For Dentists, New Research Stresses Importance of Treating Oral Inflammation

New research now connects oral inflammation with an unlikely condition—erectile dysfunction. Dr. Dan Sindelar identifies and treats oral inflammation in his patients to prevent a host of life-threatening diseases, and encourages other dentists to do so as well.

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) January 03, 2013

Dr. Dan Sindelar, current president of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH) and owner of St. Louis dental office Sindelar Dental, says that new research connecting periodontal disease with erectile dysfunction further stresses the important role dentists play in improving their patients' overall health by treating oral inflammation. With many life-threatening illnesses like heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and diabetes connected with oral inflammation, treating periodontal disease prevents a host of life-threatening and life-altering conditions.

The recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that men with severe periodontal disease were more than three times more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction than men with healthy gums were. Head researchers concluded that periodontal disease should be considered a “causative clinical condition” of erectile dysfunction.

"Now more than ever, it's important for us to address overall health in our oral care,” says Dr. Sindelar. “As dental professionals, we play a key role in reducing risks for some of our most deadly, most costly, and most life-altering diseases."

As previous research has concluded, many chronic conditions are connected to poor oral health and oral inflammation. New methods allow dental professionals to treat oral inflammation on a microbial level, allowing dental professionals to screen their patients for the important risk factors that lead to life-threatening conditions.

Advanced salivary diagnostics provide a non-invasive solution to test patients for certain bacteria and genetic variations that increase susceptibility to periodontal disease. The simple, painless rinse test allows a specific treatment plan to be created to combat oral inflammation and reduce the risk of such serious conditions as heart disease, diabetes, strokes, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and now, erectile dysfunction.

“If you're not treating periodontal disease on a microbial level, you're missing the opportunity to improve your patients lives and grow your practice,” Dr. Sindelar says. “By treating oral inflammation, you can help your patients reduce the risks of life-threatening and life-altering conditions.”

Dr. Dan Sindelar offers his expertise to dental practitioners by showing them how to grow their practices and increase their revenue by expanding their treatment offerings in several categories that address their patients' health. For more information, visit

About Dr. Dan Sindelar
Dr. Sindelar is the current president of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH). He evangelizes cooperation and communication between the medical and dental fields in light of remarkable new dental treatments. By participating with cardiologists in the prevention of heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes, he earned his preceptorship certification, a sign of the importance that the medical community now places on dental care as an essential component of overall health. Dr. Dan was born and raised in St. Louis, where he has run a private practice, serving the community as one of its leading dentists for more than 30 years. Dan focuses on general advanced cosmetic rehabilitation, gum disease, oral inflammation, comprehensive periodontal management, dental sleep medicine, neuromuscular dentistry, and facial pain and TMJ/TMD therapy.

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