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Dr. Neil Gottehrer Discusses Link Between Heart Disease and Gum Disease

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More than 80 percent of American adults have gingivitis, or gum disease, to some degree and in extreme cases, this can lead to permanent tooth loss in addition to inflammation spreading throughout the body.

April 30, 2014 /MM-prReach/ —

Havertown, PA dentist and periodontist, Dr. Neil Gottehrer, is encouraging patients to become more aware of their gum health in light of recent studies that link the presence of gum disease with heart disease. More than 80 percent of American adults have gingivitis, or gum disease, to some degree and in extreme cases, this can lead to permanent tooth loss in addition to inflammation spreading throughout the body.

Periodontists like Dr. Gottehrer are now working together with cardiologists to assess the risk of patients with gum disease, linking their condition with cardiovascular disease. Often referred to as the oral-systematic disease connection, studies show that those with inflamed gums also have an increased risk of that inflammation spreading to the rest of the body, particularly the heart.

“When most people think of having healthy teeth, they only think of being cavity-free and often forget that healthy gums are essential for healthy teeth,” said Dr. Neil Gottehrer. “Gums that are inflamed and chronically house bacteria are a major factor behind adult tooth loss, as well as predisposing the patient to stroke, atherosclerosis, and adult-onset diabetes.”

Dr. Gottehrer offers several advanced treatments at his office for patients with gum disease, and has actually been involved in developing new technology that treats gingivitis painlessly. He has personally treated thousands of patients with his non-surgical option for gingivitis treatment, helping them manage or even reverse the disease altogether. Dr. Gottehrer received additional training in periodontics after dental school and has instructed hundreds of dentists across the nation in the latest techniques to manage gum disease.

As well as providing treatment for gum disease and providing dental implants, Dr. Gottehrer also offers a variety of other dental services at his practice. He is a Havertown, PA sedation dentist for those who may experience fear or anxiety about the dentist and also provides emergency dentistry for those who need immediate care outside of regular office hours. For those looking for a dramatic improvement in their smile with minimal time and no pain required, Dr. Gottehrer provides Zoom whitening in Havertown, PA. He is also a certified dental implants dentist in Havertown, PA for adult patients who have lost teeth as a result of gum disease, decay, or injury.

Dr. Gottehrer has been recognized by Dentistry Today magazine as one of the top 100 dentists in the United States. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland Dental School and has been practicing dentistry for more than 30 years. He is known as one of the most innovative thought leaders in the country, having also appeared on various TV shows and completed interviews for several national news sources.

To find more information about the services Dr. Gottehrer offers for those struggling with gum disease, please visit www.SmilePA.com and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eAyqj2bDvY.

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Name: Dr. Neil Gottehrer
Email: info@smilepa.com
Phone: (610) 449-9500
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