Dental disease leading to stroke

Varying degrees of periodontal disease (gum disease) are associated with strokes. Mild gum disease, which causes inflammation of the gums, is called gingivitis, while more serious gum disease that causes the actual destruction of the gums is called periodontitis.

Patient having Gum Disease

Gum Diseases

Gum disease in general are very common. Almost three in four adults over the age of 35 have some form of gum disease. Normal, healthy gums should be firmly attached to the teeth and underlying bone.