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Can gum disease give stomach problems?

By Anonymous July 10, 2017 - 8:13am
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Well I don't have any teeth on the bottom and the bottom but I still have like a in the tub but they are a root canals but I noticed every time I swallow I just have this gas problem burping all the time so can I get a stomach problems with a gum disease

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for your question.

Yes. Ulcers in the stomach are often attributed to bacterial infections in the stomach lining. The bacteria that collect in your mouth, when periodontal disease is present, are some of the same bacteria that cause gastric ulcers. If the bacterial count in the mouth is high then these bacteria continuously travel to the stomach, causing reinfection and a return of the ulcers.


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