Gum Disease Can Cause Heart Attacks

Periodontitis, the Advanced Form of Gum Disease, Has Been Linked To a Variety of Serious Illnesses

In a recent article published by a heart surgeon, he made the observation that chronic inflammation is a contributing factor in heart disease. Because without inflammation cholesterol would be free to move through the body as it’s supposed to.  According to this heart surgeon, it is inflammation that causes cholesterol to get trapped.

What has this got to do with gum disease?

Gum disease causes inflammation and higher levels of bacteria in the mouth. This inflammation can travel through blood stream to the rest of the body.

Did you know that gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults?

Periodontitis is where the inner layer of the gum and bone pull away from the teeth and form pockets. These pockets between the teeth and gums collect debris and can become infected. As periodontitis progresses the pockets deepen and more bone and gum tissue is destroyed.

In normally healthy people, the bacterium in the mouth that travels through the rest of the body is usually harmless. There are a number of health issues that have been linked to gum disease, such as:

  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Heart attack
  • Heart disease
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Dementia/Alzheimer’s
  • Premature birth

A small study was conducted with a group of nuns between the ages of 75 and 98. It was found that those with the fewest teeth were the most likely to suffer dementia. Researchers speculated that oral bacteria travel to the brain either via the bloodstream or through the cranial nerves. This bacteria could contribute to the plaque that’s been linked to Alzheimer’s.

How Ironside Advanced Dental can help you…

When it comes to your general dental health, Ironside Advanced Dental provides high quality dental treatments that specifically designed to enhance the health of your smile and prevent other oral health issues from occurring.

General dentistry at Ironside Advanced Dental in Sydney encapsulates the essence of dental care. This is a branch of dentistry that focuses on prevention, identification of issues and regular dental check-ups.

General dental care is important for maintaining and retaining optimal oral health. Looking after your natural teeth is vital to your oral health because nothing comes close to the function and health of our natural teeth.

Our General Dental treatments…

At Ironside Advanced Dental we offer a range of general dental treatments that are designed to diagnose, prevent or treat a specific issue. Our dentists strive to provide you with the highest quality treatments possible. These treatments include:

When you come to Ironside Advanced Dental in Sydney for a general check-up our advanced technology and techniques allow us to identify issues and treat them as quickly and as efficiently as possible. By coming in for a general check-up we can expertly assess the condition of your oral health and diagnose any issues, no matter how big or small.

Once we have assessed the dental issue we can recommend the appropriate treatment to give you the best possible results.

To find out more about how Ironside Advanced Dental in Sydney can help you, or to book an appointment at our Sydney dental practice, please contact us today.