It starts with gum disease. But it can lead to a lot worse.

Wall Street Journal: Anita Aminoshariae, professor of endodontics and director of the Predoctoral Endodontics Program, and Leena Palomo, professor of periodontics and director of the DMD Periodontics Program at the School of Dental Medicine, discussed how many people put off visits to the dentist office during the pandemic. Now that many dental offices have reopened—and are considered safe by experts—it’s crucial that people catch up on their gum health, the pair noted.