Dr. Michael Stypula Raises Awareness of the Connection Between Stroke and Gum Disease in Upper St. Clair, PA

In light of Stroke Awareness Month, Dr. Michael Stypula urges patients suffering with gum disease to seek early gum disease treatment in Upper St. Clair. Dr. Stypula offers a gum surgery alternative that can eliminate diseased gum tissue and its bacterial cause, as well as decrease a patient’s risk stroke risk.

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Dr. Michael C. Stypula is a periodontist in Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Michael C. Stypula Raises Awareness of Stroke and Gum Disease in Upper St. Clair, PA.

Upper St. Clair, PA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014

Recent studies have shown that periodontal disease is linked to an increased risk of stroke, which is why Dr. Stypula urges patients suffering with gum disease to receive treatment as soon as possible. Dr. Stypula now offers gum disease treatment to patients in Upper St. Clair that is an effective gum surgery alternative called the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®). LANAP® offers patients many advantages over traditional gum surgery like faster recovery time and no required cutting or sutures. Treating gum disease is one of the first steps a person can take to improve both their oral health and overall body health, and LANAP® makes this step an easy one to take.

Recently, a study out of Harvard University has shown that lost teeth (a symptom of gum disease) can increase a person’s risk for ischemic stroke. This study found that men who had less than 25 teeth had a stroke risk that was 57 percent higher than men who had 25 teeth or more. Other studies have shown that patients with severe gum disease had a risk of stroke that was 4.3 times higher than those with mild or no gum disease.

Researchers have suggested many different explanations for the link between gum disease and stroke, but no consensus has been reached. Some believe that the bacteria that cause gum disease can enter the blood stream and cause inflammation which then leads to plaque buildup in the arteries which could increase a person’s risk of stroke. Others believe that the bacteria responsible for causing gum disease makes blood more likely to clot, which can then increase a person’s risk of experiencing a stroke.

Luckily, gum disease is treatable and those looking for gum disease treatment in Upper St. Clair should consider the gum surgery alternative offered by Dr. Stypula. Treating gum disease is one of the first and easiest steps a person can take to decrease their stroke risk.

To learn more about gum disease treatment or Dr. Stypula and his dental services, please visit http://www.pittsburgh-periodontist.com and call (412) 348-8833.

About the Doctor:

Dr. Michael Stypula is a periodontist offering patients personalized dental care in Upper St. Clair and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Michael Stypula graduated from St. Bonaventure University and received a BS in Biology. He then attended Temple University School of Dentistry, where he was awarded his Doctor of Dental Science (D.D.S.) degree. At the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine Dr. Stypula received his training in periodontics and implants and earned his degree of M.D.S. Dr. Stypula is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP® FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease treatment. His practice is dedicated to oral health. To learn more about their dental services, please visit http://www.pittsburgh-periodontist.com and call (412) 348-8833.