Periodontitis and Stroke: A Young Adult Risk

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What is Periodontitis?

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Periodontitis

Periodontitis is an advanced stage of gum disease that causes inflammation and infection of the gums and supporting structures of the teeth.

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The Link Between Periodontitis and Stroke

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Chronic inflammation from periodontitis can lead to atherosclerosis, which hardens and narrows arteries, increasing stroke risk.

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Why Young Adults Should Be Concerned

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Emerging evidence suggests young adults with periodontitis may also be at risk for stroke.

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