Periodontal Disease and Your Heart

If you’re a frequent reader of this blog, you are aware of the link between periodontal (gum) disease and several other serious health problems, including Alzheimer’s, diabetes, stroke, pregnancy and birth complications, and heart disease.

Recently, famed physician Dr. Oz was on Good Morning America to discuss the link between gingivitis (another name for gum disease) and heart disease and stroke.

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Once periodontal disease escalates into the severe stages, it can be very debilitating and requires aggressive, often invasive treatment. If you do have signs of gingivitis, the Comfort Dental Spa team will use treatments such as deep cleaning/scaling, root planning, and Perio Protect to cure your mouth of the infection.

Patients are often surprised to find that periodontal disease is more or less preventable. By having regular, bi-annual dental checkups and cleanings, you’re giving your dentist the opportunity to check your mouth for signs of gum disease and other oral problems. For many oral conditions, early detection is key to effectively and conservatively treating the condition and preventing more serious problems down the road. Also, by practicing good oral hygiene, including brushing, flossing, using mouthwash, and consuming a healthy diet, you are lowering your chances of developing gum disease and other oral problems.

If you notice that your gums are red, tender, swollen, or bleed when you brush them, call Comfort Dental Spa, located in Farmington Hills, Michigan, at (248) 474-6434 to reserve an appointment with Dr. Aziza Askari and the Comfort Dental Spa periodontal team.