Studies shows a link between periodontal disease and stroke


Periodontal disease

New studies are released every year linking periodontal disease and stroke. The good news is, periodontal disease is preventable and treatable and is an easy way to eliminate one risk factor you may have for stroke.

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die.

Watch for these signs and symptoms if you think you or someone else may be having a stroke.
✔Trouble with speaking and understanding
✔Paralysis or numbness of the face, arm or leg.
✔Trouble with seeing in one or both eyes
✔Trouble with walking
✔Headache

So far, all the stroke patients that we had examined have mild or severe periodontal disease. It is highly recommended to Visit a dentist every 6mths, this will not only help to prevent your risk of stroke but also other systemic diseases.
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