Research shows a link between gum disease and heart disease. In a 2014 study, researchers found that people who had received adequate care for their gum disease had cardiovascular care costs that were 10 to 40 percent lower than people who didn’t get preventive dental care.
A 2017 study and also concluded that a link exists between periodontal disease and heart disease. They found that gum disease increases a person’s risk of heart disease by about 20 percent.
The doctors at North Ave Dental Associates encourage you to maintain your oral heath to help prevent systemic diseases like heart disease. They recommend regular dental exams, cleanings and x-rays and good home care with a toothbrush, floss, anti-microbial rinse.
Wondering what are the symptoms of periodontal disease?
- Bleeding and tender gums
- Red, swollen or tender gums or other pain in your mouth
- Gums that are receding away from the teeth, causing the teeth to look longer than before
- Loose or separating teeth
- Pus between your gums and teeth
- Sores in your mouth
- Persistent bad breath
- A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
- A change in the fit of your partial dentures
Call North Ave Dental Associates for an emergency examination. We have a great $1 offer for a dental exam and x-ray.