There are many people who believe gum disease is no big deal. The fact is, it is a big deal, and the longer it goes untreated, the bigger deal it can become. By neglecting to have gum disease properly treated, it can go so far as to endanger the health of your heart.
Instead of letting your gum disease get the better of your health, you need to come in and let us help you treat it. That way, your heart can stay healthy both now and in the future.
How Gum Disease Impacts Your Heart
Your heart is a machine that opens and closes many times per minute. If anything gets in the way while it opens and closes, it can lead to problems. Plus, anything that is in the blood as it passes through the heart, can also get stuck in the heart. When you have gum disease, part of the issue is there is plaque on your teeth.
If you do not get it cleaned off properly, that plaque can move, and one place it can move to is the heart. It can get carried in on the blood, and get stuck in the heart, making it have to work harder to get the job done. On top of that, the plaque can also relocate itself into the veins and arteries outside your heart, leading to heart disease. This means your heart is not as healthy as it could be, and it increases your risk of having heart-related problems as you get older.
Instead of letting your heart health decline, come in and let us help treat your gum disease. The sooner you come in, the healthier your heart gets to stay. The longer you wait, the more damage could be happening day to day. Call us today and get gum disease treatment started now.