Periodontal Disease, Heart Disease and Stroke

All on 4 Implants

Dentures can be a pain. Sure, they help you speak and eat like you have regular teeth, but they also come with their problems.

  1. Dentures can cause soreness
  2. excess saliva, and worst of all,
  3. they can slip out of position, making for really embarrassing moments

The dental industry is constantly advancing, and now, there’s a better option that will give you an new set of teeth in just one day.

All On 4 implants restore your entire smile with only – you guessed it – 4 implants.

The treatment involves just one surgery, and the cost of this procedure is much lower than other alternatives, giving you an affordable way to get the smile you’ve always wanted.

Unlike dentures, All On 4 implants are securely placed deep in the jawbone, which means you’ll never have to worry about them shifting or loosening.

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To give you a better idea of how this procedure works, let’s first go through what a single dental implant looks like.

A dental implant is a small titanium screw that is secured deep in your jawbone to replace the root of a missing tooth. After the implant is put in place, a crown is attached to give you a secure and functional prosthetic tooth.

The beauty of the All On 4 implants is that you don’t need a dental implant for each one of your missing teeth.

All you need to get an entire new set of teeth on the top row of your mouth is 4 implants that are strategically placed.

The implant material is made of titanium, meaning that it’s extremely durable.

The best part of the procedure is that titanium has the ability to fuse to your bone and to function as a part of it.

That means that the All On 4 implants will become a part of your jawbone, serving as prosthetic teeth that feel and look completely natural.

The implants can also help prevent future bone loss in your jaw. Your facial structure will be maintained for a longer period of time, and your oral health will be much better.

Dr. Jae Cho has expertly perfected this technology so that you can have a perfect smile in one day.

Here’s why patients who are missing most of their teeth rely on Wildflower:

  1. Our staff takes your comfort and care seriously
  2. We use the latest technology and techniques to guarantee that your visit is a pleasant one
  3. Our goal is to assist each patient in achieving and maintaining long term dental health

After you leave with a brand new smile, everyday activities will feel different – better. The dental implants are temporary, which gives them time to heal and attach correctly to your jawbone.

Once that legwork is complete, we’ll replace those temporary teeth with permanent ones, leaving you with a smile that fits your facial structure perfectly.

If you’re not sure whether the All On 4 implants are right for you, consider these questions:

  1. Are you missing most or all of your teeth?
  2. Are you tired of dealing with dentures?
  3. Do you want a new set of teeth in just one day?
  4. Do you want teeth that look and feel real?
  5. Are you ready to have teeth that are secure and won’t wiggle or move?

If you answered yes to 1 or more of these questions, we’d like to invite you to a free consultation.

We’ll scan your jawbone to help you determine if this procedure is the answer to your perfect smile dilemma.

Give us a call to find out how you can save $500 off the All On 4 procedure.

Periodontal disease, heart disease and stroke may seem to be unlikely bedfellows, but researchers have found that gum disease sufferers are nearly twice as likely to also suffer from coronary heart disease.  In addition, research studies have discovered that oral infection is indeed a risk factor for stroke.  People diagnosed with acute cerebrovascular ischemia were more likely to also be experiencing some degree of periodontal disease.

Periodontal disease is a progressive condition in which the gingival tissue surrounding the teeth is infected by the colonization of bacteria.  Bacteria found in plaque colonize first above, then below the g gumline causing the tissue to pull away from the teeth.  If periodontal disease is left untreated, deep pockets form between the gums and the teeth and the tissue of the underlying jawbone is also destroyed.  The destruction of bone tissue causes the teeth to shift, wobble or completely detach from the bone.

Coronary heart disease occurs when the walls of the coronary arteries become progressively thicker due to the buildup of fatty proteins.  The heart then suffers from a lack of oxygen and must labor significantly harder to pump blood to the rest of the body.  Coronary heart disease sufferers sometimes experience blood clots which obstruct normal blood flow and reduce the amount of vital nutrients and oxygen the heart needs to function properly.  This phenomenon often leads to heart attacks.

Reasons for the Connection

There is little doubt that the presence of periodontal disease can exacerbate existing heart conditions.  The periodontist and cardiologist generally work as a team in order to treat individuals experiencing both conditions.

There are several theories which may explain the link between heart disease, stroke and periodontal disease, which include the following:

Oral bacteria affect the heart – There are many different strains of periodontal bacteria.  Researchers assert that some of these strains of bacteria enter the bloodstream and attach to the fatty plaques in the heart blood vessels (coronary arteries).  This attachment then contributes to clot formation causing grave danger to the individual. Inflammation – Periodontal disease causes severe inflammation in the gum tissue which elevates the white blood cell count and also the high sensitivity C-reactive protein levels.  Research studies have shown that elevated levels of C-reactive proteins have been linked to heart disease. Infectious susceptibility – Individuals who experience particularly high levels of oral bacteria may have weaker immune systems and an inadequate host inflammatory response.  These factors may induce specific vascular effects which have previously been shown to contribute in the onset of certain forms of heart disease.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Since periodontal disease appears to be a risk factor for both heart attack and stroke, it is extremely important to seek immediate treatment.  Initially, the periodontist will conduct thorough examinations to assess the exact condition of the teeth, gums and jawbone.  X-rays can be helpful in determining whether bone loss is prevalent in the upper and lower jaw.

The dentist is able to conduct deep cleaning treatments such as scaling and root planing to remove hardened calculus (tartar) deposits from the gum pockets.  An antibiotic may be prescribed to ensure that the bacterium is completely destroyed and the periodontal infection does not spread.  In most cases, periodontal disease can be prevented with regular cleanings and proper home care.

If you have questions or concerns about periodontal disease and its relation to heart disease and stroke, please ask your dentist.