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The relationship between serious gum disease and tooth loss is well known. Once you reach an advanced stage of periodontal disease, your gums become so severely infected, the extraction of the teeth might be recommended. Shockingly, significant tooth loss may be the least of your worries. Studies show the advancement of gum disease potentially leads to massive, irreversible heart damage. To preserve your health, upon being diagnosed with major periodontal disease, immediately undergo a comprehensive heart examination so an underlying condition is not left undiscovered or untreated.
Research Confirms the Relationship
Research performed at Spain's University of Granada noted "chronic periodontitis" contributes to "heart tissue death". Apparently, gum disease supports the growth of heart-threatening, harmful bacteria in the mouth.
The High Blood Pressure Connection
Bacteria alone is not the only problem. Gum disease presents other risks to the heart. Constant gum inflammation causes blood pressure to increase. Unabated high levels of blood pressure create a major heart attack risk. In combination, bacteria-caused tissue damage and perpetual high blood pressure sets the stage for a dangerous, life-threatening situation.
Once you understand how dental problems can lead to heart troubles, setting up an appointment with a cardiologist takes on severe importance. If the cardiologist gives you the proverbial clean bill of health, however, you should still visit the dentist again, and do so quickly.
Make a Follow-Up Appointment with the Dentist
The term "chronic periodontitis" refers to the consistent, prolonged presence of untreated, diseased gums. When you do not visit the dentist for regular care, or if you avoid follow-up appointments, the gum disease will fester longer. For those with fears of major heart problems, not seeing the dentist more frequently than the average patient could prove dangerous.
Anyone with heart concerns who is diagnosed with severe third stage gum disease might be best served seeing the dentist again for a follow-up appointment in as little as three months. For the average patient, such a quick return appointment might not be all that necessary. For someone worried about heart disease, ensuring gum disease is in remission could prevent serious health problems from developing.
Genetic Factors Increase Risk
If your family has a history of heart disease and you are diagnosed with periodontal disease, immediately set-up an appointment with a cardiologist. Do so even if you experience no issues with chest pains or a shortness of breath. By the time these signs start showing, you might have to undergo a stent procedure, a bypass operation, or a valve replacement. That is if your condition is treatable at all.
Don't let things go this far. See a cardiologist right after being diagnosed with gum disease. Then see your dentist again.Share
30 January 2015