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Untreated Gum Disease Could Result in Coronary Inflammation

Posted on 10/19/2020 by Fern Creek Dentistry
Untreated Gum Disease Could Result in Coronary InflammationFor many years, science and medical researchers have been interested in whether or not there is a connection between gum disease and heart disease. We know that allowing plaque to spread and build upon your teeth is never a good thing and that this plaque can work its way down to the very bony part of your mouth where it can cause some real trouble. But did you know that there is another kind of plaque? It's true and this represents a sure sign that you may be in danger of something called atherosclerosis. This phenomenon happens when plaque made of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other material found in the blood builds up inside our arteries. Then, blood flow is inhibited and hence heart disease and heart attacks.

How Can I Prevent Coronary artery disease?

While we know that people with gum disease have an increased risk of heart events, we are still not absolutely certain that there is a direct link between the two. Research has shown that there are folks who have heart disease but have completely healthy gums and also, those who do have gum disease do not always have heart issues. Years of dental research has shown that periodontal disease escalates the inflammation the body must handle and causes intense swelling. The subsequent outburst and intrusion of white blood cells that safeguard our bodies do offer some healing for the short term, but exasperated inflammation is still a major influence on several other health issues and in particular, atherosclerosis.

So What Is The Common Thread Between the Two?

Recent research by dentists and doctors does show a correlation regarding gum disease and heart disease. One outstanding study reveals that of those who had both of these health issues, patients whose gum disease had been sufficiently treated experienced heart care costs 10 to 40 percent lower than those who did not receive adequate oral care. Subsequent results do support the concept that gum wellbeing affects heart health. If you are interested in this topic, please call in today as we are well versed in all of these issues and are always happy to consult with you on this and all your dental needs.

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