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Gum Disease and Heart Health


Dr. holding a plastic heartThere is evidence suggesting a relationship between your mouth and heart. Your mouth is a common ground for bacterial feeding and breeding. Poor oral health can lead to plaque, gum disease, and cavities.

If you have gum disease, bacteria in your gums can travel through your body. When such bacteria reach your heart, they hinder vessels and may trigger an inflammation that can rapidly progress toward an infection.

Gum disease is a serious medical condition that requires immediate treatment. Our surgeons at Surf City Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery will carefully examine your condition and conduct a treatment plan as needed.

What Are The Causes of Gum Disease?


Your upper and lower third molars have a direct connection with your heart. They are commonly known as wisdom teeth.

Gum disease is caused by the growth of bacteria in your gums that spread over and eventually damage your gums over time. Plaque contains a variety of different bacteria. Some are potentially harmful, while others don’t bother the natural progression. However, some bacteria in plaque can attack gum health.

Not removing plaque over time will create a build-up, and a build-up of plaque on your teeth or gums can contribute to emerging gum disease.

Relationship Between Gum Disease and Heart Health


Gum disease, also known as periodontitis, has the potential to participate in the birth of a triggered arterial inflammation.

In its identity, gum disease attacks soft tissues around the lining of your teeth. They then progress toward disarming your tooth’s strength and causing tooth loss. You may experience weakened bones and continuous pain in your gums.

Gum disease is also studied to pave the way for multiple cardiovascular scares, one of which may be a heart attack.

Journey of Gum Disease


You will not wake up one day and suddenly realize you now have gum disease. Your mouth and, specifically, your gums will tell you they’re not doing well. Pain is a way for your body to communicate its needs.

Gum disease occurs slowly and gradually in different stages. If treated in time, you may never reach the last stage of this condition which includes tooth loss.

When you visit Surf City Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, our surgeons will explain the condition in detail. After you understand it fully, you will be able to point out when your mouth was hinting at this condition.

Early treatment and proper oral care can limit you from reaching the last level of this condition. You should ensure that you commit to a proper oral cleaning regime to avoid serious conditions, especially ones that can potentially target your heart health.

Contact Us for a Consultation Today


Gum disease is a slow, gradual condition that reaches its last level over a considerable period. With regular scaling at our office, and brushing your teeth twice a day, you can heal from the early signs of gum disease and potentially take care of your heart health as well.

Call us at 657-384-2787 to know more.
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