Did you know that if you suffer from gum disease, you are nearly twice as likely to also suffer from coronary heart disease? Studies have also shown that oral infection is linked to other systemic diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and stroke.
The Link Between the Two Ailments
We know that periodontal disease can make many existing heart conditions worse. The links between heart disease stroke and periodontal disease focus on oral bacteria colonizing in the coronary arteries. The systemic inflammation induced by periodontal disease with higher levels of C-reactive protein, and your susceptibility to various infections due to a lowered immune system, all contribute to a greater chance of heart disease.
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If you live in Howard, De Pere, Pulaski, Seymour, or Shawano and you want to know if you suffer from gum disease, which can lead to heart disease, call (920) 662-1440.