Can Untreated Gum Inflammation Cause Heart Disease?
Hello, I want to ask. Does the gum infection if not treated immediately spread to attack the heart? If true, are there any signs that the heart has been affected by the gum infection?
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Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is as important as managing the health of other tubules. Some studies suggest that there is a link between the occurrence of heart disease with gum disorders. Diabetes, stroke, disorders in pregnancy also have a relationship with disorders of the gums.
The reason why disorders of the gums can be a cause of heart problems, one of which is inflammation of the gums, such as ginggivitis. This situation can trigger the occurrence of blockages in arteries which can narrow arteries (atherosclerosis) so that it affects the performance of the heart. Bacteria that accumulate on the gums and become plaque can also be one reason. In some situations where people are susceptible to these bacteria, and inflammation of the gums occurs for a long time can cause interference with the blood vessels of the heart and brain. In the condition of gingivitis, symptoms caused are pain in the gums, swelling and reddish gums. Periodicitis is also feared to be a risk of causing interference with the heart, because the bacteria produced can spread to other parts of the body. However, interference with the teeth and gums is not the main cause of a person experiencing heart problems.
Some things you can do at home to protect against dental and gum infections are to brush your teeth at least twice a day, routinely check the condition of your teeth once every 6 months, replace your toothbrush every 3 times not once, and immediately go to the doctor if you feel there is interference with your teeth and gums.
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