Several studies have shown that periodontal disease is associated with heart disease. Scientists believe that the inflammation caused by periodontal disease may be responsible for the association.
Research shows fascinating features of a Bacteria,Porphyromonas gingivalis, who has been known to cause gum disease. The bacteria activate the immune system and causes the cells to aggregate together and form blockages in the blood vessels. This feature suggests that gum disease may initiate a heart disease in a similar manner that it can lead to diabetes. For these reasons it is important to have your gums regularly checked to detect any signs of inflammation.
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