Sullivan, Yasner and KazemiDrs Sullivan, Yasner and Kazemi, Specialists in Periodontics Dental Implants1416 Brace Road, Cherry Hill NJ 08034

1416 Brace Road Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-3523 tel 856 795 8020 fax 856 795 9785

Gum Diseases

Periodontal & System Diseases

Women's Health Issues

In the course of practice we frequently consult with obstetricians, gynecologists and other physicians regarding the status of our female patients undergoing periodontal treatment. We have recently written to area physicians updating them on information related to periodontal diseases in women. This article will serve to highlight some of the recent developments between periodontal diseases and pregnancy.
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Cardiovascular Diseases

During the course of practice we frequently consult with physicians, especially cardiologists, regarding the cardiovascular status of our patients undergoing periodontal treatment. Usually we are interested in issues related to antibiotic pre-medication to prevent SBE, interruption of anti-coagulant therapy prior to surgery, and the use of vasoconstrictors in our local anesthetics. The purpose of this article is to make you aware of two additional factors which may have important effects on both the periodontal and cardiovascular health of our patients.
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Periodontal Diseases and Bacterial Pneumonia

A recent article in the Journal of Periodontology highlighted an interesting potential relationship between pathogenic bacteria in the oral cavity which results in periodontal diseases and their relationship to bacterial pneumonia in compromised patients. With more and more bacteria showing antibiotic resistance, it becomes increasingly important to adequately identify and control the known sources of bacterial contamination in patients that suffer from both periodontal diseases and pulmonary diseases.
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