Keep Your Teeth Clean and Healthy - Gum Diseases Can Affect Your Cardiovascular Health

Periodontal Disease May Cause The Increase The Risk of Cardiovascular Disease 

Cardiovascular Health,Gum Disease, Heart Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Atherosclerosis ,

Heart diseases are among the most common causes of death today. Studies have shown that there may be an increased risk of developing atherosclerotic plaque, which causes occlusion or narrowing of the coronary arteries, or the risk of developing bacterial endocarditis related to the inner surface of the heart or heart valves in people with gum disease and inadequate dental cleaning. As in the patient seen in the photos above and below, there is a regular release of bacteria from the gums into the bloodstream in patients with extensive calculus, bleeding and inflammation in the gums. Therefore, it can be determined that bacteria in atherosclerotic lacquers and bacteria in dental calculus are very close to each other. In general, it is appropriate to clean the teeth every 6 months by the dentist, to explain healthy tooth brushing and oral care recommendations to the patient.

Dental Plaques and Atherosclerotic Plaques Are Different From Each Other, But May Have The Same Bacteria!

Patients with gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) are more likely to develop a heart attack, stroke, endocarditis, or other serious cardiovascular disease. Interestingly, many patients with heart disease may have healthy gums, and not everyone with gum disease will develop heart disease. Risk factors such as smoking, insufficient exercise, genetic risk factors or an unhealthy diet may be determinants of heart disease. There are still debates about the explanation of the relationship between gum diseases and heart diseases. In simple terms, two different mechanisms are that in patients with periodontal disease and dental problems, inflammation in the body increases and the risk of developing atherosclerosis may increase in this case; The other mechanism is that bacteria are regularly released into the circulation and can trigger the development of plaques in the coronary arteries.

There are studies showing that gum disease increases the risk of coronary artery disease, especially in young men. Many scientific studies have emphasized that patients with acute myocardial infarction have worse dental health than age- and sex-matched controls. There are also studies showing that patients with ischemic heart disease have more missing teeth than control subjects. Besides, a meta-analysis of 9 scientific studies on the subject highlighted that periodontal disease is associated with a 19% increase in the risk of cardiovascular disease in the population. The relationship between dental diseases and cardiovascular diseases is still unclear.

Keep your teeth clean and don't forget to visit your dentist regularly!

Cardiovascular Health,Gum Disease, Heart Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Atherosclerosis ,

Cardiovascular Health,Gum Disease, Heart Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Atherosclerosis ,

Cardiovascular Health,Gum Disease, Heart Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Atherosclerosis ,

Murat Enoz, MD, Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgeon

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