When the tooth loosens, it may hurt the heart

When the tooth loosens, it may hurt the heart

Coronary heart disease is still the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and the key role of inflammation has clearly crystallised in the development of atherosclerosis.

Periodontal disease is also an inflammatory disease whose local and systemic inflammatory mechanisms are involved in plaque formation in the coronary arteries, so that an association of the two diseases was recognised across disciplines.

Over 40% of the adult population in industrialised countries suffers from periodontal disease.

The progressive disease of the periodontium as a result of plaque accumulation and pathogenic bacterial colonisation leads to tooth loosening and tooth loss.

Starting with gingivitis, which is the mildest and most reversible form of periodontal disease, periodontitis may manifest as a continuation of one.

The gingivitis acuta is caused by inflammatory reactions of the gums by the bacterial biofilm. It is reversible and can be treated quickly by effective tooth cleaning. Only the gums (gingiva) around the tooth are affected, characterised by painful swelling and bleeding.

Remains the inflammation and expands after subgingival, it comes to connective tissue and bone degradation, tooth loosening and subsequent loss.

Periodontal therapies in the form of pocket curettage and root planing can help to alleviate the bacterial load in the periodontal pockets. The bone destruction in the pockets is stopped.

A close-knit recall system with regular teeth cleansing and bag checks not only helps to bite for a long time, but also helps reduce the risk of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease.


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