Here at Snohomish Family Dentistry, we are proud to help our patients deal with periodontal disease.

Heart Disease and StrokeIf you or your loved one is dealing with this disease, please reach out to us to ensure that it is being treated correctly.

Periodontal disease can come in many forms. This most mild form is gingivitis, which is when your gums are red, inflamed, and bleed easily.

Many people believe that a healthy mouth equals a healthy heart. Heart disease has become a serious problem around the world, and we understand that this is directly linked to the health of your mouth.

Scientists have shown that inflammation or swelling of the gums has led to hardened arteries, also known as atherosclerosis. This condition makes it hard for blood to flow to your heart. People with periodontal disease can have heart problems because of the progression of their periodontal disease.

Studies have also shown that bacteria is found in periodontal disease. If the bacteria spreads to the heart, it can play a role in causing strokes.

Periodontal disease can have many extreme side effects. Since a healthy mouth means having a healthy heart and body, make sure that you are visiting your dentist regularly. Periodontal disease is much easier to treat if it is caught early.

If you have any questions regarding periodontal disease and heart disease, please call us at (360) 568-5411.