Chester, NJ (PRWEB) February 10, 2015
Dr. Thomas A. Bissell of Bissell Periodontics and Dental Implants Center of New Jersey is honoring American Heart Month this February by educating patients about the links between gum disease and heart disease. Chester, NJ patients can reduce their risks of suffering from heart complications by undergoing treatment for their periodontal disease with Dr. Bissell, who offers the LANAP® protocol. The LANAP® protocol is the first FDA-cleared laser procedure for the treatment of gum disease.
Scientists have recently become more aware of the links between oral health and heart disease. Many of the risks for gum disease and heart disease are the same, such as diabetes, poor nutrition and tobacco use. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, when people have chronic gum disease, they are at a greater risk of having a heart attack. Although the exact cause of the link is still little understood, many scientists believe that the bacteria that cause periodontal disease enter the open wounds in the gums and travel throughout the body. Sometimes they attach to blood vessels and contribute to clot formation within the vessels, which blocks the flow of blood to the heart and makes it more difficult for the organ to pump blood through the body. Another theory states that Chester, NJ patients with periodontal disease have increased inflammation in their body, which again can lead to increased clot formation.
In an effort to keep as many of his patients as possible from developing life-altering heart disease in connection with gum disease, Dr. Bissell recommends that his eligible periodontal patients undergo the LANAP® protocol. This procedure allows the doctor to directly target the bacteria that cause gum disease and that may contribute to heart disease. Using a laser, the PerioLase®MVP-7™, the doctor can eliminate the bacteria and infected gum tissue while leaving healthy tissue untouched. This promotes quick healing and results in little bleeding and discomfort for patients. Unlike traditional gum surgery, there are no stitches and patients are often back to their regular routine before the end of the day.
Combating gum disease and lessening patients’ likelihood of developing heart disease is Dr. Bissell’s main goal this February. Chester, NJ patients with periodontal disease should contact the doctor’s office to learn more about how the LANAP® protocol can help them achieve the smile of their dreams in honor of American Heart Month.
About the Practice
Bissell Periodontics and Dental Implants Center of New Jersey is a periodontal practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Chester, NJ. Dr. Bissell received his Doctor of Medical Sciences Degree at Harvard Medical School and his Postdoctoral Certificate of Periodontology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He belongs to the one percent of dental professionals currently providing the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®), the first FDA-cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Bissell Periodontics and Dental Implants Center of New Jersey visit their website at http://www.drbissell.com and call 908-955-5999.