About one in ten people in the U.S. have suffered from a burning, gnawing abdominal pain of a peptic ulcer at some point in their life. Dickson dentist Dr. Gatgens explains that ulcers are basically a hole in your stomach or the protective lining of the upper part of the small intestine.
Most people think stress and a bad diet of fatty foods, and smoking are to blame for this painful ailment. It’s a popular belief that the excess of acidity plays a big role in developing ulcers. But research shows that the H.pylori bacteria is present in over 80% of stomach ulcers. Accent Smile Centers’ Dr. Gatgens explains that gum disease and deep gum pockets where bacteria gets trapped could increase the risk of the H. Pylori bacteria (associated with ulcers) and enter your bloodstream.