SYMPTOM 3: BLEEDING, SORE OR SWOLLEN GUMS
Few people would ever think that gum problems could be linked to heart disease.
However, unhealthy gums are a symptom of periodontis.
That is a serious gum infection that damages the gums – and can destroy the jawbone.
Periodontis can actually lead to an increase in inflammation across the body, according to Dr Erwein.
And, over-activity of inflammatory pathways is a strong risk factor for the development of atherosclerotic heart disease and heart attack.
Thus, it’s recommended that people follow up regularly with their dentist for oral hygiene.
They should also regularly brush and floss their teeth.