Round Rock, TX Dentist Dr. Bhavesh Bhakta Informs Patients of the Connection between Pancreatic Cancer and Gum Disease

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Dr. Bhavesh Bhakta at Capital Area Dentistry informs patients of the connection between pancreatic cancer and gum disease. Patients suffering from gum disease and seeking a bleeding gum cure could be at a higher risk for pancreatic cancer and should seek gum disease treatment.

Bhavesh Bhakta, DDS, is using Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month to alert patients to the connection between this cancer and gum disease.

Recent studies have shown a strong link between the presence of gum disease in the body and an increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer. Research suggests that the chronic, low-grade inflammation associated with periodontal infection could be the causal factor behind the increased risk of cancer. This inflammation weakens the immune system to the point that the body is more susceptible to the development of cancerous cells. Dr. Bhakta believes in educating his patients about this link and warning them of the potentially life-threatening effects of gum disease.

Because gum disease is so closely associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer, Dr. Bhakta recommends that sufferers in the Austin area come to him for gum disease treatment as soon as possible. He is certified to perform Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) on eligible patients. This treatment uses a highly selective laser to fight gum disease instead of a scalpel. The selective nature of the technology results in the removal of damaged tissue, while sparing healthy tissue. The intact healthy tissue can then firmly reattach to the roots of teeth, thus closing the pocket created by gum disease. Because LANAP is less invasive than traditional surgical methods, patients typically experience less bleeding, short recovery times and very little discomfort.

Dr. Bhakta believes that individuals with the beginning symptoms of gum disease should seek professional attention immediately. Dr. Bhakta may be able to suggest simple bleeding gum cures in the early stages of disease, and may advise undergoing a surgical procedure such as LANAP in more advanced cases. Seeking treatment in a timely manner could be a life-saving decision. Visit for more information regarding the link between gum disease and pancreatic cancer.

About The Doctor

Dr. Bhavesh Bhakta is a general dentist offering personalized dental care for patients in Austin, TX since 2009. Dr. Bhakta received his BA and BS in Biology and Neurobiology from the University of Texas at Austin. He then graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 2008. Following graduation he did a one year internship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. Dr. Bhakta is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the only FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Capital Area Dentistry and their dental services visit their website at and call (512) 782-8141.

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