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The Bochum dentists Tak & Heermann inform about the relationship between periodontal disease and vascular occlusion, rheumatism and diabetes before the hazards of undiscovered gingivitis of the Bochum-based dentist Dr. Jorn Thiemer, MSc warns: scientific studies have confirmed the negative impact on many diseases such as diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. Also can be triggered to heart attacks, strokes and premature “, stresses the doctor established in Bochum-Wattenscheid and points to a new test. With this, the inflammatory material MMP-8 can prove that affects many processes in the body. Considered to be secured, that when gum disease with a high MMP-8 value, the risk for a heart attack doubled. In addition, the risk of stroke and thrombosis increases as inflammation substances in the arteries can lead to a closure. Who had been a such disease or problems with the vessels, should determine its MMP-8 value to the security Let “, explains Dr.

Jan Heermann. Serious consequences threaten also pregnant women. And even teeth and dental prosthesis such as including the implants are in danger. To prepare for a pregnancy should include also a dental check “, requires Ulrich Friday, gynecologist and member of the Board of the Professional Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. In particular, the dentist must examine whether chronic gum disease exists. “Due to inflammation of the gums substances are released, which can lead to premature labor and then trigger a premature or miscarriage. Especially women who are already pregnant, should be thoroughly examine their teeth.

The MMP-8 test suited for this, because it delivers results quickly and painlessly “, explains Dr. Jorn Thiemer. Diabetics or patients who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, should be also tested. The MMP 8 provides that in both cases a worsening of the disease. The blood sugar fluctuates and is worse adjustable. This leads in turn to a greater susceptibility to gingivitis. In arthritis, there is more tissue damage “, warns Dr. Jan Heermann. Early diagnosis is so important, because then a quick and targeted treatment can follow. So, partly serious consequential damages teeth and the whole body can be prevented. Interested parties can obtain advice without obligation in practice. Information under Tel.: 02327-239 73 and


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