Periodontal Health Effects
Effects of Periodontitis on Health
Periodontal (gum) disease has been linked to heart disease and other health problems in studies.
Research indicates that gum disease may provide a greater risk for heart disease than hypertension, smoking, cholesterol, gender, or age.
According to the researchers' findings, bacteria found in diseased gums can become loose and spread throughout the body via circulation. Once bacteria reach the arteries, they can irritate them similarly to how gum tissue is irritated, resulting in arterial plaque, which can cause hardness and impair blood flow.