Connecting Oral Health & Systemic Health

Most people don’t realize that diseased gums can lead to a diseased heart, including heart attack, circulatory problems throughout the body, including erectile dysfunction in men, gastrointestinal problems and stroke. Your gums are one of the first lines of defense against these serious health issues. Taking care of them will significantly impact medical treatment outcomes and overall health and well-being. 

Therefore, if your mouth is diseased with harmful bacteria, then there’s a good chance this bacteria can reach your bloodstream and spread to other parts of the body. Sources of oral bacterial inflammation and infection include gum disease, failing root canals, decayed teeth, abscessed teeth and impacted wisdom teeth.

Laser disinfection

Dr. Satko is unique in that she uses an Nd-Yag laser to target and eliminate harmful bacteria, which allows the treated tissues to regenerate. She is often called upon by physicians to provide pre-operative treatment to remove oral infection prior to:

  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Cardiac and vascular surgery
  • Pre and post-operative radiation and chemotherapy
  • Oral biphosponates for osteoporosis
  • Diabetes and hypertension management
  • Auto-immune disease treatment 
  • Failing dental implants 

Dr. Satko uses a unique laser for these evidence-based procedures. She uses LANAP (laser-assisted new attachment procedure) to eliminate bacteria from the gums without cutting. This reduces bleeding, pain and recovery time, making it a favorite for patients.

Oral Systemic Health Center

Dr. Satko is pleased to announce the founding of a multi-disciplinary oral systemic health center within her practice. It will utilize physicians, specialists and dentists for optimal treatment of the oral systemic connection and management of disease. For more information, contact us.