The connection between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease encourages cardiologists and periodontists to work together to ensure your health.
LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL – (MAY 2014) – Cardiovascular or heart disease contributes to 2,400 deaths per day, while gum or periodontal disease affects nearly 75 percent of Americans. Despite impacting separate areas of the body, research has indicated that periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease may be connected. In fact, according to Lindsay B. Eastman, D.D.S., M.S., having one of these diseases may actually increase your risk of developing the other. “Both periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease are considered inflammatory diseases, and inflammation is the common mechanism that connects them,” says Dr. Eastman.
Because of this connection, Dr. Lindsay B. Eastman has opened a new practice in the Lakewood Ranch Medical Office building behind Lakewood Ranch Hospital alongside of other health professionals like cardiologists, oncologists and pain management specialists. Dr. Eastman is passionate about reducing the risks of developing serious conditions such as heart disease, pancreatic cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease related to the chronic inflammation linked with gum disease.
“Periodontists and cardiologists are starting to work together to better manage their patients’ risk factors for future disease progression,” says Dr. Eastman. “It is important that periodontists and cardiologists collaborate to control the inflammatory burden in the body as a result of gum disease or heart disease, thereby helping to reduce further disease progression, and ultimately improve patients’ overall health.”
About the Doctor
Lindsay B. Eastman, DDS, MS, PA is a periodontist offering patients personalized dental care in Bradenton, FL since 1980. Dr. Eastman received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Loyola University Dental School where he completed his Graduate training in Periodontics and his Masters of Science in Oral Biology. He received his Post-Graduate specialty training in Surgical Placement of Implants from Northwestern University Dental School, and completed Business Management Training from Pride Institute. He is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Dr. Eastman and his dental services visit his website at www.eastmanonline.com and call (941) 351-3000.