Untreated Periodontal Disease and the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Has your doctor ordered you to eat better, change your lifestyle, and take better care of yourself in order to protect your heart? You also need to factor extra oral care in there if you’ve had warnings about cardiovascular disease. Periodontal disease significantly raises s the chance of heart disease. If you have been neglecting signs of gum disease, you could be putting your mouth, your heart, and other aspects of your health at unnecessary risk. Nashville Smile Team would be happy to assess your gums. If you have gum disease, we can also treat it.
Minimally invasive gum disease treatments are available if the disease is caught early. Ongoing periodontal maintenance can also ensure that the disease does not progress. Gum disease can cause discomfort, can cost you your teeth, and it can do
Gum Disease Systemic Links
Periodontal disease / gum disease has some strong links to health problems like cardiovascular disease, stroke, ulcers, chronic respiratory infections, and other problems, too. The ongoing active infection puts a lot of stress on your body!
Those who neglect gum disease risk losing their teeth and they put their immune systems under a lot of stress, too.
Taking good care of your oral health, getting regular cleanings and gum screenings, and treating any signs of gum disease can help you better your chances of avoiding heart attack, stroke, and several other causes of premature death.
Nashville Smile Team: Preventing and Treating Gum Disease
For the sake of your heart, your teeth, and the rest of you, it’s important to treat gum disease as early as possible. We don’t pressure you but we do want to educate you. Contact us for a gum assessment, particularly if you are at risk for heart problems or have been diagnosed with heart disease. If you choose to work with us as your regular dentist we assess periodontal health at every check-up. Call (615) 645-0663 for an assessment. In addition to gum disease assessments and treatment we can offer you help in every facet of preventative dental care as well as a wide array of options that fall under cosmetic and restorative dentistry, too.