Infections in the mouth can play havoc elsewhere in the body. Your dentist will help you prevent or manage other chronic conditions like stroke by treating periodontal disease.
STROKE : If Blood Pressure increases due to plaque build-up and fatty bacterial particles are dislodged, thus plugging up a blood vessel, stroke can occur. The blockage can affect any area of the brain that these vessels provide with blood, and subsequently stop blood flow (oxygen and nutrients). The result is an acute cerebrovascular ischemia or stroke.
Preventing and treating periodontal disease by regular visits to your dentist is one more way to stay healthy. Call your dentist today and schedule your next hygiene visit!