Links between Gum Disease and Heart Disease, Stroke

An increasing body of research points to a connection between gum disease, heart disease, and stroke. According to research, gum disease-causing bacteria can enter the circulation and travel to several organs, including the brain and heart, where they may induce inflammation and have a role in the onset of heart disease and stroke.

According to studies, those who have gum disease are more likely than those who do not to get cardiovascular disease, such as heart attack and stroke. Gum disease sufferers may also be more susceptible to other heart disease risk factors such obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.

The fact that the bacteria that cause gum disease can produce an inflammatory response throughout the body is one reason for the association between gum disease and heart disease and stroke. Atherosclerosis, a disorder in which the arteries narrow and stiffen and reduce blood flow to the heart and brain, can be developed because of this inflammation, which can also harm blood vessels, raise the risk of blood clots, and damage blood vessels.

It is obvious that practicing excellent oral hygiene and getting treatment for gum disease as soon as possible may help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, even if additional research is necessary to completely understand the relationship between gum disease and heart disease and stroke. Regular dental checkups, antimicrobial mouthwash use, and tooth brushing and flossing can all help.



Disclaimer: The above read is for general knowledge. Please consult your dentist and doctors for professional medical advise.