Tag Archives : periodontal disease and high blood pressure

What do you think about your Medical History Form?

When you think about your Medical History form what comes to mind? Are the questions on your intake questionnaire designed to extract information about the presence of chronic illnesses, allergies and unusual reactions or negative dental experiences? How much credence do you actually give to that information? Do you use the information as a reason […]

What do periodontal disease and heart disease have in common?

Studies have reported that people who have heart disease have a 1.5- 4 times increased risk for periodontal disease. (The risk is highest for patient with extensive gum disease, bleeding from every tooth). Acute coronary syndrome, high blood pressure (hypertension) and high cholesterol have also been associated with periodontal disease. Periodontal disease has also been […]