Gum disease, even when advanced, rarely causes a lot of pain. This means that you “forget” that your dentist told you all about the importance of having treatment for the inflammation of periodontal disease. Consider this: A study from NYU College of Dentistry found long-term evidence that gum disease may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The study stated that gum inflammation may contribute to brain inflammation and neurodegeneration as well. Is this enough to get you interested in resolving inflammation in your mouth?