Sports medicine: Periodontitis Check-Up

Are you an athlete and are you suffering from a sudden performance loss without any possible explanation? Are you suffering from inflammation of the gums and gum bleeding? In this case, you should consult a dentist immediately. Periodontitis is not only a risk for your teeth but it can even lead to a cardiac infarction or stroke.  Smileforever is specialized in treatments with periodontitis and is perfectly acquainted with the latest technology that does not only protect your teeth.

Periodontitis – A threat to the body

Complaints caused by the periodontium are perceived as an essential factor in the risk of cardio-vascular diseases. What may at first sound harmless, represents a threat that should not be underestimated: As many studies have shown, patients with periodontitis have a two times or rather three times higher risk suffering a stroke or heart attack. Gum diseases are one of the high risk factors of this arterial occlusive disease which is the most frequent cause of death in Germany besides smoking, diabetes, overweight and excessive consumption of alcohol. If periodontitis remains untreated, bacteria may enter continuously the bloodstream. Some bacteria that have entered the bloodstream can penetrate directly into the cells of the vessel wall and cause vascular diseases. Moreover, the risk of an inflammation of the heart’s inner membrane can also be increased besides heart attacks and strokes. Inflammation of the periodontal ligament can be the gateway through which bacteria of the endocarditic invade the body.

Periodontitis - the unknown danger

The danger of periodontitis which can be harmful to the whole organism is scarcely known. Although about 70 percent of the German population between 25 and 50 years old and about 80 per cent of the over 60 years old suffer from inflammation of the gums.

Get tested

In order to protect yourself against periodontitits and resulting diseases, we offer you a thorough examination with bacterial testing. If a porphyromonas gingivalis is determined that affects your heart, the dentist may immediately start with a treatment with antibiotics. Particular athletes should undergo regular periodontitis check ups.

 

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