side effects of such an infection can include feelings of sluggish or simply feeling….well, yucky.

Infections in the mouth are important to monitor because not only are they typically painful but they can also become systemic throughout the body including cardiac or valvular conditions of the heart.

Periodontal Disease, even in early stages, has been shown to be associated with other major health risks, including heart disease.  Studies from the American College of Cardiology, University of Minnesota, Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, Harvard’s School of Dental Medicine and the University of North Carolina have shown a positive correlation between periodontal disease and an increased risk of heart attacks.

In addition, other conditions associated with Periodontal Disease include:  premature births, decreased birth weight in children, chronic fatigue, and an increased risk for contracting other diseases.

If you, or someone that you care about, is displaying or experiencing these symptoms, we encourage you to Contact the team at Dental Specialists of Niles, P.C. and schedule a dental appointment at 847-685-6686.