Dr. KH Lim
Dental plaque is not the same as plaque in the heart arteries.
The plaque is not the same.
The problem is the g-bacteria involved in disease causes blood cloth formation in blood vessels and this is the people most.
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
The plaque around teeth is not the same as plaque found in heart vessels. However, the plaque and bacteria found around teeth, can cause an inflammatory reaction in the body which will increase proteins(C- Reactive protein) responsible for developing the plaque found in heart vessels.....
Also, the same bacteria found in plaque buildup around teeth, have been found in heart tissue.