I have heart disease.

Characteristics & what to look for

It’s important to maintain your dental health to keep your heart and blood vessels healthy. Heart disease is a silent disease and you may not know you have it until after a heart attack or stroke has already occurred.

Heart disease and periodontal disease both have very few outward symptoms. Screening for both diseases is critical in early identification and treatment.

Causes of the symptom and effects of the symptom

Periodontal disease is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular (heart) disease, similar to family history, high blood pressure and obesity. Inflammation from periodontal disease and root canal infections can change the lining of your blood vessels, making cholesterol plaques easier to invade that lining. This inflammation can also make plaques that are already built up in your blood vessels more likely to rupture and cause a heart attack or stroke.

Treatment and How We Can Help

Treatment for periodontal and root canal infections will decrease the amount of inflammation that your body and blood vessels have to bear. If you already have cholesterol plaques in the lining of your blood vessels, treating your dental infections can make those plaques less prone to rupture.

Simplifying Periodontal Treatment With the Fotona LightWalker Laser 

Periodontal therapy can now be done with little to no discomfort thanks to the Fotona LightWalker Laser. Because there is no loud drilling or jarring vibrations with this technology, it is a great option for patients with dental anxiety. You will be able to sit back and relax during the brief treatment. The laser is able to quickly and effectively remove plaque and tartar during deep cleanings, making the treatment simple and more comfortable. The Fotona LightWalker Laser also reduces gum trauma, minimizes swelling during treatment, and expedites the healing process. This all means a greater success rate and reduced or eliminated tooth-loss through effective periodontal treatment. 

Long term effects if left untreated and negative progression

If you have cardiovascular disease, it’s critical to take control of your periodontal health to prevent heart attacks and stroke.