Bale Doneen Practice
If you have a cardiovascular risk assessment that determines you are at risk not only because of risk factors (such as high blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol and family history) but also after looking for the presence of plaque in the wall of your arteries, then you need a plan to prevent this from ever becoming an event (heart attack or stroke).
If you have known vascular disease, such as a prior heart attack, stents, stroke or TIA (transient ischemic attack), then you need to have a plan to prevent another event. This is possible.
This is a great quote from the Beat the Heart Attack Gene book, written by Dr. Bradley Bale and Dr. Amy Doneen: "We treat the entire person, not just his or her cardiovascular disease, with a comprehensive prevention plan. It often takes more than the current standard of care to accomplish this."
This requires close monitoring to make sure that the inflammation is kept as low as possible. It involves looking for the root cause of why the plaque is there in the first place. We are always learning new possible root causes of vascular disease and each must be investigated to be sure we uncover all concerns so that they can be addressed. Some may be surprising.
Oral health is extremely important in preventing vascular disease. It is important to have an oral health provider that understands the significance of what is referred to as the "oral-systemic connection."
Let us know if you would like more information on this exciting part of our practice - just click here to send us a request, or call us at (225) 756-5305.