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Gum Disease and Erectile Dysfunction

Posted on 1/9/2023 by Southern Family Dental Care
Gum Disease and Erectile DysfunctionA man suffering from poor dental health may experience health implications that extend beyond a simple toothache. There are fewer than half of men who brush twice a day, and the numbers are even scarier when it comes to flossing. It is estimated that men are 26% less likely than women to floss every day, according to a study. In addition, men are less likely than women to go and see a dentist until the disease has developed, which can result in gum disease, an inflammatory condition affecting the gums. Poor dental hygiene is not necessarily to blame for ED. It is common for poor dental hygiene to be one of the first signs of underlying problems that can lead to erectile dysfunction.

Does It Really Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

In a nutshell, the answer is no. The condition of gum disease, however, may cause erectile dysfunction. Men with severe periodontal disease who were in their 30s had 3 times more problems related to sexual arousal if they had periodontal disease. This may be due to factors associated with inflammation. Inflammation of the gums is a characteristic of chronic gum disease. It should be emphasized that heart disease is one of the leading causes of artery inflammation, which occurs at any stage of the disease. As a matter of fact, heart disease contributes to developing erectile dysfunction.

Good Oral Hygiene is Key

A great thorough oral care routine can improve symptoms of erectile dysfunction, even though poor oral health may contribute to it. If you are experiencing symptoms of ED and think that you might have gum disease, you may wish to schedule an appointment with your dentist. You might have to make a few appointments over time to get it in check, but it will be worth it in the end.


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