Heart Disease & Periodontal Disease

Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, CA

Those with heart disease are told to improve their diet, exercise more, and watch their lifestyle choices. More and more cardiologists are also recommending a trip to a dentist or periodontist. Why? Heart disease is strongly linked to gum disease. Gum disease is increasingly being linked to premature death and illness and here at Integrative Dental Arts in Agoura Hills, California Dr. Kathleen Carson and the team of oral healthcare professionals strive to help patients prevent gum disease. If you already have signs of gum disease, we can treat them.

Healthy Gums and Healthy Heart

In addition to gum disease causing tooth loss, bad breath, and discomfort, it could be causing havoc on other bodily systems. Active mouth infections that hide in deep gum pockets could significantly raise your risk of coronary problems and premature death. Why? Inflammation caused by ongoing bacterial infections from your gums could be the culprit of the increased risk of heart disease. In addition to raising your risk for heart disease, gum disease also increases your risk of stroke, of respiratory infection, of h.pylori, certain cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other problems.

Heart Disease and Periodontal Disease

Integrative Dental Arts: Treating Gum Disease

For the sake of your heart, your teeth, and the rest of you, it’s important to treat gum disease as early as possible. Contact us for a gum assessment, particularly if you are at risk for heart problems or have been diagnosed with heart disease.

Dr. Kathleen Carson and the team at Integrative Dental Arts strive to give each and every patient the treatment they deserve. Call us today at (818) 889-0400 to find out how we can help you achieve a smile that will have you shining brighter than ever before!