A recent study in China involved adults who had pre-hypertension and moderate-to-severe gum disease. The study showed that intensively treating gum disease may help lower blood pressure.
– 1 in 3 adults has high blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for heart attacks and strokes
– These preliminary findings suggest additional research into this area would be useful
– Speak to your dentist if you’re worried about gum disease or high blood pressure
“Intensive treatment included standard treatment as well as cleaning down to the roots of teeth, antibiotic treatment and removal of teeth, if necessary.”