If you’re experiencing symptoms of gum disease, you may think you can put off treatment a while longer. However, it’s important to know exactly what you’re dealing with so you can make the most informed decision regarding your oral health. While gum disease may seem like merely an embarrassment, it is a dangerous disease that can have potentially devastating consequences if left untreated. Here are three hidden dangers of failing to receive gum disease treatment.    Bone Loss   Gum disease is a common cause of bone loss in the jaw bone and teeth. The bacteria that infect the gums can spread to your bone and cause it to degrade. You could even experience tooth loss as a result of advanced gum disease. Over time, bone loss may become so severe that one or more bone grafts may be recommended to restore the shape and appearance of your face.   Diabetes   If you have periodontal disease, you may be more likely to develop diabetes, and vic ...