Dr. Roman Shlafer Raises Awareness of the Link Between Stroke and Gum Disease in Farmington, MI
In light of Stroke Awareness Month, Dr. Roman Shlafer urges those patients suffering with gum disease symptoms to seek gum disease treatment in Farmington as soon as possible. Periodontal disease has been linked to an increased risk of stroke along with other health complications.
Farmington, MI (PRWEB) May 14, 2014
Recent studies have revealed a link between stroke risk and gum disease, which is why Dr. Shlafer is urging patients to seek early gum disease treatment in Farmington to decrease their risk of serious future complications.
Recently, many studies have come to light revealing a disturbing connection between severe periodontal disease and an increased risk of stroke. A study out of Harvard University showed that tooth loss (which can be one of the gum disease symptoms) may be one of the factors that increase a person’s stroke risk. This study discovered that man who had less than 25 teeth had 57% higher risk of experiencing a stroke than those who had more than 25 teeth.
Other studies have shown that people suffering with moderate to severe gum disease had a risk of stroke that was 4.3 times higher than those with mild to no gum disease. Researchers believe that the bacteria responsible for causing gum disease can enter the blood stream and cause a build-up of plaque as well as inflammation that can lead to a heart attack or stroke. There are also scientists who believe that gum disease increases the likelihood of blood clotting, which can raise the risk of experiencing a heart attack or a stroke.
These studies bring to light the importance of oral health to overall body health. Dr. Shalfer offers advanced gum disease treatment in Farmington for those patients suffering with even the earliest gum disease symptoms. The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) uses an FDA cleared laser to remove both the diseased gum tissue and its bacterial cause. This treatment option offers patients many unique advantages like a faster healing time as well as its ability to save endangered teeth and stimulate bone growth.
Untreated gum disease can lead to serious complications, which is why fast and effective treatment is so important to Dr. Shlafer. Take time to decrease stroke risk today by receiving laser gum surgery from Dr. Shlafer. To learn more about Dr. Shlafer and his dental services visit his website at http://www.detroitgumsurgery.com and call (248) 918-4205.
About the Doctor
Dr. Roman Shlafer is a general practitioner offering patients personalized dental care for Farmington, MI since 1986. Dr. Shlafer received his DDS from the University Of Michigan School Of Dentistry, where he studied under top reconstructive and cosmetic dentists. He completed his graduate studies at the Center for Advanced Dental Studies. Dr. Shlafer is part of the American Dental Association and is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP® FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Dr. Shlafer and his dental services visit his website at http://www.detroitgumsurgery.com and call (248) 918-4205.
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