Millions of dental implants have been successfully placed in the past 30 years in the USA with a high success rate. There is a failure rate of 5% immediately after placement,...
inflamatory diseases like Periodontitis and atheroscleroric heart disease.
The plaques found in coronary arteries often have the same bacteria in them
that we find in the periodontal pockets of Periodontitis patients.
Statistically there is a strong association but a causative relationship
has not been proven but merely speculated. A recent study done at NYU
LANGONE by Dr. Young has also show a strong association between periodontal
pathogenic bacteria and pancreatic cancer. These researchers are not doing
a,study to see if injecting these bacteria into rats will CAUSE pancreatic