Dr. Ari Moskowitz Supports Stroke Awareness Month this May, Seeks to Raise Awareness of Oral Health and Stroke Connection

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This May, Dr. Ari Moskowitz honors Stroke Awareness Month by educating patients about the link between oral infections and stroke. Dr. Moskowitz encourages those with gum disease in Catonsville, MD, or those with any periodontal concerns, to learn about modern treatment options to help restore oral and overall health.

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May is Stroke Awareness Month, and Dr. Ari Moskowitz recognizes the occasion by teaching his patients about the connection between stroke and periodontitis. While science has discovered that the two diseases are linked, both conditions are largely preventable. Dr. Moskowitz urges patients this month to seek treatment for oral concerns, in honor of the occasion. Dr. Moskowitz treats gum disease in Catonsville, MD, with the FDA-cleared LANAP® protocol. The specially calibrated beam of light targets bacteria and clears away infection to restore oral health and contribute to the patient’s overall well-being.

Most people associate brushing and flossing with a beautiful smile. While these activities are essential to prevent tooth decay, they also inhibit the accumulation of plaque around and below the gumline. Unchecked, this substance hardens and attacks the sensitive structures around the roots of teeth. As a result of the inflammation, pockets of pus develop that create deep spaces between the teeth and gums. The open wounds allow oral bacteria to enter the bloodstream, which could initiate inflammation elsewhere in the system. When arteries become inflamed and swollen it hardens, which can create a risk for stroke.

It is essential for a person with gum disease in Catonsville, MD, to seek treatment before the infection progresses to this point. However, traditional methods often involve cutting the gums to scrape away the buildup and remove the decayed tissues. This causes trauma to the tissues and may take weeks to heal. To eliminate this painful technique, Dr. Moskowitz has become certified to offer the LANAP® protocol, which replaces sharp dental tools with the PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser. The ultrafine tip can be inserted in the space between the gums and teeth, so the area can be cleaned without incisions and sutures. Infection is removed gently and more effectively, and in some cases, the laser can stimulate new bone growth, speeding the healing process.

Stroke Awareness Month provides the ideal opportunity for people suffering from gum disease to seek treatment in Catonsville, MD. More information about the LANAP® protocol and other services provided by Dr. Moskowitz can be found at http://www.baltimoreperio.com. Patients can schedule an appointment by calling (410) 774-5441.

About the Practice

Baltimore Periodontics Lasers & Dental Implants is a periodontal practice offering individualized care for patients in Catonsville, MD. Dr. Ari Moskowitz has been voted by general dentists as one of the top periodontists in the Baltimore area (as surveyed by Baltimore Magazine). He received his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry (D.M.D.) from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1998. Immediately following dental school graduation, he gained entrance to the prestigious University of Maryland- Baltimore College of Dental Surgery Periodontology Program for residency training, where he received a Certificate as a specialist in the field of Periodontics in 2001. He later became Board Certified in Periodontology, an achievement that only 2,000 periodontists in the U.S.A. had achieved at that time. Dr. Moskowitz believes in continuing education and is proud to offer advanced periodontal techniques, such as the LANAP® protocol and Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Technique™, to provide the best possible outcomes. To learn more about Baltimore Periodontics Lasers & Dental Implants and the services they provide please visit their website at http://www.baltimoreperio.com or call (410) 774-5441.

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