It was not until recently that healthcare professionals truly began to explore the connection between gum disease and other health conditions including diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. There is no denying the relationship between one’s oral health and one’s overall health. In honor of National Stroke Awareness Month, explore the connection between gum disease and stroke and why patients with any signs of periodontal disease should schedule an appointment with a periodontist right away. Laser gum treatment is the option with advanced technology and little to no pain.
The Link Between Stroke and Gum Disease
A study lead by the University of South Carolina found that individuals who received regular dental care had a 50 percent lower risk of stroke than those who rarely visited their dentists. The study also revealed that not only is periodontal disease associated with an elevated stroke risk, but also, that the worse a person’s condition, the higher his or her risk for having an incident.
If you do not think that you are at risk, think again. Periodontal disease is actually more common than most people think. Approximately half of Americans 30 or older have periodontitis, a more severe form of gum disease.
Laser Gum Treatment Can Help
If you live with periodontal disease, do not wait until an adverse health condition forces you to seek laser gum treatment. Reach out to periodontist Dr. Gregory Toback and his team at Shoreline Periodontics & Dental Implants in New London, CT to discuss your treatment options. One option to consider is LANAP® laser gum treatment.
LANAP® laser gum treatment is a minimally invasive, life-changing treatment. The process involves no need for incisions and results in minimal bleeding or discomfort. The healing process is typically quicker than that of typical gum surgery, and unlike standard gum surgery, it encourages bone regeneration. In short, the process saves teeth in a pain-free way.
Contact Dr. Toback Today
Reduce your risk for stroke and increase your odds of living a longer, happier and healthier life with LANAP® treatment. Contact periodontist Dr. Toback and his team in New London, CT today to explore your options and schedule a consultation.