Fort Myers, FL (April 21, 2017) –
Fort Myers dentist, announced the link between periodontal gum disease and Heart Attacks
Did you know that dental infections could cause heart attacks and strokes? In their groundbreaking book, Beat The Heart Attack Gene, world-renowned cardiovascular specialists Bradley Bale, MD and Amy Doneen, DPN, ARNP present their revolutionary, comprehensive plan to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Bale and Doneen have created a prevention program that uses leading-edge genetic testing and the latest science to not only identify but also treat people who harbour silent and potentially life threatening plaque in their arteries.
Their Postgraduate Medical Journal article High-risk Periodontal Pathogens Contribute to the Pathogenesis of Atherosclerosis is a landmark publication that takes periodontal bacteria from an associated to a direct causal status of arteriosclerotic vascular disease. Here is their conclusion in the article:
“We now have evidence that periodontal disease can cause systemic inflammation and can also adversely affect the three essential mechanisms in the pathogenesis of arteriosclerotic vascular disease. It is necessary to classify periodontal disease due to high-risk pathogens as a cause of ASVD. This type of periodontal disease is a medical condition with a dental solution. At present, our dental colleagues have not elucidated a definitive way in which to successfully manage this type of PD. The pathway is clear for justifying that PD due to high-risk pathogens is causal of ASVD. Once our healthcare partners in dentistry have identified effective management of this type of PD, such intervention offers significant potential for reducing the impact of ASVD.”
Dentistry Saves Lives
Because of Dr.s Bale and Doneen’s work and research dedicated to the prevention of heart attacks and strokes, dentistry must now become a partner with the medical community to help prevent the leading causes of death in our nation.
With these trailblazing medical professional’s research and proven clinical protocols, dentistry is now one of the cornerstones of treating arterial disease. Along with periodontal disease, it has been shown that abcessed teeth and failing endodontic treatments are also involved with causing heart attacks and strokes. No longer is there justification to watch an asymptomatic lesion at the apex of a root canal. We now have the opportunity to not only save people’s teeth but to actually help to save their lives.
Recent published studies suggest that up to 50 percent of all heart attacks may be triggered by an infection in the mouth. Bale and Doneen believe that any patient that has suffered a heart attack deserves an immediate referral to a dentist who will effectively evaluate them with a complete exam. Our office provides state of the art DNA testing for specific oral bacteria that have been proven to be a part of the pathogenesis of ASVD. A cone-beam radiograph is also necessary for the uncovering of asymptomatic infected teeth especially endodontically treated teeth. We provide laser treatment for periodontal disease with the only laser approved by the FDA for this treatment.
Dentist D. Scott Trettenero, DDS has become an endorsed provider for the Bale/Doneen’s method for the prevention of heart attacks and strokes.